A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…
… lived a wonderful boy who turned 5 and asked his mummy oh so nicely for a Star Wars party 🙂
Here is part one of what was a fabulous (extremely busy) weekend 🙂
The making of R2D2
Master Luke has rather high expectations of what I can do. With an artist type mum and an engineer dad, he comes up with grand imaginative schemes and then tells me how to draw up plans 🙂
An upright R2D2 cake was requested and so the two of us did our research and planning. Saturday morning, 10:30am the work began!
I needed to make…
– 4 gluten free choc mudcakes
– double batch of rice krispie and marshmellow slice
– double batch of choc ganache icing
STEP ONE: Ice cakes and stack
STEP TWO: Insert 5 halved chopsticks into cakes to hold together
STEP THREE: Cover cakes in ganache icing, then with rolled out white fondant icing
STEP FOUR: Cut out legs from Rice krispie slice and cover with white fondant icing. Form extra bits with fondant.
STEP FIVE: Use left over Rice krispie slice pieces to mould head. Using a small mixing bowl, line with plastic wrap, snuggly fit pieces in and compress with a cup until they are formed into a solid bowl shape. Cover with grey tinted fondant icing.
STEP SIX: Attach iced head to the body with more ganache icing.
STEP SEVEN: Colour fondant icing blue, roll out and then get creative making R2D2’s details :). I also used a knife to make markings on his body.
STEP EIGHT: Put body & attached head onto an upturned shallow cake tin on a big tray. Attach iced legs with chopsticks.
STEP NINE: Polish him off with just damp cloth 🙂
7 hours of labour!
One happy birthday boy!
STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO: Jedi Training… the party!