My dear hubby's birthday happens to falls on International Star Wars Day, yep you guessed it... the 4th May. And seeing that he is a fan of Star Wars we decided to surprise him with a Star Wars cake :)
Originally we were going to try and make a Yoda cake topper, but it was wayyy too complicated for a newbie like us, so we decided we will get a little figurine as a cake topper. We found one that is the perfect size and as a bonus Yoda also accompanied by another Jedi, the famous Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Here is the final result, and we are pleased to say that my dear hubby is really happy to get such an awesome cake for his special day :)
So as usual we made the chocolate cake and cover it with buttercream icing. Then covered it with black fondant. We also made some Star Wars characters out of fondant to decorate the side of the cake. We used Start Wars fondant plunger cutter for that.
I have also prepared a cut out the Star Wars logo, i cut this free hand with a template that I printed off. We also use fondant to make the little yellow stars to decorate all around the cake.
I used the left over butter cream to write "May the 4th be with you" on top of the cake. I used a yellow gel food colouring to match the yellow colour from the Star Wars logo. Then the last step was putting all of the pre-prepared fondant decorations all around the cake, we used a little bit of water to stick them al around the cake, the water acts just like a glue with the fondant.
Then the last step is to put the little figurine on top of the cake. To ensure that they will stand-up nicely without falling i had to use a bit of royal icing as a glue to stick them on. Because of the weight of the figurine water is not strong enough to act as a glue in this case.
Here is the view from the top as the finished result :)
So there you go, it was not too hard to make....just a few prepations in advance with the fondant decorations to make sure it was ready to go when the cake was ready. Hope you like it and may the force be with you, always ;-)