R2D2 Cake

by Jeff

Star Wars R2D2 cake.

Star Wars R2D2 cake.

My son was going crazy over Star Wars so we decided to make him an R2D2 cake. There really wasn't any plan or kit you could use so we decided to have a go at it from scratch.

The body is made of two batches of basic white cake recipe with a teaspoon of strawberry flavor extract and drop of red food coloring in each batch. Wilton 6 inch round pans were used for his body (it took 5 layers to get the right height for the body) and the small pyrex bowl was used to give the basic shape the head and finished by hand.

The head and legs are made of rice crispy treats and formed by hand. They were covered in the same crumb coating of simple vanilla frostingas the rest of the cake

The legs were attached with bamboo skewers and a bamboo skewer was pushed down through the center of the cake to keep the head on (even though covered with fondant can't be too careful).

The bottom of the body was held up with a custard cup to support the cake rather than try to devise something to hold the cake up by the legs.

The cake was covered in Wilton Silver Pearl Dustwas brushed on the top of the cake to give the head a silvery metallic sheen.

It worked out okay. All of the little body details are made out of colored fondant.

I think the cake was a hit based on how fast it went.

The whole project took about 5 hours time including baking and making everything from scratch. The recipes on this site worked perfectly for this cake.

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Apr 06, 2012
Incredibly creative!
by: Anonymous

AWESOME cake!!!! GREAT job. My boys would love this cake! I might just try it! Thanks for the idea!

Jun 08, 2009
by: Staci

That's awesone Jeff, I'm very impressed. I'll have my order for a Sept. birthday to you!

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