I am forever indebted to Chef Max and Fish Mama for this cake. After discussing my sliding castle cake last week on Twitter, Chef Max gave me two excellent cake decorating tips, straws and cold. Apparently people who decorate cakes more often than the 7 times a year that I do use straws to keep gravity from wrecking their cakes, who knew?
I found the idea for this Star Wars cake in Fish Mama’s eBook Pretty Cook Cakes. My son looked over this book about a hundred times and finally decided on the Star Wars cake for his 7th birthday. This cake was so easy to make, I couldn’t believe it when I finished it in under an hour. The best part about it is that you use canned frosting! I love my butter cream frosting, but with everything going on around here, canned frosting was a life saver!
My cake decorating confidence has been restored and my soon to be 7 year old is already in love with his cake. After tomorrow we have a birthday lull for a few months, hopefully I will have time to practice my skills for the next cake!