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 (like me) 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 seven year-old is already in love with his cake.
This cake uses three mini muffin loaf pans, one round pan, and one cake cooked in a cereal bowl. The rocks are candy and I used red frosting in a tub that you can find in the baking aisle for the lava.
The nice thing about this cake is that you don’t want your frosting smooth, so even a child could make this cake with great results! In fact, my kids helped make most of this Star Wars cake.
Liz @ Hoosier Homemade says
Looks great! Funny, 2 volcano cakes in a day!
That is so cool! Great job again. You are becoming the cake queen (of course with all your kids, you get lots of practice).
Looks awesome!! 🙂
The Happier Husband says
Wait a sec -that’s not the cake sitting in my house – my son’s cake has Obi Wan, Padme, Darth Maul and, Qui Gon in a huge battle. The cake above only has Qui Gon and Darth Maul. I think your readers would appreciate the incredible melee you created after you took those pics.
Long Haired Hippie
Happy Housewife, your domestic talents know no bounds. I am duly impressed!!
Miss Maccy says
That looks like an AWESOME cake! Well done!!! Am deliberating if I should show it to my kids – or not!
Yeah! So fun to see “my” cake become yours. You did a great job! It was kinda fun, wasn’t it?
Love the comment by Long-haired hippy, too. 😉 When do we get the next installment?
Mom All Day - Robyn says
Great job! I am someday going to make a theme cake! Just not sure when. LOL
Amanda from Faith, Food and Family says
You did a great job! That’s a great cake! 🙂
That looks amazing! I am very impressed. If my son asked me for a Star Wars cake I would not know what to do. I’ll have to keep this idea in the back of my head somewhere. 🙂
Michelle aka Applie says
Now that is creative. Well done. 🙂
Very cool, love it!
My son is a HUGE star wars fan, he would have loved this cake. Good job!
Kristy B. in WV says
I can’t believe you have a 7-year-old! I remember teaching him in the 3-year-old Sunday school class!! I hope he has a wonderful birthday, and enjoys that incredible cake! 🙂
No cake or the new baby next month LOL j/k Looks great!!!
I used straws to hold my castle cake together and it was the only thing that held the tourrets up. I had no idea professionals used straws! Your star wars cake looks great and I have a little boy that would love that. Now to remember it in October and I will be set.
Nancy M. says
Looks great! What boy wouldn’t love a cake like that!
Good Job!! However I’ve been thinking, this does not look like bed rest to me?? It appears as though you were on your feet for a few hours… 😀 just saying be careful have a great day
The cake looks great – I love buttercream frosting but the tub stuff is great to use in a pinch. I’m sure everyone enjoyed eating your work of art especially the birthday boy.
Awesome!! My boys would totally love that cake.
Great job! 😀 Thumbs way up for being able to tackle this with being on bedrest. 😀 Wow!
that’s awesome! 🙂 great work!
Hi, it's me Jen says
You are amazing. Are you ever in your bed like you’re supposed to be, hhmmm?
The cake looks awesome. I broke down and bought canned frosting this week, too, for my little b-day boy, sometimes we just have to do what we have to do, right?
Thanks for sharing. I wanted to show you the Star Wars cupcakes that we did for our party. I like having cupcakes because we have huge parties with lots of friends (32 kids) so it’s easier for the kids to just come up and grab them. Check it out at:
I’m with Kristy. There is no way he is seven years old. No way. The cake is cool. The boys must have loved it.
Oh man that is really cool looking!! Your cakes are so awesome! My big accomplishment was when I made a hockey cake a year and a half ago.
Wow, that is so cool, I bet your kids loved it! You are such a fun mom.
thanks for showing that, my kids loved it and want to do something like that too.
How cool is that! What a great cake.
Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men says
Thank you for passing on the straw and gravity trick ! I will for sure remember that one when cake season comes around for me. It is June to November for me. Very well done. ((patting your back))
Blessings and ((HUGS)) my SSiC
Great cake. I’m going to attempt one tomorrow for my little guy’s 5th bday. Are those m&ms scattered around???
Yes, those are M&M’s around the cake.