Star Wars Cake!

In a galaxy far far away, there was a…

Star Wars Cake!

Yep, that's right a Star Wars cake. One in which the ever good Obi-Wan Kenobi faces off against the dreaded Darth Vader on shattered rock admits boiling lava. You know a normal day at the office. (Before it's brought up, In Episode III this battle actually takes place between Anikin and Obi-Wan but my step-brothers like Darth Vader better and since it was their birthday I changed it for them) Oh… wait is my geek showing… sorry. 

Making this cake was so much fun. I know I haven't shared a cake in a while so I was really excited to show this baby off. When my Dad asked me to bake the cake I jumped at the opportunity. I mean come on as a girl who used to have fun scaring her friends with her Dad's life size statue of Yoda, who by the way wore a Philadelphia Philly's hat, I just couldn't pass this up. Plus I knew it would make my step-brothers and all included happy. 

With that I got to baking. The cake is a two layer yellow cake (that I dyed red) with vanilla icing. I mixed up a batch of yellow and orange icing and swirled them together in a wave like pattern to add dimension and depth so that it had the appearance of hot glowing lava. I added the edible spray in red to enhance that effect.  I then melted down a bunch of dark chocolate into a slab, stuck on Darth and Obi-Wan and placed it all very carefully into the freezer to cool.

Ah ha got you know Darth Vader! … oh sorry… 

To continue, once the chocolate was cooled, I took it out and smashed it into a bunch of little pieces that which then because the floating rocks for the battle with. Darth Vader and Obi-Wan finished the cake by taking their place on top. 

The boys loved it and I am quite happy with how it turned out. In the end we joked that Obi-Wan was the last man standing because his part of the cake hadn't been cut yet. I guess that just simply makes up for all the times he lost his light saber during the day… those little suckers are pretty hard to keep track of.

The End