For his 9th birthday my grandson, Joe, asked for a homemade Chewbacca cake design. When I realized there are no Chewbacca pans, I searched the internet and used ideas from many of the cute cakes posted there.
I started with 2 sheet cakes and carved his head from the first one. I did his face first as that allowed me to make his fur go in the right directions from mouth and eyes. I used Wilton chocolate frosting for decorating and it held up beautifully on a hot and muggy Cincinnati day.
For his eyes I used a ball of fondant and molded the shape of eyes. I then scooped out the pupils and used M&M"S for the color with a dot of white frosting for highlight. For his nose I used a large piece of Tootsie Roll rolled into a ball and his teeth were TicTac's... a wonderful hint found on this site! For the fur I used a large star tip and stretched the frosting out.
Then I placed the second sheet cake in a T formation and sculpted the shoulders. I cut out a small area to fit under his chin and the sash was white fondant with pieces of Hershey Bar.
This homemade Chewbacca cake design was a huge success with 8 little boys and I will never forget the look on my grandson's face when he saw Chewie for the first time!
The Chewbacca 1st Birthday Cake Design I made for my son's birthday. I wanted something that would be memorable for everyone who came and what would be more memorable than a Wookiee Cake?
The cake was a basic 4 Egg Yellow Cake baked in the Wilton Sports Ball Cake Pan. I cut the bottom off so it would sit flat and then cut the muzzle of the Wookiee. Once the desired shape was achieved I then stuck a dowel through the cake and covered everything in a Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. The fondant was a basic homemade marshmallow fondant that I flavored with Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix (process took a while) I also added some brown icing coloring to get the desired brown. Once the cake was covered with fondant I sculpted all the detail of the fur, I also added rolls of fondant to give Chewbacca his flowing fur. I added the eyes, lip and nose - those were also painted with icing colors.
Once the fur was finished I added a little bit of black icing and thinned everything with water so the fur would take on a depth.
I am extremely pleased with how this cake turned out and it was really good!
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My sons and I decided to make my husband a Chewbacca Star Wars cake since they are into that now. I got the basic shape idea from other photos online and various Star Wars books we have at home.
I used 2 sheet cake sized pans and then put them together and carved the outline of Chewbacca using a knife. I made it a 2 layer yellow cake and made a filling of vanilla pudding with sliced bananas. I then just used about 2 cans of chocolate frosting from the store to make the fur and spread it so it looked like hair--I used lots of chocolate frosting!
For the eyes I colored store bought white frosting with black Wilton food dye and used mini brown M&M's for the pupils with a speck of white frosting for a reflection. The nose is made from black icing and the mouth is also black icing.
For teeth I used white Tic Tacs with a pink Laffy Taffy (or some such candy) for the tongue. For his ammo shoulder strap (I don't know what this is called) I used large marshmallows and a Hershey bar broken into the individual pieces. Enjoy!