I made this Homemade Darth Maul Birthday Cake for my friend's 4 year old son's birthday party, it wasn't my idea. They said he loved Darth Maul. The shoulders are made of chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream filling. The head is layers of vanilla sponge with vanilla butter cream filling.
I used a 3/4" pipe flange bolted to the cake board with a pvc pipe threaded into for the support system. Once the cake was assembled I used vanilla butter cream icing as a crumb coat. I used modeling chocolate to form the expressions on the face, I also cut out the eye sockets and laid white fondant in it. The eyeballs are also white fondant that I put in place before covering the head in fondant. For the teeth I put a strip of white fondant around the mouth area.
I used red fondant to cover the head, then I airbrush with red edible paint for a even look. Once the paint dried I cut out the openings for the eyes and the mouth.The horns were made from modeling chocolate and hand painted for final touches. Everything else was finished by hand, painted with edible paint.
Sadly, I did not get a picture of the Darth Maul Cake Design before transporting it so this picture is of it after it was dropped but it still came together fairly nicely. When I opened it up the kids all knew it was Darth Maul and my son loved it! Every year I make my sons’ birthday cakes and for months my son asked for a Darth Maul cake for his 7th birthday and I was at a lost as to what to do. Every picture I found on the internet seemed to be made with fondant or have a plastic head on it.
Finally, after much brainstorming I came up with this somewhat easier version. I used an oval shape glass casserole dish to bake the red velvet cake, made cupcake to go around and the spikes I made with waffle cones cut to different sizes. The frosting was cream cheese and hard to get to a true red but that was the flavor my son wanted. It did take a while to draw the lines on Darth Maul’s face but it was such a hit it was well worth it.
This Darth Maul Cake was for my son's 5th birthday party. I found a picture of Darth Maul online, printed it and used an opaque projector to enlarge it. Then I traced the outline of the image onto wax paper and used gel icing on the reverse to go over the trace lines. I put a crumb coat of white icing on the cake, then put it in the freezer for about 30 min. After another coat of white icing, I put it back in the freezer for another half hour.
Then, I placed my wax paper, gel side down, onto the cake to transfer the image. Make sure you run your finger lightly around the lines for a good transfer. From there, it's pretty much like paint-by-numbers. I used pretinted canned red & black icing squirted into a piping bag to fill it in. Yellow on the eyes added that super spooky touch! This cake is a 14" round, boxed cake with Classic White icing right out of the can.
This Darth Maul cake was for my grandson's 8th birthday. I used a Halloween mask as a mold for the face. The face is covered in red fondant and all the lines are hand painted.
I made the horns out of white fondant and painted the lines on those as well. Unfortunately I didn't plan beyond the Darth Maul face, so I ended up putting him on a 1/4 sheet cake that I decorated in a psychedelic blue.
I wish I had planned a better background. Anyway, the kids really thought it was the coolest birthday cake ever.
I made this Darth Maul Birthday Cake for my son for his 5th birthday. It is what he really, really wanted! I used peanut butter play dough, dyed black, to make the ears, horns, and nose. The rest was decorated with colored frosting.
I used an rectangular pan for the base of the cake, and then a single layer round cake (both chocolate) for the head. This cake took me about 3 hours to make and I will NEVER do it again. Everyone loved it!