I made this Star Wars Death Star Cake for my stepson's 7th birthday. He is big into Star Wars, so I decided to try to make a Death Star cake and then a flat cake that would look like some kind of slime land or forest. I think it turned out pretty good and the boy loved it.
I topped the cake with some Star Wars toys which he loved. The Death Star is a lemon cake with choc icing that I turned into black and grey so it would look like the Death Star, and the flat cake is a marble cake with vanilla icing which I made into a mossy green so it looked like slime (very cool) and it taste yummy. I used a lemon cake mix, choc cake mix and a vanilla cake mix. I also put pudding mix in the cake, it always comes out extra moist that way.
For the Death Star I used my round ball cake pan (this pan is really cool you can make any sport cake). The flat cake I used a big square pan which takes two whole cake mixes, there was so much cake left over we had enough cake to feed at least 30 and we had 15 guests.
We had everyone gather around the table with the birthday boy waiting outside. I placed the cake on the table and lit the candle then we put on Star Wars music on the computer and had the birthday boy walk in while the music was playing. We all cheered and yelled Happy Birthday. HE LOVED IT and it was a fantastic party.
I asked my 5 year what kind of cake he wanted for his Star Wars birthday party. He said "The part where they are stuck in the garbage trying to get out of the Death Star(ep6)" So I gave it a try and this is my Star Wars Death Star Escape Cake.
I took melted chocolate and poured it into a large cake pan lined with wax paper, then let harden overnight. I cut this up to make the sides of the trash compactor. Once hard, I used a knife to score lines to look like the door and wall panels. Using melted white chocolate, tinted grey, I dipped pretzel pieces, gummy worms, and gummy bugs totally coating them to make the various "space junk" that they are wading around in. (These dry overnight also).
Decorating the cake was actually pretty easy. I used light brown icing and iced the entire cake. I then glued my chocolate walls on with icing. I crushed Oreo cookies and sprinkled them on the cake. I then added the action figures (Galactic Heroes seemed to be the right size, and they stand up really well on their own), the space junk, and an un-dipped gummy worm for the worm/monster that is swimming with them.
I added some gross looking blobs of green icing around the garbage and figures. I then placed the candle on the front area of the cake and wrote Happy Birthday, then added a decorative border. I was so excited that all the kids at the party actually knew what it was supposed to be!
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