Angry Birds Star Wars Cake with Luke and Chewbacca

My boys requested an Angry Birds Star Wars Cake.  After perusing this website, I really liked the coolest Angry Birds Chewbacca cake. Going off that, I tried to replicate that and also make Luke Skywalker. For the base I made a cake that was a bit bigger than a 13×9.  Then I made 2 ball cakes, using the Wilton Ball Cake pan. It was my first time with that pan and it says to cook 25-30 minutes with the pan, it took at least 40 minutes to be done.

I frosted the bottom cake with a homemade butter cream icing dyed gray. For Luke and for finishing touches on Chewwie, I used a rolled butter cream fondant recipe found on allrecipes.com.  It was my first time using fondant and I knew I needed a lot of colors and I didn’t want to buy the Wilton fondant with limited colors and didn’t have a lot of the stuff in the other fondant recipes.  This one was a little greasy but worked fine, and I must say tasted a LOT better than store bought fondant  (it uses corn syrup and shortening).   Note, when rolling it out I found extra confectionery sugar cut the grease a bit.

For Chewie I made a chocolate frosting found off the Hershey cocoa container. I used my biggest star tip and after a quick crumb coat, pulled up the tip to make his hair looks helter-skelter. I used the rolled fondant for eyes, eyebrows, beak, and sash.

I decorated Luke while he was already on the gray bottom.  That was a bit hard as gray butter cream kept getting on the fondant as I put it on. I recommend doing as much as you can with the ball cake not on the bottom cake if possible. I did most of Chewwie on a little plate, picked it up at about 2/3 frosted and put it on the cake for the finishing touches.  That worked out better.

Finally I finished with cutting out leftover fondant for writing Happy Birthday and the boys names. The only thing I wasn’t too happy about was the beaks. I didn’t want to go through the effort to make rice crispy treats for a beak base so I just angled the beaks to the side. I thought straight fondant would be too heavy to actually stay on the cake and didn’t want to start putting dowels in the cakes. I think if you used a “real” fondant it would be easier.

The boys were excited to see the cake this morning and are looking forward to showing it off to their friends this afternoon!

Angry Birds Star Wars Cake with Luke and Chewbacca

Angry Birds Star Wars Cake with Luke and Chewbacca

Angry Birds Star Wars Cake with Luke and Chewbacca

Angry Birds Star Wars Cake with Luke and Chewbacca

Angry Birds Star Wars Cake with Luke and Chewbacca