My soon-to-be 8 year old son wanted a Yoda cake for his birthday this year. I came up with this design by combining a couple of different Star Wars Yoda coloring pages. To help transfer the design to the cake, I traced the back of my design paper with cake gel and, having transferred the image, I could start coloring it in.
I made the frosting using Wilton’s Buttercream frosting recipe and Wilton’s Chocolate Buttercream frosting recipe I used Wilton’s Juniper Green for Yoda’s face coloring, which I think does him justice. For the lightsaber, I used a green-based undertone with a bit of white mixed in, and then put green sugar coloring on top to try and give it that “glowing” look.
Yoda didn’t come to life until I had finished his eyes. They were an intricate part of making Yoda look like Yoda. Multiple layers of frosting were built up on his eyelids to give the effect. I hope this idea helps you to create your own Yoda.
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I want to do something similar for my boyfriend’s birthday tomorrow, I am a bit of an amateur when it comes to cake decorating can you explain what you mean by design paper (what kind of paper?) and what is cake gel?
I wish I would have seen this awhile back to answer the question in a timely manner…. anyways, my design paper is just regular copy paper. I print out my design on it, flip it over, back side up (blank), pasted to a window, and then trace the design (it will be backwards) with gel. When finished, I put the gel side down, lightly rub to “transfer” it to the top of my frosted cake.
that is a very good Yoda cake i am just wondering how do get the paper out so the kids in my class dont eat the paper i also want to surprise my sixth grade teacher because he loves Yoda and r2d2
I was looking for a Yoda cake for my 6 year old son and this one is perfect you did a great job, because as I was looking my son saw the picture and he said “Mom I want that cake!” thank you for your help!
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