I decided to make an R2D2 cake for my son’s 5th birthday. He wanted a Lego star wars theme and I felt like it was the “friendliest” and most unique character to make a cake out of. After seeing cake pans going for a minimum of $35 on eBay, I decided to shape my own R2D2 using a 9×13, one round, and one 9″ square.

The head is half of the round, the body is most of a 9×13 (I cut off part of the bottom in a rounded shape to get better proportions) and the arms and feet are made out pieces from the square cake and leftovers from the round.

The frosting was butter cream. I did a crumb coat and then another coat of white. I tinted some of the other frosting using Wilton gel coloring. I used black to make gray, royal blue, and then used a premade Wilton black icing for outlines because I didn’t want to mess with trying to get a true black color. I also mixed up a small amount of red for one of the buttons. I used a small writing tip (3 or 5) for the outlines, a large round tip (8 or 10) for the circles, and tip 47 for some of the wider features. I used a few other cake examples I found online for ideas on how to decorate it.

My son loved it and I really like the way it turned out!