Mustafar Star Wars Battle Scene Cake

I made this Mustafar Star Wars battle scene cake for my son’s birthday. I’m not a baker… AT ALL. My 6 year old wanted a Star Wars themed party and when I asked him what his favorite scene was he said the battle on Mustafar (the volcano planet) between Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.

I knew there would be lots of details involved so I wanted to go to a professional bakery and not the super market. Quotes came in from various bakeries and every one of them came in at well over $200 for what I wanted to do (we needed to feed 50 people). NO THANK YOU.

So, I did some research and figured I’d give it a go myself. Afterall, I went to Art School to become a graphic designer, so I have a creative background. I figured that should make bringing my vision for the cake to life a little easier.

How I Made The Star Wars Battle Scene Cake

  • I started out by buying a professional grade sheet pan and some basic cake decorating tools.
  • I baked each layer and froze them so that  stacking and icing would be easier.
  • I started baking my layers a week in advance so as to not overwhelm myself.
  • I then made Rice Krispie treats to mold into the volcano and I made my gum paste accents (the Logo and number 6).
  • 3 days before the party I made 6 batches of Swiss meringue buttercream (I have never used so many egg whites in my life).
  • The night before the party, I assembled, filled and iced the cake.
  • On the morning of the event I added last minute details (like cookie crumbs), placed the volcano and toppers, and then added accent frosting (the orange and red lava).

Voila. The cake was done!

Mustafar Star Wars Battle Scene Cake

Mustafar Star Wars Battle Scene Cake

Mustafar Star Wars Battle Scene Cake