My son is a Lego Star Wars fanatic and so it was no surprise that he wanted a Star Wars Lego cake design for his birthday. But I had no idea that he would ask for Lego Star Wars figures sitting in his grandpa’s HOT TUB!
He took his time deciding on which characters he wanted to have on the cake. I tried to nudge him towards some simpler figures. For instance Jowas (black face that you can’t make out under a hood), but he would have none of that. He said I needed some challenge! lol – kids. He decided on 4 and then last minute couldn’t live without one more. That’s why one is kinda crowded in the front.
I molded all of the characters out of fondant (we call it mommy play-doh around here). Some of the tricks I used was to cut Luke’s hair with scissors and use thinned out food coloring to paint on details, like the faces etc.
The deck is a 10×10 square pan. I covered it in fondant, distressed and painted with brown food coloring. The hot tub is a 7 x 7 square pan, covered in fondant. I then used a ruler to create the lines in the hot tub. Again, I used a paint brush to color it with brown food coloring. If you dab a little full strength food coloring in places and then paint all over with diluted food coloring you get a cool wood grain look.
I carved out the top of the hot tub so it would be lower than the top of the cake. Next I cut out a length of teal fondant and covered the upper edges. I used colored butter cream as the water and plopped the fondant figures into it.
My son and his friends loved the Star Wars Lego cake design. I am not a professional baker and have 3 small kids. The house gets turned upside down while I am working on a cake. But I think it is worth my son seeing how much time I am willing to spend on him to make his wishes come true. And, it feels really good to accomplish something that I thought I would not be able to pull off.
I hope you find inspiration from our Star Wars Lego cake design!
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