Wednesday, November 11, 2009

R2D2 Cake

My mom and I have a tradition of making the birthday cakes for the daughters of some friends of ours. This year, B wanted an R2D2 cake.  Don't ask me why . . . I didn't think 8 year old girls were into that kind of stuff, but thankfully we were up to the challenge.  A quick google search revealed way more cakes than I could imagine. These links were most helpful to us, as far as step-by-step directions, tips, and inspiration:

Link #1
Link #2
Link #3
Link #4

In the end, we went with the instructions in Link #2 for the basic design of the actual cake.  B wanted a cookie cake, so we used sugar cookie. Here's some pictures of our progress.












We used plain white icing along with a tube of black and blue icing for the lines and writing.  The silver was an edible silver dust/flakes that we found at a kitchen supply store locally. 

2 comments:

Amy said...

So fabulous, my son would love this!

SunshineFamily said...

I just need to comment on girls loving Star Wars because they do! My daughter is fanatical about Star Wars and has been since she was about 3. She has no trouble wearing her Star Wars t-shirst to school and defends her right to love it to the boys and girls. So kudos to B and her R2D2 birthday cake!! :)