The big boy recently turned 6. It’s tradition in our house to start planning the birthday cake a good six weeks before the event and this year as he wanted a Star Wars Lego party the theme of the cake was of course Star Wars!
Now, I looked on Pinterest and Google images to find the perfect cake and whilst I saw lots of cool things it wasn’t until I stumbled on an image of a Lego Millenium Falcon cake that I got excited. The problem though was the lack of a ‘how to’ guide. Being a tad foolish I didn’t let this deter me and I determined to make the cake anyway, making it up as I went along. In case you are also in the possession of a demented Star Wars Lego fan I thought I would share how I did it…
1. The bake: I usually make a butter cake but this year I made a vanilla all-in-one sponge using Delia Smith’s recipe I doubled the recipe and then put all the mix into a lined, shallow oven baking tray (about 30cm by 35cm) as I wanted a large cake that wasn’t too deep.
2. I wanted a large circle, so once baked and cooled I used a dinner plate to cut a circle from the rectangular cake keeping all the off cuts carefully to one side.
3. Next I assembled the cake so I could see if the shape of the bits I had would work…
4. I was quite pleased with the shape, so I moved all the pieces onto the cake board, which I’d covered in black fondant icing, and stuck all the pieces together with wooden skewers.
5. I then iced the cake with buttercream icing while I debated how I was going to manage to get the whole thing decorated and looking good before bedtime!
6. After a tea break I rolled out some ready coloured grey sugar paste icing (M&B) and after several goes I managed to get it wide enough and thin enough to cover the cake.
7. Now to make it look more like a Millenium Falcon and not any Millenium Falcon but a Lego Millenium Falcon. Using a photo I found online and a mould I bought off Ebay I started to make Lego icing pieces and shapes. I then stuck all the pieces onto the cake using an icing sugar paste.
9. To finish off the cake I decorated the board it was on… the board looks a bit patchy here as it was a bit damp where I had polished the icing with a tiny amount of water to melt any bits of icing sugar that had fallen on it.
10. I then added some Lego storm troopers and other figures onto board. For the party itself I thought it would be fun to surround the board in glo-sticks and a number sparkler…
10. Finally, I lit the candles!!
I was really pleased with how it all worked out in the end. I hope this helps if you need to make a similar sort of cake and if you need further information etc please just leave a comment.