Tom was turning 6 this year and after last years cake which was the Mike the Knight cake the challenge was on to produce something good. The Mike the Knight cake still goes down as one of my favourite cakes I have ever made. I was really happy with the modelling and the castle, the whole piece looked fab and I really enjoyed making it. It also introduced me to Mike the Knight for the first time!
This year the theme was Star Wars as Tom has recently found Star Wars and has quickly fallen in love with everything about it. He had asked his dad if he could have cake with Darth Vader and Obi Wan Kenobi having a light saber duel with a storm trooper standing by.
With having three cakes due in one week it was imperative I was super organised with the modelling and spent the weekend before modelling the 3 characters and allowing them time to set. The models were made from fondant mixed with Tylo powder to strengthen them. They had round white lolly sticks inside them to help them stand up and I made the 2 duelling on a board covered in icing so I could easily place this board on top of the cake once it was finished. The light sabers were also made from white lolly sticks painted with edible colouring.
The cake was a 6″ and an 8″ chocolate sponge stacked, with chocolate frosting filling. Covered in blue fondant with lots of yellow stars and some shooting stars placed on wire, placed into the cake using flower picks (as this stops the wires going straight into the sponge cake).
I really enjoyed making this cake and the birthday boy seemed really happy with it. I checked with him on delivery that I had given them the right light sabers which Tom told me I had – phew!
Happy Birthday Tom, hope you had the BEST weekend celebrating.