The last few months have been all about Star Wars. Did you see the movie? What did you think of it? Did you buy everything Star Wars themed? I may be guilty of buying a Star Wars toothbrush for G – they were on offer, is my excuse. But no, I didn’t watch the movie, same as I haven’t really seen any of the other ones before. It did not, however, come as a surprise when I was tasked to make a Star Wars cake for a friend’s son’s birthday. Lucky for me, modern day game consoles made my job really simple by providing the perfectly sized figurines of the movie characters. All that was really left for me was to make a few stars (it’s all about them, isn’t it? Ok, maybe it isn’t but it seemed to match), cut out the logo from fondant (which in itself was no easy task but I used a paper stencil I had printed out and cut out) and personalize the cake for birthday boy. I know this is cheating but it does save a lot of time.
I used a vanilla sponge base but sprinkled chocolate chips on top before baking and finished it off with some tasty cream cheese frosting. Upon request, the cake was gluten free – I am becoming quite the master of gluten free baking, even if I say so myself! I hope Jeremy had a lovely 8th birthday.