I love making birthday cakes – and my kids never run out of crazy ideas for what they want on theirs! While they’re not always professional-looking, they’re fun and special – and my kids remember every one!
If you have a little one that looooooves Star Wars – then may the force be with you at birthday time. There isn’t much in the world of Star Wars that is easy to bake into a cake – in fact – the light saber cake above looks a whole lot more like light daggers – but hey, it was at least recognizable, which is more than you can say for my attempt at a “Death Star Cake”.
My second oldest proclaimed that this one looked like “A white sea-urchin with a dent in the side”. Can I help it if I can’t make grey icing to save my life? Or make a spherical cake? Or … well you follow.
But enough about semi-failures, let’s get back to this semi-success story! I made this Star Wars Lightsaber Cake for my son Thatcher’s birthday a few years back – and I thought I’d pull it out of the archives to share!
First: You’ll need a sheet cake for the base covered in frosting. (I covered mine in green, but go with whatever floats your boat)
Second: Gather some various cake, candy, cookie supplies to build your light sabers. Here’s what I used – at least what I can remember:
- Twinkies (for the handles)
- Candy Bar cut in half (for the wider base of the sabers)
- Pretzel Rods or other long candy/cookie (for the saber length)
- M&M’s (for the buttons on the sabers)
Third: Piece together your lightsabers on top the frosted sheet cake and cross them at the tips. Cover them by piping frosting onto them. (Grey/black for the handles and blue/red for the light) I had some trouble making grey again, apparently this is a serious flaw of mine.
Last: You’ll need to build out from your candy base to sort of shape the lightsabers – so you may need to pipe a few layers of frosting until it looks just how you want. In the end – you can either line candles along the edges of the lightsabers or just place a number candle at the crux of the two!