Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Noah!

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen the cake we made for Noah's birthday. If not, here it is...

Abe really wanted to make a Star Wars cake with "Tordy Tordy Two (R2D2), Free CPO, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Lando Car-Vivien (he has two Viviens in his class), and Han Solo" for his dad's birthday. 

Noah and Abe have quite a few Star Wars Lego sets, so we added a few more of the figures from their collection. Besides, what kind of Star Wars cake is complete without Boba Fett...and Darth Vader?

It seemed that there were two easy options for frosting the cake...either cover it with white frosting to make it look like the snowy planet of Hoth, or cover it with graham cracker "sand" to replicate the desert planet of Tatooine. Since none of our minifigures looked like they were dressed for winter weather I decided to make Tatooine. It's just like the s'mores cake I made for Abe's dinosaur party but, instead of marshmallow frosting, I used cream cheese frosting under the graham cracker crumbs. To help the minifigures stand up I attached them to small Lego plates (I think 4x6 or 8) that I ran through the dishwasher and buried under the graham cracker sand. (You can see it peaking through by Princess Leia's feet.)

Since Tatooine has two suns (man, I wish Minnesota had two suns!), I made a couple tissue paper pom-poms (find the instructions over at 6 Bittersweets) to stand in for the setting suns.

To surprise Noah, we also picked up a few balloons at the party store. I told Abe he could pick out a special one and mentioned that they might have some Star Wars balloons. He told me, "I want to get my dad a Darth Vader balloon!" They had a couple Darth Vader options but neither one was very cool, so Abe picked out a red Angry Bird instead. Edie's become pretty attached to it...

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