I am going to walk you through the steps to making a storm trooper birthday cake. It is basically a double layer cake with marshmallow fondant used to make a storm trooper face on the side.
|My daughter Bella and I holding up my son's cake for his 7th birthday.|
The first step is to make 2 round cakes to stack on each other. I had tried this in the past and had my cakes fall apart before reaching the plate so this time I used plenty of oil on the sides of the pan and parchment paper cut to fit the bottom of the pans. This helped TREMENDOUSLY!
I used a recipe called "Crazy Cake" (recipe coming soon!) that does not use eggs, milk or butter,and can be made chocolate or vanilla and is DELICIOUS!! We are not allergic to dairy but this cake is so moist, delicious, easy and inexpensive that it is all we make! I always get rave reviews.
Here is the fondant recipe I used from cut out and keep. It is very easy and has simple ingredients.
Once you have made your fondant and rolled it out you should now have one pretty small batch in black and bigger one in white. We didn't have black food coloring so we used food color gel in brown and dark blue till it came out as close to black as we could get it. Now roll them both out to about the thickness shown in the following photo.
Now all you have to do is cut out your mask pieces. You can look at a storm trooper or this cake to see how you want to do it. If you make a 3 layer cake you have more room for the mask. Once the simple mask pieces are cut out ( I did the glasses part, 3 small slits off to each side of the glasses and mouth pieces), then you wet the pieces with water on the back so they will stick and adhere them.
It was fun and easy to make and my son LOVED it! What more could you ask for? I would love to know if you try it!