Amy’s birthday was this weekend and at some point I made the mistake of implying it was pretty easy to make a Millenium Falcon cake (like she had shown me from Ace of Cakes). I had forgotten about this comment – but as her birthday approached, she continued to bring it up and it became clear that she was challenging me to try it.
So I thought I would give it a shot. Amy has recently taken a cake decorating class, so we had a lot of the supplies and she was kind enough to help me identify any tools I might need (I think mostly so I couldn’t use that as an excuse if it didn’t go well). So the supplies were gathered and it was up to me to create a Millenium Falcon cake.
I looked on the internet for some images of the falcon so I could get the dimensions reasonably correct.
It actually ended up going pretty well. I twittered a series of steps that I took to pull it off:
step 1: bake 2 cakes (4 mixes) and stack them
step 2: print out template from google image search
step 3: carve the easy stuff and wonder how to carve the dome
Step 3b: attempt radical disassembly strategy
step 3c: dissassembly/carve/reassembly seems to be paying off
step 4: base layer of frosting – now to investigate fondant
(Note: I was going to cover the entire thing in fondant – I even covered the back half before tasting some of it – yuck! So I opted to go with butter creme instead and use the fondant sparingly for decoration)
step 7: profit! Happy Birthday Amy!