Wow! Sam’s birthday was a great success and I am so happy to have that stress behind me! 6 weeks of Death Star pinata making, Light Saber making and Cake sculpting and decorating. I think I could sleep for a week!
So, this is what I learned the most, cake decorating is HARD work. Fondant is a nightmare for an over ambitious beginner who cannot seem to accept her limitations! I have learned to appreciate professional bakers and decorators more than I ever did before. Watching “Ace of Cakes” is not sufficient training to make a 3-D Clone Trooper Helmet Cake that is not without some heavy duty flaws. Those guys make it look so easy, but I will never look at another beautifully decorated bakery cake and think, wow, why is that so expensive???
Thank goodness my judge and jury were 6 year olds, they are very forgiving and somehow did not see all of the mistakes that I was fixating on!
Sam seemed to be impressed though and if you consider that his only alternative would have been cupcakes or a 9 x 13 “Pyrex” cake, I think he was excited to have this. So, if you have a young child with celiac disease or is gluten free for another reason and you, like me, have zero to very little cake decorating experience, go for it, you can do it too!
The Clone Trooper Party Invitations were made by friend Kristen on her Cricut paper cutter.
You can contact Kristen at: s-n-khallenbeck2001(at) comcast (dot) net for information on how to make these.
Kristen downloaded a Star Wars Font from the internet and used that to print up the party details inside.
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