I made this Star Wars Lego cake for a dear friend who requested it for her son’s birthday.
This was not a very complicated cake to make. The Star Wars character figurines were all toys which she provided. The rest of the decoration including the lego blocks and the lightsabers were made of fondant. Even the Star Wars logo was cut by hand.
How to Make a Star Wars Lego Cake
Main supplies for the Star Wars Lego cake:
- Cake – this was a 2 tier cake and one of it was a dummy tier. Since I decorated this quite a number of years ago, I cannot recall which tier was the real cake and which one was a dummy. Nevertheless, the top tier measured 6 inches in diameter. And the bottom tier was 9 inches. Each tier was 4 inches high. For the real cake, I used my chocolate cake recipe. I filled and crumb coated it with buttercream.
- Buttercream – As I have mentioned earlier, the buttercream was used as a filling for the cake and to crumb coat it.
- Fondant – I used Satin Ice to cover the entire cake as well as to make the deco on the cake.
- CMC - I added CMC into the yellow fondant that I used for the stars on the cake. This is to make sure they harden quicker and hold their shape when put on the cake.
- Styrofoam dummy – One of the tiers on this cake was a dummy (and I cannot recall which one of it was a dummy, sorry).
- Black edible food marker
- Fondant glue and shortening – there were the glue agents for this project. I used shortening for almost all the work except for the stars. I applied the glue to the wire before inserting them into my stars to hold them in place securely.
- Round cutters – I used 2 different types of round cutters. One was from a larger set which I used to make the grey door on the second tier. The other type I used was my small plunger set. I used this to make the round dots on the lego blocks.
- Star cutter – I used this for the star toppers on the cake which held the birthday boy’s name.
- Star Wars logo template – I printed the template from the internet. I used it as a template to hand cut the star wars lego in yellow and black fondant.
- Sugar craft knife – I used this to cut out the Star Wars logo in fondant.
- Alphabet cutters – I used Clikstix block letters for the birthday boy’s name.
- Gauge 18 white floral wire – This is to hold the star toppers.
- Fondant extruder tools – I used this to make the border on the bottom tier of the cake.
- Star Wars character figurines – these are toy toppers provided by my friend.
Assembling the Star Wars Lego cake:
Star Wars logo template
- First on the list was getting the Star Wars lego template ready. I got this from the internet. I resized it to fit the side of my cake before printing it out).
- Next were the stars. I cut them out in yellow fondant using my star cutters. And I attached them to one wire each. The wires were dipped into glue first so that they would hold the stars in place securely. And I left these stars to set and harden overnight.
- As for the cake, once it was baked, as usual, I leveled, filled and crumb coated it with buttercream. And them I covered it with light blue fondant. I also covered the Styrofoam dummy tier at the same time. And then I stacked them.
The grey door
- Next was making the grey door. If you notice closely, the door has a marbled look. To make this, I kneaded white and black fondant together until just right to show the marble effect. If you knead too much, you will lose the marble effect. The whole thing will turn into a monotonous grey piece of fondant. I then rolled and cut it into a circle using my round cutter.
- And then, using my sugar craft knife, I marked vertical lines on it. This was followed by one horizontal line right in the middle. I then used my black food marker to mark the horizontal line in black. I attached the door to the side of my cake with shortening. In doing this, I made sure it was positioned such that the vertical lines are really straight and the horizontal line is perfectly horizontal. Next, I added a small knob to the door using the remaining marbled grey fondant. Again, I used my craft knife to mark the lines on the knob. And the black dot in the center was marked with my edible food marker. Once done, I attached the door to my door on the cake.
Attaching the Star Wars logo
- After the door, I went on to make and attach the Star Wars lego. To do this, I cut out the wordings first. And then I attached them to a rolled black fondant piece with shortening. Only after that did I cut out the black fondant, closing following the wordings in yellow. And then I applied shortening to its back and attached it to the side of my cake.
The Lego blocks
- Next were the Lego blocks. I made them in red, blue and yellow. These were cut by hand and the round dots on them were cut using my round plunger cutter. The Lego blocks that were attached to the sides of the cake were made thinner than the ones I placed on the cake and the cake board. I let these blocks set first before placing them on the cake. This is so that they don’t bend when slanted against one another.
The cake border
- After that, I completed the borders. I used my extruder tool to piped out the rope border for my bottom tier. For the top tier, I formed the round balls borders by hand. All these were attached to the Star Wars Lego cake with shortening.
The light sabers
- As for the lightsabers, I rolled some blue, red, and green fondant into thin strips. And then wrapped a thin piece of grey rectangle on one end each. I placed these on the front side of the cake. One was on the top tier, one on the second tier, and one on the board.
The toy toppers
- And finally, before placing the toy figurines on the almost complete Star Wars Lego cake, I cut out the birthday boy’s name. I attached each letter to my star toppers. I then poked the stars into the cake and adjusted the wire such that the stars are well spaced out.
And that's the completed Star Wars Lego cake.
Happy Decorating 🙂
Star Wars Lego Cake