Millenium Falcon Cake
I was asked to make this cake for Johnny's 4th Birthday.
I grew up with Star Wars and still have my Millenium Falcon from 1983. So I used this to assist with the build of Johnny's cake. Very handy!
The cake was raised on dowels onto a plywood board. L.E.D's were fitted, with holes for the battery switches.
I made the underneath of the cake with foam board, carved to the Falcon shape. The legs were made from sugarpaste and allowed to dry.
The top was a simple Victoria sponge with strawberry jam and to aid in sculpting I used a white chocolate ganache.
For piping and modelling I used a grey royal icing, sugarpaste and some pastillage.
I decided to make a Hoth, rebel base background with some large print outs. The base board was coated with sugarpaste and airbrushed.
The figures were original, Star Wars, 1977 figures of Han Solo and Chewbacca.
There was alot of airbrushing too!
The cake was fun to make and I learnt a lot doing it!
The party was at The Four Seasons Hotel, Hampshire. A superb venue!
My second cake for them.My previous cake was at the Four Seasons, London. Read about this.
Party planning was arranged by Les Enfants, who did a great job.
The cake was a total success! I was very happy with the result and feedback.