Mom, I Want R2-D2 to Come to My Party!

by Jennifer
(Vancouver, Canada)

R2-D2 in vanilla and simple homemade icing.

R2-D2 in vanilla and simple homemade icing.

My son turned seven and he desperately wanted R2-D2 - the little white and blue robot from Star Wars - to attend the party. After a brief discussion about 'movies' vs. 'reality', he reluctantly agreed that it wasn't possible for a fictional character to come. But I decided that I'd make him a cake!

I'm not a cake decorator, and I'd never really done anything like this before, so for more advanced cake bosses, this will be too easy. And all of this was decided at 11:00 o'clock at night, the day before his birthday, so if you have more time or more supplies, you might choose a different method. But for a beginner with no special equipment, it's perfect!

I made the shape of R2-D2's body out of a rectangle and half a circle, and then iced the whole thing white. I used a photo to guide me, and then I carefully scraped off the parts of the icing that needed to be blue. I did this by outlining the pieces with a knife and then scraping off the interior.

Then I mixed up some icing in a bag, putting in some blue food colouring, and adding a little water to give it a more watery consistency. Then I just cut a little hole in the bottom of the bag, and filled in the empty spaces. I made the blue filler more runny so that it would spread out evenly, without me trying to ice it flat, and messing up the clean edges.

R2-D2's eye is just a Lindt chocolate! Any other round candy would do.

My son loved it - so much that he almost didn't eat it!

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Cakes.

Great Birthday Party Ideas Blog

Subscribe To This Site
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Return to Top
Home | Adult Birthday | Kid Birthday | Teen Birthday | 1st Birthday | Birthday Gifts | Birthday Cake Ideas
Birthday Supplies | Birthday Flowers | Birthday Traditions | Birthday Games | Birthday Themes
Birthday Food | Birthday Centerpiece Ideas | Birthday Phrases | Birthday Balloons
Birthday Entertainment | Birthday Poems | Birthday Favors | Birthday Invitations | Sitemap | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

Copyright © 2012 - - All Rights Reserved