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Star Wars Death Star Cake

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this cake: Cake, Fondant, Sugar Pearls

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What are you most proud of? The lights on the Death Star. Took a long time, but they were kind of fun. And I think they turned out pretty well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan ahead. Piecing fondant like this takes a LOT of time. Just be prepared for that.

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Did you use real lights?

09/04/2015 Flag

Sorry, I have not been getting notifications from Craftsy for quite sometime, and just found your messages tonight. The "lights" are not real lights. They are nonpareils.

02/05/2016 Flag

Did you,just free form the tiles on the cake or did you have some sort of template?

06/25/2016 Flag

I kind of made my own template, with a pencil compass. Once it came to putting it on the cake, I had to adjust for size and eliminate some pieces, so I ended up half way free form and half way template. Sorry for my delay! I didn't know there were comments!

07/30/2016 Flag

One more thing, what art your cake sizes me the size of the Death Star? I have a cake to make like this in Sept. You sizes seem what I need to make, to give proportion to te Death Star. Your cake is fantastic, I hope I can do the same.

07/31/2016 Flag

Excuse the typos!

07/31/2016 Flag

This was so long ago, I'm not 100% sure, but...the Death Star was made with the Wilton Ball pan (full size), so that should put the middle tier at 6" and the bottom tier at 8" or 9". Thanks for the compliments, and good luck!

08/09/2016 Flag

Sorry for so many questions, but I,do,appreciate your replies and help!

08/09/2016 Flag

No problem! Glad to help!

08/10/2016 Flag

It's me again! Did you just place the Death Star on the cake? With dowel support of course. Or did you have a rod of some sort to hold it on top of cake? Thank you again!

09/02/2016 Flag

No problem. If I recall correctly, I had a small piece of a cake board under the Death Star when I covered it with fondant, and then used piping gel to tack that down onto the middle tier. Then I used a tall dowel with a sharpened end and drove that down through the whole cake (while the cake was cold), before I put on the last circle on top of the Death Star, which I used to cover the hole from the dowel. It was more sturdy that way.

09/07/2016 Flag