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R2D2 Cake

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes, and techniques used to create this cake The finished design weight 42# and 25" tall. First I designed a template for the legs to fit the size of my cake. I cut and routered them and then fitted the 7" diameter 1/4" thick cake base into the legs themself to make it free standing. One tip: I forgot to take into account the thickness of the modelling on the legs and cake itself, I forgot to add about 1/4 centimeter on both sides of the cake. When I finished covering the legs with modelling chocolate, and covering the cake; I tried to slide the cake in and ripped it. I then had to shave it down, once that was done , I could then put it in. I used chocolate ganache then mixed 3/4 fondant and 1/4 modelling chocolate to cover the cake. Used sculpting tools, and air brushing to finish R2D2

What you will need

  • The finished design weight 42# and 25" tall. First I designed a template for the legs to fit the size of my cake. I cut and routered them and then fitted the 7" diameter 1/4" thick cake base into the legs themself to make it free standing. One tip: I forgot to take into account the thickness of the modelling on the legs and cake itself
  • I forgot to add about 1/4 centimeter on both sides of the cake. When I finished covering the legs with modelling chocolate
  • and covering the cake; I tried to slide the cake in and ripped it. I then had to shave it down
  • once that was done
  • I could then put it in. I used chocolate ganache then mixed 3/4 fondant and 1/4 modelling chocolate to cover the cake. Used sculpting tools
  • and air brushing to finish R2D2

Q&A with iamwarriormom25

cakelady1215 asked:
So nice and precise!! How long did it take you to make this from start to finish including do overs?
iamwarriormom25 answered:
Thank you! I didn't have any do overs, this was my very 1st R2D2 cake. It took 4 hours to just make the stand, so from baking to finishing details it was roughly 30-40 hours.