Monday, March 28, 2011

May The Force Be With You...Again

As you may have noticed, our boys love Star Wars. Last week we had another Star Wars party, this time for Jonah. We did many of the same activities as at our last Star Wars party, but the crowning glory was the clashing lightsaber cake. (Of course Jonah couldn't have the same cake as his brother!) When Jonah described the cake he wanted, Mom was a little stumped as how to create his idea, but soon figured out an easy way to accomplish the task. The kids are all ready planning on serving this cake again on Star Wars Day, May the 4th. (get it, May the force!!)
To make this cake, bake 2 - 9 x 12 cakes. We love chocolate, but if you made vanilla you could dye the cake batter the colors of your lightsabers.

Next cut each cake into thirds - the long way. Because the cake is so big, we covered a large section of the counter with foil and laid the cake out there. We sang happy birthday in the kitchen. Lay your three sections out diagonally. We used the middle section as the handle because it is the thickest part of the lightsaber.
Cut the tip into this shape. Carve a little off the edges of the saber along each side to give it a rounder look.
Lay the second light saber diagonally across the first. Cut out the section where they intersect. Now you are ready to frost the cakes.

We covered the handles with chocolate fudge frosting. Then we frosted the red light saber. The frosting was kind of dark pink, so we sprinkled red sugar sprinkles over the frosting. We colored the section where the lightsabers clash green. Jonah says that is what happens when light sabers clash. (who knew?) Mom thought an all blue lightsaber would look better, but Jonah insisted on green!

We topped the cake off with green, zig-zaggy clash lines, m & m buttons on the handles and Jonah's name! May the force be with you!
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  1. Darn! I wish you'd posted this a week ago. It looks a whole lot simpler to make than my creation for a similarly Star Wars Mad boy that I posted just yesterday.

  2. great cake...I've got a son who would love this =)

  3. That is SOOOOOOOOO cool! My girls (yes GIRLS) are Star Wars freaks and would LOVE this!

  4. This cake is awesome! You are so creative!!!

  5. I am going to have to bookmark this for june. thanks for sharing. going to check your old party for ideas too.

  6. Sweet cake!
    I'd like to invite you to share this on my Tuesday Idea List link-up!

  7. THANK YOU now I know what to do for my Star wars kids for his B-day next week. He will be eight. For kicks I asked him, "what happens when a red and blue lightsaber clash?" He said, "it turns green." like duh... I had to crackup laughing. as you said who knew. I did not.

  8. Thank you so much for this--it became the inspiration for my son's cake for his Star Wars bday party today. I ended up making a smaller version with only one cake--just cut the pieces the other direction (the short way). I cut five sections--one just a little wider (which I then halved to make the two handles) and four long, skinny ones of equal widths for the sabers themselves. Everything worked out great and everyone loved the cake! THANK YOU for the step-by-step help!!! (I need all the help I can get! :)) Oh--and I also used your pretzel light saber idea--BIG HIT!!!