Storm trooper cake
I received an email from a customer asking for Star Wars themed cake which had to be the centrepiece of the party. This may sound weird however I’ve always wanted to do a big headmade out of cake and thought this may be my golden opportunity!I sent off pictures of both a storm trooper and a Boba Fett helmet and the client chose the storm trooper…. which has a much bigger head.
I started the cake by using one 10 inch, two 8 inch and semi-circle chocolate cakes. I watched both Zoe from Zoe’s fancy cakes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAhd0zhsSxM&t=427s and Yolanda from How To Cake It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MuJEZnCEzg videos for inspiration and to get a better understanding of the detailing of the helmet. (Both of these cake makers are absolutely amazing).
After I got the shape I wanted I ganached the cake then put it in the fridge to set. I then added sugar paste to the places I wanted to bulk out such as the mouth area and the top of the head (refer to Yolanda’s video- 4:28-5:30). I then covered the whole cake in sugar paste and defined the areas in which I purposely bulked out before I started adding the detail.
TA DAHHH! This” big head” was an absolute pleasure to make. Here’s what the client said about the cake:
“Thank you SO much Heather!! Your fantastic creation was the perfect centrepiece. People were commenting on the cake all night! We brought the cake out to the theme tune of Star Wars – awesome! The cake tasted delicious too. Nott a crumb was left!! Thank you so much!”
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