We get a lot of requests for this R2D2 Groom’s cake we created in January. It was a lot of work to get the design just right but I think it turned out pretty cool. (Star Wars fans KNOW their character designs and I didn’t want to disappoint!)
Here’s a little background on how we brought R2D2 to life….
First, I stacked all the Vanilla Butter Cake & Vanilla Bean Buttercream for the torso and head.
Next, I crumb-coated (yes, that’s a verb) the entire torso in preparation for the fondant.
Grey for the head, and white for the robot torso (or the “rorso”?).
I rarely use rice krispy treats but for support reasons, it was a good option for arms.
Next, the arms were covered in fondant and decorated with gum paste details.
Here’s his head finally decorated.
I outlined his body design with edible marker. (They can really make anything edible now?!)
Once put together, he was mighty handsome.
Most importantly, it was “delish” according to our client:
I was absolutely astounded at how amazing it looked. Floored. And so was Chris. As big of a Star Wars fan as he is, it takes a lot to impress him. And I can tell you did your homework when making that cake!
And then there was the taste. I don’t really like plain vanilla cake. The most boring combination in the world (but Chris loves it). But then on Saturday I met R2. I grabbed a crumb off the bottom of the box. I could taste the pounds of butter in each layer. The richness of the egg yolks. And the buttercream! Imagine, real butter, real cream! Real taste! We were all joking about how many cows had to work overtime to make this cake. I couldn’t get enough of it.
Hands down best feedback we’ve ever received!!!!
I’ll miss Mr. R2D2 but I’m sure we’ll see him again very soon…..