This was the weekend of 2 birthdays. Both wanted star wars cakes. I, however, wanted to practice making cakes for the cake raffle at school this week. We compromised a bit. Mr Muscle had a round layered cake filled with raspberry and whipped cream. I ran out of time to decorate his in any fancy fashion. He wanted Luke and Yoda. There were a ton of great ideas out there for amazing creations, but time was of the essence as guests were coming in 20 minutes!! I printed out a photo and placed it in a Ziploc bag. Then just frosted around the border. Voila. Next year, perhaps if I start weeks in advance, rather than hours in advance, he might have a bit more of a creation! The cake was a white lemon flavored cake. I made a Swiss meringue buttercream, which is wonderful to pipe, but not so many people like to eat the rich butter and sugar combination. My daughter, Ms Personality, wanted a shaped R2-D2 cake, and wanted nothing to do with any fun filling other than whipped cream. I made her a yellow cake with vanilla flavored butter cream.
I do have to say the raspberry filling was amazing. Looking at the picture now, I am a little embarrassed at the irregularity of the layers. However, no one complained :)