When a friend asked me to make a cake for her son's birthday I was thrilled. I was even more excited when she said it was a Lego Star Wars themed cake. My son is Lego obsessed and I think my family alone kept the company afloat through this recession, especially at Christmas. I asked the absurdly photogenic birthday boy what his favorite thing was about Star War Legos........his answer was the Death Star.
No familiar with The Death Star?
Well, neither was I so when I googled it and saw the thing in full force. I was so nervous and wanted it to be just right, realistic enough but still appropriate for a kid's cake and completely edible. I think you can tell by the excitement of his face below that he liked it. It was a vanilla butter cake with vanilla buttercream decorated with candy Legos and Lego Star War figurines. The lettering is fondant that I hand cut and painted with silver luster dust.