It’s not official yet, but tonight is the birthday party for my very-soon-to-be thirteen year old.  (…sigh…)  And, yes, instead of a Millennium Falcon cake (all so symmetrical and requiring no special sculpting

skills!) my son went back to asking os so politely if he could have a Yoda cake.  I used the instructions here and here. Thank you to Sandra of SoCake and ‘Schmish’ who not only figured out a how to make a Yoda cake, but posted instructions on the web!  Whew!

My Yoda is a gluten and dairy free, vanilla and chocolate marble cake with fudge style frosting between the layers and under the fondant.  The fondant is homemade marshmallow fondant.  The recipe I followed is here from What’s Cooking America.  I used organic palm oil shortening.  To get the brown colors I kneaded cocoa powder into the fondant, sprinkling on a bit of water as needed, until the desired color was reached.  Yoda’s head is a big krispy ball made from Erowen’s Crispy Brown Rice Cereal and covered in fondant with chocolate fondant creating the underlying bone structure…  Yeah, a bit weird, but tasty.

Happy Birthday!!

Is it just me, or does Yoda look like Darth Mal without his skin?

“Alas, poor Yoda, I knew him well…”

You looking at me?

“Come to the chocolate side of the force.”

Thirteen you are…

Friday, August 15, 2008

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Saturday, August 16, 2008 – 10:36 AM

Oh…My….Goodness!!!  ONE AWESOME CAKE THAT IS!!!!

Happy Birthday to a cool 13 year old!
Nice Job Mom!

Saturday, August 16, 2008 – 09:05 PM
Happy Birthday.  Happy Birthday.  We love your cake.  And I like your Lego Starwars.  (that’s from Max and Cameron)

Monday, August 18, 2008 – 01:37 AM
An amazing cake make you are, Angela.  WOW!  Happy Birthday, Kiddo!

Thursday, August 21, 2008 – 10:52 PM
You truly never cease to amaze me!!! Wow…

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 – 06:45 PM
hey mom how about making some peanut butter dog bones for marty (our dog)