Thirteen you are… (Yoda Cake)
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.
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