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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

R2D2 Birthday Cake

We recently celebrated my son’s 6th birthday and if you didn’t know, he’s a little bit of a Star Wars fan.

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Just a little.

So it only stands to reason that he would have a Star Wars birthday cake.

Well, it just so happens, that Mike was a bit of a Star Wars fan when he was a little guy as well and his mom thought he should have a Star Wars birthday cake, too.  And when she moved out of the house Mike grew up in several years ago, we came into possession of the “Empire Strikes Back” R2D2 character cake pan that she used some thirty years ago for Mike’s birthday cakes.

R2D2 cake pan

So now it was my turn to make an R2D2 cake for my son using that same pan.

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I made a strawberry cake (from cookscountry.com) and used cream cheese icing (which is always a challenge to work with because of the relative ease with which it melts). 

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Poor R2 (Artoo?).

5 Comments:

Tammy said...

How special that they had the same cake!! You did a great job.

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

How awesome is that?! He got Dad's cake! My son would go bonkers over this!! (He's almost 5) Great job!

Kay said...

That's so neat...and you didn't even have to buy the cake pan. Love it! : )

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Love that!! It turned out great!

Katie said...

What an adorable cake! I teach some students who would just go CRAZY over this!