Beep boop bleep…

No, I’m not swearing, I’m introducing my latest cake creation – R2D2.

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As I’ve written about here and here, I am personally invested in ALS research. Every year I solicit friends, family and colleagues to raise money for the Walk for ALS. For the past three years, I’ve also offered up a custom cake as an incentive.

This year, my commission came from a soon to be 7-year-old boy. His original order was an R2D2 in chocolate and a C3PO in gingerbread. (You’ve got to like a guy who knows exactly what he wants.) I managed to negotiate his order down to just the one droid. Whew!

I’m really pleased with how he turned out and I hope tomorrow’s birthday boy will be just as thrilled. The body and head are chocolate pound cake and his legs are moulded Rice Krispie treats. Everything is edible and very yummy.

I can’t take creative credit for R2 as there are several great “how to” posts out there that I referenced when I was originally searching for ideas. In case you are here looking for info, I used four 6″ rounds for the body and half a ball pan for the head. It was a relatively easy design and was really fun to do.

Most importantly, however, is that once again I impressed the shit out of my own kids!

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Did you do anything fun this weekend?

9 responses to “Beep boop bleep…

  1. Pingback: More cake… Om Nom Nom! | Escaping Elegance

  2. It’s fabulous! And don’t think of it ending up as a pile of crumbs…think of it in a more artsy sort of way…people will be taking your art into themselves…! Your art becomes them and they become your art…just stop thinking about it when you get to the bathroom part, though! ;)

  3. That is really impressive and beats the Boston Cream Pie I made this weekend!

  4. wow! that is freakin’ impressive Steph! i made strawberry freezer jam. Which involves mashing up berries with pectin and freezing it. Nowhere near as impressive.

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