1. In advance, make fondant figures: wampas and taun tauns, as needed for the scenes on your cake. I also made the packages snowman and other decorations (candy cane, red part of the Santa hat, ice cave roof) - everything except the Christmas tree. See my page on Working with Fondant. You have to made the ice cave roof in advance, so it dries very hard - otherwise it would sag in the middle. To make the wampas furry, I scored the fondant with fork.
2. I made the base cake in the Wilton large paisley pan. I also made 2 cakes using the small paisley pan. I made one other cake, using a cathedral-style Bundt pan.
3. I stacked the 2 small paisley cakes on the large cake, then added a section of the cathedral cake. I frosted everything with Buttercream, using open stars to create texture on the cathedral section.
4. I covered the open space between the top of the cathedral section and the paisley top with a thin peice rolled white fondant that I had rolled in advance for the ice cave roof.. I used buttercream open stars to attach this to the cake. This created the ice cave. I dusted the top with a bit of powered sugar to make it look snowy.
5. Once the icing holding the ice cave roof was set, I very carefully affixed a Lego mini-figure Luke to the roof with buttercream icing. I positioned Luke's Lego light saber on the floor of the cave. (Be sure to snag the Legos before you eat the cake, esp the light saber!) I also added some iciles to the front of the roof, using a Wilton No. 2 tip.
6. I covered a green sugar-style ice cream cone with open stars (using a No. 16 Wilton tip). I used a tube of kelly green icing. Pull the stars a bit before you stop squeezing the tube to make "branches" on the tree. I decorated the tree with a fondant star (cut using a little star cookie cutter) and with candy beads. Apply the beads with tweezers.
7. Once the icing on the tree was set, I carefully positioned it on the very top of the cake, and positioned the taun tauns around it. I added some small open stars with gray icing to make the taun taun fur. The lights were a decoration off a Christmas card and are not edible - you can find similar lights for crafts in your local craft store at the holidays.
8. I positioned the wampas in the front, so they looked like they were awaiting the arrival of a friend. I attached the Santa hat using white icing and a very small open start tip. (Wilton No. 13 or 14) The arriving wampa's gift is also from the craft store.
9. I positioned the remaining 2 taun tauns on the back, with the snowman and some little white fondant snowballs. I piped the menorah on the back using tube icing and a Wilton No. 2 tip. I used a No. 1 tip to make the candle flames.
10. I finished the cake with a row of open stars along the base.
Wampa arriving for the gift exchange. Gift is not edible - from craft store.
Taun tauns decorating a Christmas tree. And having a snowball fight below.
You can see Luke in the ice cave.