Friday, September 5, 2014
Starcraft Cake Trio - Easy
Youngest son wanted Starcraft emblem cakes for his birthday. These cakes were pretty easy - each cake was made in a shaped cake pan using 1 box cake mix. The Protoss cake was made using the Wilton reindeer pan, the Zerg cake was made using a standard 12" round pan, and the Terran cake was made in the Wilton Darth Vader pan. Each cake was frosted with tinted buttercream icing.
To make the emblems, I found the images online and printed them out. I cut the emblems out and laid them on tinted thinly rolled fondant sheets, then cut the fondant using a sharp knife and fondant wheel (like a tiny pizza cutter for fondant - comes in the Wilton fondant toolset). Once cut, I airbrushed the Zerg and Terran emblems to match the online images.
I finished by adding the blue and purple icing flourishes. I mixed a bit of powered sugar with just a tiny drop of water and paste food coloring to get purple and blue slurry, which I added to the cakes using a skewer as shown.
Not Star Wars, and not very exciting to make, but the boys loved them.