I’ve seen some pretty impressive Star Wars cakes out on the web, but I have never been asked to make one until I received a request for this AT-AT groom’s cake. While definitely a challenge, I really enjoyed the whole process of making this cake – and learned a whole lot about construction & what a difference an air brush can make! Gotta admit it was a little strange taking my airbrush out for the very first time to make a cake look “dirty”, but that is precisely what it needed to do, and I am pretty happy with the results.
The cake was a yellow pound cake filled with peanut butter buttercream (one of my new favorites) & iced in vanilla buttercream. The deco on the cake was done in a combination of fondant & gum paste. In case you’re wondering, the actual cake part of this piece was the body & the head. I try to make everything I can edible … but this one definitely needed some serious support! I had debated creating one of the AT-ATs fallen over on its side, which could have probably been made all edible with sugar legs, but I think the overall appearance of one of these standing up is far more impressive looking. My client also requested that there be something on the board to show the size of the AT-AT, so with the help of a few Star Wars buff friends, we decided to take a scene from the movie and add a crashed out snowspeeder. I hope I did it justice!
Big thanks to Jay, my carpenter & all around handyman in the kitchen & workshop! Couldn’t have gotten this done without you!
Without further adieu …. here’s photos of the latest Sweet Element AT-AT cake!