Sunday, 27 March 2011
Ah! Cake. Eat I Will
Just the cake then. I thought I'd go for a brain cake that I'd seen on the Homemade Mamas Blog about a year ago. It was wacky but looked fairly easy to knock up. But Birthday Boy said no. He wanted a Star Wars theme. That easy' said Supermum Sally. 'There's one in Tesco.' Indeed there is. Nine pounds gets you their Clone Wars Star Trooper Celebration Cake. Not Lovelygrey's style but one to bear in mind if her own effort turned out to be a complete disaster.
For inspiration I turned to the Star Wars page of the Coolest Cakes Website and was overawed by the 3-D masterpieces that veritable gods and goddesses of the sugarcraft world have made. But I am not one of these so I needed something simpler. Yoda 20 was my inspiration and I also borrowed Louis' own wise master to help the creative process.
chocolate beetroot brownie Yoda-ish lookalike with buttercream topping and fondant icing detail. Okay, he's not going to win any design awards but I think he tastes a lot better than the shop bought offerings. There's the added bonus too that he contains one of the young apprentices' five a day that will help them grow up into big strong Jedi Warriors.