Hi, everybody!! I have returned. I took a little blogging break just to remind myself that objects exist in real time and not just in cyber format. That said, you haven't missed much because I haven't really had anything interesting to share... UNTIL TODAY, THAT IS! I was very happy to surprise someone with a cake that was pretty much the exact same cake that I would have wanted for myself. Isn't it nice when that works out?
The cake inside was pumpkin spice filled with old fashioned buttercream. I tinted the buttercream on the outside to get that nice "Star Wars Blue" (if that's not already the name for a paint or crayon color, someone has been remiss in their color-naming duties). I made all of the other decorations with fondant, except for the Wampa fur for which I used royal icing. And YES, that is a Death Star bowling ball that he's holding next to the two little Stormtrooper bowling pins.
(Oh, and hey, bowling ball companies: why don't you start making bowling balls that look like the Death Star? I looked and couldn't find any online. If I had one of those, I would be the coolest bowling girl within at least a dozen lanes. Make it so, bowling companies.)
Thank you to the ever-amazing Zoë Lukas (no, not "Lucas," I know what you're thinking) and all of my awesome co-workers at Whipped Bakeshop for helping me make this cake an awesome surprise!
By the by: I appreciate the inquiries some of you have made regarding my absence; it makes me feel like people actually miss seeing what I'm up to... which is extremely reaffirming. So thank you! The holidays are always nice because I have lots of handmade gifts that, once given to their respective recipients, I can share here!
I hope you have all sent your lists to Santa; time is running out. I asked him for a crafting workshop weekend with my mom, and also for tickets to a class about Belgian beer. Merry Christmas to ME!