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Monday, May 7, 2012

Sorry Excuse for Some Star Wars Guys!

I am embarrassed to even post these, but I also made these Star Wars Cake Pops for Madison's fundraiser too.  They took me all day long to make the three plates of characters and barely resemble them.  I figure if I can do nothing but let you know you really don't want to try this, then my post was not a waste of time :0)

Here is my R2D2.  I ended up painting on melted chocolate with a paint brush.  Looks lovely, doesn't it.

Vader.  I shaped the Oreo Cake ball into the shape it needed to be, then piped chocolate on to make the ridge in the hat and the eyes and mouth pieces before dipping.  I think I needed to pipe a double layer for those marks to show up better after the pop was dipped in the black chocolate.

Princess Leia  
Dipped the ball into flesh colored almond bark, then stuck two Cheerios, stacked up, in the wet chocolate for each bun.  When that was set I dipped her hair with chocolate almond bark.

Luke

Storm Trooper.  Shaped him a lot like Darth Vader, then dipped in white almond bark and painted on the black.  I had purchased a cake pen to write on the black accents, but it didn't work at all with the waxy surface of the chocolate.  Keep that in mind if you ever consider the torture of making these pops ;0}

C3PO
Again, piped the ridge around his face and the eyes in chocolate on the cake pop before dipping.  Would do a double layer for this guy too if there happens to be a next time.  I used a tan color of almond bark, then brushed on gold pearl glaze for the bronzy look.

Yoda, how I hate to make you :0)  I found a package of lovely spring green candy melts at the cake store that was just about perfect.  I filled a cup and threw in three dark green melts to make it just a bit darker.  I am not sure what to say about him.  He just went bad very quickly :0}  

I guess the consolation is that all three plates sold and were competitively bid on!  So that is good.  I also know that they taste heavenly!!!  Remember, Beauty (or ugliness) is only Skin Deep!


15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, the time it must have taken you! They really did turn out great though! Cut yourself some slack! I've been having a bit of Star Wars love in my house this week too! Thanks for posting, really cute!
    Nicole
    freshbakedfun.blogspot.com

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  2. My four year old just came in the room and said, "that looks like Yoda, I love it!" Feel better?
    Nicole
    Freshbakedfun.blogspot.com

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  3. How can you say they were so awful?? They were absolutely adorable, and even resembled the whole crew. I loved your art work, and I know they were delicious!

    Love, Granny B.
    flavorsofmyrainbow.blogspot.com

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  4. These were awesome Vanessa and looked even better in person. I know they were an absolute hit and I'm sure Madison got some nice bids on them! ;)

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  5. i think u did an amazing job!!

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  6. I clicked over from my reader in search of the messed up pops.... all I see are these awesome ones that you made! They may not look like what you imagined in your head, but they turned out great!

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  7. WHAT?! No Han Solo? J/K!! I thought they were adorable! And I LOVED the R2D2!! He's my favorite!

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  8. Cut yourself some slack. They look great! Hope she made lots of money from your fabulous desserts!

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  9. You're too hard on yourself, these are awesome! Yoda is my favorite. :o) I love your site, you have some of the best ideas and your work is always fantastic.

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    1. Well thank you :0) I appreciate your kind words.

      Vanessa

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  10. Are you kidding? These are SO cute! I love them!!

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  11. Those are awesome! I wish this posted earlier I would have love to share in my May The Fourth Be With You post...ah, next year!!

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  12. I think these are awesome! I am in the process of trying to recreate them for my son's 5th birthday Lego Star Wars themed party (sans the Yoda- not even attempting that one!). Thanks for the tips. I especially like Luke and Leia.

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  13. Don't sell yourself short these are great. We're doing star wars for my 4 yr old's party. I usually bake a cake but it is going to be hot that day. I was going to do storm trooper cake pops but bot sure they will hold up in heat. we are having cake on his actual birthday (lands a few days before party), you've inspired me to make cake pops oh his favorite character, Darth vader.

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