Wednesday, February 1, 2012

R2D2 Star Wars Birthday Cake

Something very exciting and a little scary happened here last week...

My daughter became a teenager!

Gladly, she did not morph overnight into a self-absorbed, constantly texting drama queen.
But I really wasn't worried about that...

I sometimes think that God sent me the easy child first, so that I would have more children!
Our oldest child, Brynn, is unique and wonderful in so many ways.

Her loves are:
Star Wars,
reading non-stop,
making origami animals,
and her two pet snakes.

For her birthday, she requested a cake with R2D2 on the top.

So, I made this buttercream transfer!
This decorating technique involves piping buttercream frosting on to a template,
then transferring it to your cake.

Cute little droid, isn't he?

Do you have a Star Wars fan in your family?
You can find my R2D2 template (made by my graphic designer hubby) here.

And my step-by-step tutorial on how to make a buttercream transfer is here

May the Force be with you!

I share my recipes and tutorials at these fun link parties.
 This post was featured!


  1. Amazing cake!! Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

  2. Amazing cake Robin - as usual!! And how funny that we both have Star Wars related posts today!

  3. Amazing! Way to use the force. I love for you to link it up at my party this week. You are entered for a chance to win $20 of vintage jewelry just for linking up.

  4. Incredible cake! Just read your tutorial on transfer. So excited to learn this technique.

  5. Such a cute cake, love it! My 3 kiddos all love Star Wars, but my oldest daughter is the biggest fan out of them. She will definitely think it is cool that the cake was for another girl Star Wars fan her age! :) I will be checking out the buttercream transfer tutorial for sure. I heard about it recently, and it sounds pretty neat. Again, great cake! Your site is really cute (following now); I'm looking forward to looking around it more. (I found you through Somewhat Simple.)

  6. wow that is amazing, thank goodness for my icing printer, I will never have the skill to make anything this nice!

  7. I emailed this to my mom because my 25 year old brother is celebrating his 26 birthday on Valentines day and I can totally see my mother making this for him.

  8. Great cake! Great job! Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday this week.

  9. Awww! Happy birthday to your daughter! Shes a very beautiful young lady! She looks like she loves her cake too. :)

    Ps.. thank you for linking up to my Friday parrr-tay!

  10. That's fabulous! I know my son would like it, too, and he's over 40!

  11. You know I am the biggest fan of your cakes and my boys just LOVE this one! We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button!

    1. I'm so glad your boys like it, Jill! I read the post about your new link party earlier today...sounds fun! I will definitely link up next Friday. :0)

  12. My son would love this. You did a great job :) Visiting from tt&j.

  13. Awesome cake! I'm actually using your transfer technique to make my nephew his own starwars cake today! Thank goodness for your timely post, as he actually turned 5 on the 2nd :)

  14. Great cake! Thanks for sharing at my party :)

  15. this cake is fantastic! LOVE all the detail. R2D2 is the best!

  16. This is awesome! I have 3 boys who LOVE Star Wars. I will for sure be attempting this at some point.

  17. So much fun! I may have to make this cake just for me :)

  18. This is sooo cool! We love Star Wars! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

  19. I love this! So timely for the movie premiere too! Thanks for sharing at Happy Hour, this will be one of the features when you come back to lick up this week!! :)

    I'm also your newest follower via GFC and Linky. ;)


  20. It's truly looking awesome! As the conception and design of this cake are really looking magnificent and heart touching. I am totally surprised to see this one. Thanks for sharing.

  21. This cake is awesome!

    I don't know if I'm the only one, but the template link won't work for me? :(

  22. Would love to make this cake for my soon to be 6 year old but the link to the template is invalid. Would it be possible to email me the R2D2 template?

  23. WOW what a great cake! Please can you Email me your Template? Thank you!!


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