Darth Vader Cake

Skill Level: Easy

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Step 1

Use 2 1/2 cups chocolate buttercream icing. Tint black and use for all decorating.

Step 2

For eyes, inside of helmet, nose opening and inner chin area, pipe in with tip 3. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch

Step 3

For outlines on inner chin area, pipe outlines with tip 2.

Step 4

For outlines on helmet areas, eyes and face areas (except mouth), pipe outlines with tip 3.

Step 5

For outlines inside mouth and around mouth, pipe outlines with tip 5.

Step 6

For zigzags in inner chin area, pipe zigzags with tip 1.

Step 7

For remaining areas of cake, pipe stars with tip 16.

Step 8

For bolts at end of cheek lines, pipe dots with tip 5.

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Black Icing Color


Two-layer cake mix or make favorite layer cake recipe




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Cake Board

Fanci-Foil Wrap

The Zigzag is a popular way to fill in outlined areas, perfect for ribbed sweater and cuff effects. You can also use tight zigzags to cover the entire side of your cake—they look great!

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.

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