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Happy Vader Day! Cake


Makes: 12 Servings
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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Prepare and cover base board.Tint 48 oz. white fondant royal blue/black combination (for navy blue). Prepare and cover 23 in. x 19 in. foamcore board, 1/2 in. thick, with navy blue fondant.

Step 2

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Bake and cool Darth Vader cake. Position on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit.

Step 3

Decorate cake. Prepare chocolate buttercream icing following recipe directions. Tint black. Decorate cake with black icing as follows: Use tip 3 to pipe in eyes, inside helmet, nose opening and inner chin area. Pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 2 to pipe outlines in inner chin area. Use tip 3 to pipe outlines on helmet areas, eyes and face areas. Use tip 1 to pipe zigzags in inner chin area. Use tip 16 to cover remaining areas of cake with stars. Use tip 5 to pipe dot bolts at end of cheek lines. Position cake on prepared base board.

Step 4

Make fondant message and stars. Tint 6 oz. of white fondant red-red/Christmas red combination (for red) and a 1 in. ball light royal blue.

For message, use 9 in. fondant roller with purple guide rings to roll out red fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use desired alphabet and number cutters from 101 cookie cutters set to cut message. Use damp brush to attach to board.

For stars, roll out light blue fondant 1/8 in. thick. Use narrow end of tip 8 and tip 12 to cut 80 to 90 circles for stars. Use dry brush to brush with white Pearl Dust. Use damp brush to attach to board.

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23 in. x 19 in. foamcore board

23 in. x 19 in. foamcore board (1/2 in. thick)

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!

Wilton Pearl Dust is a food-safe powder that creates lustrous highlights with a glittering look. Just brush dry onto finished candies or paint with a mixture of Pearl Dust and Wilton Pure Lemon Extract. Your candies will sparkle and shine with just a few brushstrokes!

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