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A Death Star Birthday Cake
Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 24, 2010 @ 1:00 am In Birthdays,Budget Living,Cakes,Family Fun | 27 Comments
My littlest FishBoy turned six last week. And although he was dressed as Indiana Jones by 8 am that morning, he chose not to have an Indian Jones Birthday Cake  as he has for the past two years. Two years ago it was an abandoned temple  and last year, it had to be snakes .
This year, however, he asked for a Death Star Birthday Cake.
Like other recent cake creations of mine , this isn’t the most stellar frosting job, but my six year old thought it was out of this world.
This is such a do-it-yourself project . But first you need to tool up:
One necessary item is the Wilton Sports Ball Cake Pan . I am sure you can fudge it with two small, ovensafe bowls, but this pan set is the perfect size for one prepared cake mix. My sister picked one up on clearance years ago and it has served us well as the basis for a Pokeball Birthday Cake  as well as a Lego Bionicle Thornax Cake . Keep an eye out for one at garage sales and thrift stores.
Other tools and ingredients:
Once you have baked and cooled your cake, place one half on a plate. Frost. Add second half of ball and frost completely. Using toothpick, draw lines to resemble the Death Star, from Star Wars fame . Alternatively, you can frost lines with black frosting. However, my rationale was that drawing lines in the frosting would be more forgiving of mistakes.
It’s not the most perfect rendition of the Death Star, but the Birthday Boy was totally enraptured. He added the Lego guys for effect. Works for me .
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 an Indian Jones Birthday Cake: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/05/presenting-indiana-jones-birthday-cake.html
 it had to be snakes: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/05/another-indiana-jones-birthday-cake.html
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 Pokeball Birthday Cake: http://lifeasmom.com/2008/11/poke-ball-cake-you-could-make.html
 Lego Bionicle Thornax Cake: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/11/lego-bionicle-thornax-birthday-cake.html
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