Star Wars Death Star Cake

Star Wars Death Star Cake

A delicious homemade white cake decorated to look like the Death Star! Amazing this cake is!

Makes 1 cake

Things you'll need

Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups super fine sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
Decorations 
  • White frosting
  • 3D Sports Ball Pan Set
  • Decorating bags
  • #3 & #6 decorating tips
  • Black food coloring
  • Spatula
Equipment
  • 2 medium mixing bowls
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Cake turntable
  • Dental floss
  • Shortening
  • Baking tray lined with parchment
  • Serrated knife
  • Cake stand
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Toothpicks

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, almond meal, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, use a hand mixer to cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing between each one.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with he flour mixture.
  6. Pour the batter into greased pans and then smooth.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before refrigerating for about an hour.
  8. Use a large serrated knife to level the cakes and then remove them from pans.
  9. Stabilize one of the cakes by cutting off a small piece of the bottom of the round part (PICTURE at 5:12), and then stack the cakes.
  10. Gently press an ice cream scoop into the cake to mark a small cavity for the Super Laser Focus Lens, about an inch above the equator of the Death Star (PICTURE at 5:49). Use a small knife to cut out a cavity.
  11. Dye some of the frosting gray with a couple drops of black food coloring. Spread the frosting in between the two cakes and then stack them again.

Time to decorate!

  1. Spread a thick layer of gray frosting all around the cake (PICTURE at 7:22) and then let sit for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. To make the equator around the Death Star, take a piece of floss, pull it tight, and gently wrap it around the cake and make an indent. Repeat for the lower mid-hemisphere trench (PICTURE at 9:06).
  3. To make the polar trench at the top of the Death Star, turn a small bowl upside down and gently press it onto the cake (PICTURE at 9:15).
  4. Use a #6 tip to pipe gray lines onto the marked areas for the polar trench, the equator, the mid-hemisphere trench, and the two circles of the Super Laser Focus Lens.
  5. Use a toothpick to trace two more trenches that intersect with the Super Laser Focus Lens (PICTURE at 9:43). Pipe some more icing into these trenches with a #3 tip.
  6. Continue piping frosting onto the cake to make the details of the Death Star. Add as many or as few as you like (PICTURE at 9:59).
  7. TaDa! The Star Wars Death Star Cake is ready to soar throughout the dark side of the galaxy!
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