Introduction: Star Wars Cake (Mustafar)

About: "Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it."

In a town far, far away. A dad decided to make a Star Wars cake for his son's birthday.

Step 1: Bake the Cake, and Make Rice Crispy Treats

Step 2: Cut a Hole in the Rice Crispy Treat Hill and Add a Ramekin(cup).

Step 3: Coat the Rice Crispy Hill in Chocolate.

Make sure you spread the chocolate to make a flat area of land. You'll see what I mean in a minute.

You will also need to pull out the ramekin before you do this step.

With a sharp knife, cut jagged pieces of "land" right at the "shoreline" of the rice crispy hill. You can heat the knife to make it cut better.

Step 4: Test Fit the Rice Crispy Hill on the Cake.

My cake was a little small, so I had to slice it horizontally, and open it up like a book.

Test fit the pieces and trim to fit.

Remember where all the pieces went. Use a digital camera for this step.

Step 5: Frost the Cake.

I used super day-glo orange for the frosting. I used an off the shelf Pilsbury brand white frosting with a liberal amount of orange food color gel.

Top the cake with the hill and the jagged pieces of "land".

I microwaved a little of the frosting for 10 seconds so it was slightly warm and pourable. I poured it around the area of the ramekin opening, and let it dribble down the side of the hill.

Step 6: Make the Sides, and Added Effects.

I got the leftover chocolate and re-melted it in the microwave, I poured it over some non-stick surfaces (you can use waxpaper) into a large, flat, shape. Once cool, cut into strips the the height cake. cut the strips to match the jagged pices of land and use frosting to stick it to the cake.

Melt more chocolate and "weld" the top and side pieces together.

For the platform that R2-D2 is standing on, get a sour cream container lid, or any lid with some structural relief (little plastic ribs in the structure for interest). Lightly butter, or spray some non-stick cooking spray, inside the lids. Use these as moulds for melted white chocolate.

As an added bonus, I got some blinking lights from the cake decorating section at Walmart. These are supposed to be attached to the stems of Champagne glasses, etc. I made a couple of moulds out of a measuring spoon, and the center of an apple slicer/corer. I buttered them well and poured more white chocolate in them. Once they started cooling down I insterted the blinking lights in the white chocolate. Once completely cooled down I popped them out of the molds and used them on the cake.

Step 7: Special Effects/After Effects

The ramekin, which I'm sure you have guessed by now, is for dry ice and water.

I'm sure you're kid will enjoy this.

Sniff, sniff!