I Need Someone To Talk Me Off The Ledge

Baking By KyloRen Updated 31 May 2016 , 10:51pm by littlejewel

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KyloRen Posted 31 May 2016 , 8:08pm
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I'm baking my son's cake for his party on Saturday. He has requested a Star Wars  cake (see below) that he Googled. He has been denied this request because it's all kinds of fancy and it's just not going to happen with my skill set.

I'm thinking of the following, but need to see if it makes sense outside of my own head. Please bare with me and point out ANY discrepancies or issues you see. Feel free to tell me to just order a cake from the supermarket. 

1. I have 2 13x18 cake pans. I will bake 3 boxes of cake mix in each on Thu., cool and refrigerate. 

2. I will make mascarpone whipped cream filling (with strawberries added in) on Friday and refrigerate. 

3. On Friday night, I will stack and slop on the filling (#2) the cake. 

4. At some point on Friday, I will stencil his name and the words happy birthday onto black and yellow fondant. They will be covered in a Tupperware dish and left to dry overnight.

Now...I can either do a ganache and slap that on top of the cake; or I could do the same mascarpone whipped cream (minus the strawberries). ---I don't know what to do! The cake will be feeding ~30 seven year olds and all their judgmental moms. Heeeeeeelp me!

For the decorations, I bought some Star Wars figurines and will be making a chocolate version of the Millenium Falcon (yay Amazon!) and food spray painting it silver. This will be placed, with the other figures, on top of the cake. 

Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Suggestions for a headache pill? 

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remnant3333 Posted 31 May 2016 , 10:19pm
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As long as you have star War figurines to go on cake I am sure your son will be happy!!! Try not to get frustrated and just do the best you can do. I bet all the kids are going to love it!!! You can do it!!! Everything will turn out just fine!!! Keep the faith!!!

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littlejewel Posted 31 May 2016 , 10:51pm
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Your cakes are rectangulars, may be much more cake than you want( 13x18 will leave with much more than 30 servings). Are you going to put that ball on top of the cake. take a few deep breaths and tell yourself "I can do this". If you need help on any area, be specific and ask help. You can do this

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