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Bake up a BB-8 Cake like a Jedi

Bake up a BB-8 Cake like a Jedi

The Force has awakened, and that’s cause for celebration. The best way to celebrate the most highly anticipated Star Wars debut in 10 years? With cake, of course! The Nerdache Way calls for the cutest droid to roll onto the big screen (and our hearts) sculpted from a tasty vanilla pound cake and covered in fondant detailing.

We’ll show you how from start to finish. This spherical cake looks as if it’s balancing through waves of ‘sand’ made from crushed graham crackers and a touch of sugar. See how we make our own sweet droid here:

We love how kid-friendly this BB-8 cake is, and it’s miniature size makes it perfect for a Star Wars party with your young padawans. Check out more photos of this adorable bot below!



Sweet Extra: Making a sculpted cake can be tricky, and a good recipe is a must. We use a rich, buttery pound cake that can hold its shape while covered in fondant. It’s a great “combine and mix” recipe, with little prep and super tasty. Because of the cake’s dense nature, it’s easy to get sharp corners and smooth, rounded edges. Get the recipe and start baking!

What you’ll Need:

4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 cups butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
What to do:
1. Layer Ingredients and Mix. Preheat oven to 325°. Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla (in that order) in 4-qt. bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Beat at low speed 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.

2. Pour and Bake. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch (16-cup) tube pan, and smooth. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or firm in center. Let cool up to 1 hour and remove from pan. Chill in freezer, covered up to 1 week.

Use this Nerdache fave recipe for all your carved cake needs, whether it’s Thor’s Hammer or the mountains of Mordor! The scraps also make for an oh-so simple excellent breakfast treat.

What dream cakes would you love to see? Let us know in the comments!


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