Ann Reardon

Star Wars Cake Millennium Falcon

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It’s nearly star wars day. May the 4th be with you.

My husband requested a Star Wars cake for his birthday this year, a millennium falcon to be precise. As the millennium falcon is largely monochromatic, but highly detailed, I thought it would be the ideal candidate for a silicone mold.

The desert cake part is easy enough for all ages to get involved. As long as you don’t mind getting the vacuum out after they are done helping.

To make the Star Wars cake you will need

Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

(this makes one tray of cake feel free to double it if you have more guests)
60g (2.12 ounces) or 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
120g (4.23 ounces) or just over 1 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
140g (4.94 ounces) or 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons flour
140g (4.94 ounces) or approx 4 medium carrots carrots, coarsely grated
140g (4.94 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
2 eggs
140g (4.94 ounces) or 2/3 cup sugar
100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) or 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit)

Pour the oil, sugar and eggs into a bowl and mix together using a whisk.  Add the pineapple and carrots and mix.

Add the sifted flour, baking powder and cinnamon.  Fold until just combined.

Add the walnuts and the coconut and mix well.

Bake in a tray, mine was 38cm (14.96 inches) x 25cm (9.84 inches), until golden brown.

One quantity of cream cheese frosting.

Other Supplies

12″ square cake board.
three cake pop sticks
millenium falcon silicone mold
375g (13.23 ounces) White chocolate (if you are not using compound chocolate make sure you temper it)
turkish delight, dried fruit, nuts (optional)
silver luster dust
black gel food colouring
rust orange gel food colouring

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Cool the cake, remove from tray and cut one piece to the size of your board.

Spread a small amount of cream cheese frosting onto the board and add the first layer of cake. Cover in a thin layer of frosting. Cut strips from the remaining cake and build up sand dunes.

Cover the whole thing in frosting.

Blitz the biscuits in a blender, or smash in a bag.  Add the ‘sand’ to the cake.

Use the silicone mold to make the millennium falcon as shown in the video above.  Then paint on details and add to the cake.

by Ann Reardon How To Cook That
2015

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

I have been busy over the last year planning, writing and overseeing the photography and layout for my first ever cookbook! There are heaps of my favourite dessert recipes in there with a chapter on pastries, ice-cream, yummy cakes, artistic desserts and of course chocolate desserts. Each chapter has its own intro explaining the food science that you'll need to know for success every time. Booksellers where you can purchase your very own copy: http://bit.ly/ARcookbook


All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

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  1. Rating: 5

    Hi there, I’m making this cake for my sister’s 17th birthday, and I was wondering if any old cake will do for the sand dunes? My sister isn’t a fan of carrot cake, to my horror.
    Also, would it be alright to make the cake the day before, say a Friday and then do the big reveal the following day?

    • Also forgot to mention that we are a gluten free family, do you have any recommendation’s for cake recipes we can try?

  2. Hi, does this recipe require plain flour or self raising flour?

    • Hi Kate, Ann uses plain flour unless otherwise stated.

      • Thanks. The cake looked and tasted awesome.

        • awesome!

  3. Thank you Anne for your wonderful tutorials! I just wanted to post a picture of the cakes I made using your Star Wars tutorial video for my nieces wedding. This was my first real wedding cake lol…your tutorials are amazing!

    • Wow well done Ayanna, they must be real star wars fans to have a themed wedding cake. Looks great ?

  4. I was wondering what kind of biscuits you used for the sand?

    • Hi Danielle, Ann used a mix of plain biscuits that were they right colour. They can be purchased under a variety of brand labels here but they are plain sweet biscults, including what Aussies, call Milk arrowroot and Nice biscuits.

  5. Can you combine the template patterns for the converse shoe patern anthe Marvel template, together, and maybe another one similar.thanks Georgina

  6. Hi Ann. We have a coconut allergy in the family. Can I leave out the coconut without it messing up the proportions of all the other ingredients or would I need to adjust them?

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