Making this cake brought out the inner Star Wars geek in me. I've always secretly loved Star Wars. Can you tell it is for my son's Birthday? It is a bit more masculine than the other cakes I usually am asked to make.
I've been experimenting with different frostings and this one was a mix of royal icing (The yoda face and light saber), an older chocolate butter cream, and a vanilla butter cream recipe I just discovered. I think all my cakes from now on will be frosted with this new frosting. The kids and I love it! Here it is if anyone cares to try it.
Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 tsp. clear vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 1/2 Tbs milk
a pinch of salt