So- a couple months later when Tom's birthday rolled around, I had to try my hand at the german chocolate chewie. (My photos are not digital yet, I will post soon.) It was a success!! Every birthday there after, now 8, I have crafted a different Star Wars character cake.
I don't cook from scratch-- I always use a boxed mix and canned frosting. I try to make the cooking the easy part so that I can focus on the decorating. I just make a square cake and a round cake, and create the basic shape. My decorating is never great-- but always free-hand from a photo or action figure. I think Tom just appreciates the effort.
This year on his birthday, yesterday the 14th, I made C-3PO:
Which-- our dog Patty sneakily ate half of while Tom took a nap. She only made it up to a few bites out of the chin.
Here are a few of the cakes past:
Last year-- Jabba the Hut
2006 -- Tusken Raider
2005 -- Darth Vader
2004 -- Storm Trooper
2003 -- Darth MaulPhotos to come once I scan them:
2002 -- R2-D2
2001 -- Boba Fett
2000 -- Chewie