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Star Wars BB-8 Droid Cantaloupe Cake

BB-8 Droid Star Wars cake made out of a cantaloupe and dressed in buttercream icing and almond paste. A droid that is deceptively really a beautiful fruit yet surprisingly a big hit at birthday parties! The kids won't even miss the cake!
Prep Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 0
Author: Danielle Fahrenkrug

Ingredients

  • 2 Cantaloupes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 pounds confectioners' sugar
  • 7 oz. Marzipan Almond Paste
  • Black edible food coloring marker
  • Orange food coloring
  • 2 wooden skewers
  • Circle cookie cutters various sizes

Instructions

  • First, start with two cantaloupes and wash and dry them off. Take one cantaloupe and slice in half. Set aside (you will only need to use one half).
  • On the other cantaloupe cut off about 3/4 inch on both ends. This allows the cantaloupe to sit upright. Create an opening on one end and using a spoon scoop out the seeds inside. The open one will be the side facing down (so moisture drips out onto the paper towel base).
  • Next make two aluminium foil bases: Lay a piece of aluminum foil down and add a paper towel in the center to catch any fluids that drain out of the cantaloupe. This prevents the fluids from seeping into the icing. Fold up the sides of the foil to overlap the paper towel edges. Repeat so you have two.
  • Place the cantaloupe upright with flat open side down on paper towel and aluminum foil base. On the top place the other aluminum foil and paper towel base with the paper towel part upright. Add the flat side of the first cantaloupe that was cut in half.
  • Using two skewers poke them through both cantaloupes vertically from top to bottom to hold the cantaloupes in place and prevent them from sliding off one another.
  • Make the icing: In a mixing bowl add the butter, confectioners' sugar, and milk. Whip on high for about 5 minutes. Spread the entire cake with icing and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.
  • Add orange food coloring to the Marzipan Almond Paste and mix well. Roll out between two sheets of wax paper into about 1/4 thick layer. Cut out circles, four to 6 large with hollow centers. Make two more circles for the eyes and color them in black with the edible food marker. Decorate the cake with the circles and included scrap pieces for the squares, rectangles and dots. Right before the party add lines with the edible food coloring to finish off the BB-8 Droid.