Well, here we are, another birthday in our family. My oldest son turned 8 yesterday, and we celebrated his birthday today with all of his friends at the YMCA. Great Party! The boys played many variations of dodgeball and were a bunch of happy, sweaty little guys come the end.
For this cake my son wanted something Star Wars. He gave me a Star Wars cupcake topper set for my birthday last year (hint hint... he is so thoughtful), so I suggested we make R2 but also use the cupcake set and make cupcakes to feed all his buddies. He was happy with that plan, and so was I.
So first I made the stand a few days ago. I used cardboard cake rounds (2 per level) that I covered with thick paper. I found some sparkly ribbon at Michael's and used it to line each tier. Then I covered a couple of candle pillars with the same card stock and hot glued them to each level. It was a little tricky, but it worked. When I put the cake on top it did wobble a bit too much for my taste (candles probably weren't exactly flat)-- so i need to work on this design a bit more, but it sure came out pretty! And that's all that matters right? :)
So I iced my cupcakes, put on the toppers, and placed them on the stand all nice. The kids were so excited, and I think it was a success! :)