I made this cake for my brother-in-law, Josh's, birthday. (It was at the same party as Valerie's Wizard of Oz cake - see the I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore post). He likes Star Wars a lot, so I thought this would be good for him. One of the bigger surprises for him was that this cake was made all out of cheesecake, which is his favorite.
To make this cake I just followed a cheesecake recipe and lined the pans I needed with parchment paper. I used three 6 inch round pans and 1 half of a ball pan. Before I stacked the cakes I covered one of the empty 6 inch pans with foil and put it on the board upside down. Then I stacked the cakes on top of the pan. That way when I put the legs and feet on it would give the feeling of empty space below R2-D2's body, since in the movie he is suspended in the air from his legs. I just used classic white icing (tinted when needed) to ice and decorate it.
|(The legs and feet before they were covered and iced.)|