I made these R2-D2 cupcakes for my son, Caleb, to celebrate his birthday with his 2nd grade class at school.
First I baked, cooled, and iced the cupcakes. Then I used food coloring to tint my buttercream icing the various colors I would need to draw R2-D2. I started by piping everything that would be gray, which was almost everything. I looked at a picture of R2-D2 and just tried to get the basic lines and shapes that I thought would portray him well without trying to pipe every compartment and detail. Next I filled in the other details with the blue, black, and red icings.
I was happy with how these little droid cupcakes turned out, and Caleb was really excited about bringing them to school! Everyone enjoyed them. :)