We finally got a request for an R2D2 cake. We have enjoyed making our previous sci-fi themed cakes and were looking forward to making a Star Wars favorite.
We decided we wanted him to be able to stand up properly without a support under him. This necessitated making his legs and feet out of non-edible, structural materials (wood and polystyrene). His body and head is made entirely out of choc mud cake and icing.
R2D2 was the perfect opportunity to add a sound module to one of our cakes. These modules allow the cake to make any noise you can imagine with the push of a button. Music, sound effects, engine noises, talking, anything at all is possible. Please let us know if you want to add the special touch of sound to your next stacked cake.
You can watch a video demonstrating R2's sound module below, and keep reading for step by step photos of the construction of this mega cool cake. Templates are available for download at the end of the article if you want to have a go at building your own R2D2
You can download our templates below. The images should be printed at full size, not scaled to fit. This may require tiling the output across multiple pages and sticking them back together.