Star wars stormtrooper cake on a black plate
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Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper

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I am a pretty big Star Wars fan and have been every since I was little. I remember watching the originals and absolutely loving them. Time for another Star Wars-themed dessert. This Star Wars Cake stormtrooper is amazing and pretty easy to make.

If you are a beginner when it comes to fondant this is a great cake to start with, since there are only two colors of fondant you have to worry about, white and black. So it is totally okay if you aren’t really that good at cake design. In fact, cake design is one of my weaknesses.

This Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper is super fun to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Make sure to check out this Star Wars Death Star Peanut Butter Cup as well.

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

Chocolate cake in pan, frosting, fondant, and stormtrooper stencil on a counter.

In order to make this Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper you need just a handful of ingredients and a handful of helpful tools:

  • Cake – You will need one standard cake, either from a cake mix, or a from scratch recipe. You can use any of the cake recipes I have on this blog as well, like this chocolate cake, or vanilla cupcakes.
  • Frosting – Any frosting will do, use storebought or this homemade buttercream frosting.
  • White Fondant – Find it online, or at places like Walmart, Target, or any cake decorating store.
  • Black Fondant – Same as the white fondant, several places you can find it.
Finished Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper laying on black fondant.

Tools

  • 12-inch round cake pan
  • Scissors Stormtrooper stencil (find it online)
  • Cake board (optional)
  • Knife
  • Brush
  • Water
  • Rolling pin
  • Silicone mat (optional)

Step 2: How to make a Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper

Baked chocolate cake in a 12-inch round pan next to a Stormtrooper stencil

First, bake your cake. You can use any kind of cake that you want. Storebought cake mix, or a from-scratch recipe. I love chocolate, so I normally use chocolate cake.

I use my 12-inch round cake pan because it allows me to make the cake fairly large. But you can certainly use smaller cake pans if you like, or a rectangular pan as well.

NOTE: Make sure to use shortening/flour in the pan, and even a piece of parchment paper on the bottom to make sure the cake comes out easily without sticking.

Once the cake is done baking, allow it to cool completely.

While the cake is cooling you can find and print out the Stormtrooper face stencil. Do a search online and you will be able to find out. Then save the image and scale it up on a document like in Word or another similar program.

Now just print the Star Wars Cake stencil out.

Hand with knife trimming chocolate cake with a stormtrooper stencil

Use scissors and cut around the stencil so you just have just the Stormtrooper face.

Remove the cake from the pan along with the parchment paper from the bottom if you used that. Place the cake on a cutting board. Now set the Stormtrooper face stencil on top of the cake in the middle.

Stormtrooper stencil on top of a trimmed chocolate cake

Use a knife and trim around the stencil. Just do the best that you can, it doesn’t have to be trimmed exactly.

TIPYou can save those cake trimmings and make cake pops or cakesicles with them or just snack on them.

Step 3: Frost the Stormtrooper cake and add the white fondant

Frosted chocolate cake on a white cake board.

Time to frost the cake. You can use storebought frosting or homemade frosting.

Add a dollop of frosting to the middle of your cake board, if you are using one. Then set the cake on it. Now frost the entire cake. The frosting will act as glue and hold the fondant on the cake and give the cake flavor.

Rolled out white fondant with a Star Wars stormtrooper stencil on top

Time to work with the white fondant. If you haven’t worked with fondant before, don’t worry, it is fairly easy to work with.

Take a large chunk of white fondant and knead it with your hands. It has to be kneaded before you can roll it. Once it is nice and soft, roll out the fondant into a large oval or circle, the shape doesn’t matter as long as it is much larger than the stencil.

Roll the fondant about 1/8th of an inch thick. It may stick to your table or counter, if so, roll it on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Rolling pin with white fondant rolled on it.

Now, you can roll it back on itself with the rolling pin which makes it easier to lay it on the cake.

Hand trimming white fondant from the Star Wars Stormtrooper cake

Roll the fondant over the stormtrooper head. Then use your clean fingers and hands and smooth and shape the fondant around the cake. There is also a special fondant smoother that you can use.

White fondant chocolate cake shaped like a stormtrooper head

Once done, take a knife and trim the fondant around the bottom of the cake. If needed, use a paper towel and clean up the board near the base of the cake.

Step 4: Finish the Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper

Hand holding a star wars cake stormtrooper head stencil with pieces cut out of it.

Time to cut out all of the pieces from the stencil that we want to use as mini-guides for the black fondant. So cut out the long band on the top, the eyes, the nose piece, the circles, and the mouthpiece.

No need to cut out the lines on the cheeks, you can easily freehand those.

Hand cutting black fondant with a knife

Now, take a chunk of black fondant and knead it. Then roll it out, again about 1/8th inch thick. Place the small stencil pieces on it and cut those pieces out.

Hand brushing water on a cake.

Use a little paintbrush and brush a little bit of water where you want to stick the black fondant. The water will act as glue. Then place all the black fondant pieces on the cake. Which will create the Star Wars Stormtrooper face.

Black ban of fondant on the head of the white cake.

If needed put the stencil face back on the cake so you can see where all the pieces are supposed to go.

Hand cutting a thin black fondant snake into pieces

If you want you can add more details. On the nose piece, there are little white pieces. You can cut those out of the white fondant and place them. Or just leave it all black.

Then take a small amount of black fondant and roll it out into a thin snake. Trim it into little pieces and then place those on the cheeks. Again, use water as needed, so they stick.

Finished Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper on a black plate

And there you go, and awesome Star Wars Stormtrooper cake. Enjoy!

How long does the Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper last?

Cover the cake with plastic wrap and store it at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. It may be frozen as well. Just make sure it is wrapped with several layers of plastic wrap. It will last several months in the freezer.

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Star Wars Cake Stormtrooper

This Star Wars Stormtrooper Cake is awesome and fairly easy to make. It is a great beginner cake for working with fondant. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fondant, fun, Halloween, sweet
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • 12-inch round cake pan
  • Scissors Stormtrooper stencil (find it online)
  • Cake board (optional)
  • Knife
  • brush
  • Water
  • rolling pin
  • Silicone Mat (Optional)

Ingredients

  • 1 Standard cake (with required ingredients) cake mix, homemade, etc. (15 oz/430g)
  • 10 oz Frosting
  • 14 oz White fondant
  • 2 oz Black fondant

Instructions

  • Bake the cake in a 12 inch round or 13x9 inch rectangle pan according to the recipe and allow it to cool completely.
  • Print out the Stormtrooper face stencil. You can find several online. You may need to scale it up on a sheet of paper to get the size you want.
  • Cut around the stencil with scissors so you just have the Stormtrooper face.
  • Remove cake from the pan and place on a cutting board. Set the stencil on top and trim around it with a knife. Save the trimmed cake pieces for cake pops or cakesicles or just snack on them.
  • Add cake to a cake board if desired. Frost the entire trimmed cake.
  • Knead a large chunk of white fondant and then roll it out, on parchment paper or a silicone mat until it is about two inches larger than the stencil all around and about 1/8th inch thick.
  • Cover the cake with the white fondant and smooth it with your clean hands and fingers. Form it around the cake the best as you can.
  • Trim the excess fondant from the base of the cake with a knife.
  • Cut the black band at the top of the stencil, the eyes, nose piece, mouthpiece, and two circles out of the Stormtrooper stencil.
  • Knead and roll out a chunk of black fondant. Then place the stencil pieces on it and cut all of them out.
  • Use the main stencil as a guide on the cake and place the black pieces where they belong on the face. Use a brush with a tiny bit of water to hold the black fondant face pieces on the cake.
  • Add the little white fondant pieces on the nose part if desired.
  • Roll a small piece of black fondant into a thin snake and trim 8 pieces. Set those on the cheek parts of the Stormtrooper cake. Use water as necessary to hold it down.
  • The Star Wars Stormtrooper cake is done. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make a Star Wars Stormtrooper Cake | In The Kitchen With Matt

Notes

Note: The nutritional facts will vary depending on the cake and frosting that you use.
NOTE: Make sure to use shortening/flour in the pan, and even a piece of parchment paper on the bottom to make sure the cake comes out easily without sticking. 
List of nutritional facts for star wars cake

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Followed your recipe and my son loved it! Thank you for sharing another hit recipe, I appreciate it.

  2. 5 stars
    We have big Star Wars fans in our family. I know this will be a hit! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. 5 stars
    You have no idea how happy this cake will make my sons!! Love it!

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