The final touch to Matt's Star Wars Birthday Extravaganza was his surprise Han Solo cake. I debated for a long time How I was going to attempt it. First it was a very simple. Submerge Han Solo in cake and frost it. Then I decided that wasn't good enough, and started researching others who had paved this path before me. Since modeling fondant is uber expensive and I had to create this in 2 days, lol...I went the rice crispy treat method!!
Froze it, then wrapped it in fondant, giving texture to pants. Made a little vest, some minor textures to face with eyes, nose, mouth, hair etc.
Then frost!! I made grey frosting...which is more of a pain in the butt than you might think. The insanely expensive "black" stuff we got to dye the frosting, ended up a lovely shade of lavender...Needless to say I was REALLY ANNOYED. At the last minute we actually went to the local grocery store and bought a tube of black frosting intended for writing words or details on a cake. And wahlah!! Grey cake frosting. Easy Peasy...mostly lol.