Okay, another cake post. I made this cake for my nephew Spenser's 8th birthday. This was my first time doing a "vertical" cake. I was pretty nervous about it being secure and about it actually being recognizable. I found a photo of a wonderful R2D2 cake online, and tried my best to copy it. It's not nearly as nice as the original, but it turned out pretty good.
The main body of R2 is cake, buttercream, fondant. The legs and feet are made from Rice Krispie treat, buttercream, fondant. The legs are a little too big for R2, but let's just say he's been working out a lot lately.