This Millennium Falcon was sculpted from Rice Krispies Treats. I made this ship for my son's LEGO Star Wars Death Star Cake. My Millennium Falcon is based on LEGO's midi-scale Millennium Falcon .
I use the classic Rice Kripsies Treat recipe from the cereal box. If you don't have a copy, I've provided one here - Rice Krispies Treats Recipe. I make one minor change in the recipe, Kellogg's recipe calls for pouring the hot mixture into a pan. I pour them onto parchment paper and shape them. You must work with the Rice Krispies quickly while they are still warm. I try to keep the hot Rice Krispies Treats in a mound on the parchment paper to keep them warm longer.
Here are the steps that I went through to sculpt the ship.
Rice Krispies Treats Recipe
Rolled fondant recipe
Black powdered food color
Blue powdered food color
Red powdered food color
We own the LEGO midi-scale Millennium Falcon, so I used it as a model and I used a picture from the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary. I also checked out Star Wars books from the library and used them for reference photos as well.
I shaped the main body of the Millennium Falcon from Rice Krispies. I used a knife to finish off the shape of the front of the ship. Do not cut too hard and cut your counter. I made a small circle for the upper quad laser cannon mount and placed it on the top of the ship and pressed down to attach it to the ship's main body. I made the cockpit from another small piece of Rice Krispies. I pressed the cockpit onto the body of the ship. Try to press them together while everything is still warm so that the pieces will stick together. Here is a top view of the ship to show how everything fits together.
Once the structure of the ship was finished, I let it dry for a day. I used the following rolled fondant recipe to make fondant to cover the ship. I colored some of the fondant gray using using black powdered food coloring. Set the fondant on the table, break off a small chunk and kneed it in your hands until it is soft and pliable. Color the fondant gray by place a small amount of gray powered food coloring into the fondant. Kneed the fondant until it is the same color throughout. Add a small amount of color at a time and add more as needed to get the color gray that you want. Remember, you can always add coloring, but you cannot take away color.
Here is a top view of the ship covered in gray fondant.
Next, make a small amount of black fondant and a small amount of red fondant using the procedure above.
To make the main sensor dish, carve out the insides of a mini-vanilla wafer so that it is just a shell. Cover it in the gray color fondant.
Be sure to place a small mound in the middle out of black fondant. Roll out a small piece of the gray fondant on a piece of parchment paper or a fondant mat. I use Wilton's Roll & Cut Mat. Do not use a fondant imprint mat, because your fondant will have a pattern imprinted on it. Cut out gray and black circles for the docking rings/emergency escape hatches.
Use brown mini M&Ms maintenances hatches, and exhaust ports and escape hatches on top of ship. Place a small piece of dark gray fondant on top of M&M's for hatches and ports or alternately, first cover the M&M's in dark gray fondant, and then place them on the ship.
Roll out red fondant and use it to make the red designs on the ship.
Use a small piece of blue fondant to make the engine in the rear of the ship. I colored some of the fondant blue using using blue powdered food coloring. Next color some of the fondant black using black powdered food coloring. Set the fondant on the table, break off a small chunk and kneed it in your hands until it is soft and pliable. Color some of the fondant black by placing a small amount of gray powered food coloring into the fondant. Kneed the fondant until it is the same color throughout. Add a small amount of color at a time and add more as needed to get the color black that you want. It may be necessary to add a little bit of spray oil to the black fondant if it starts sticking to your hands too much.
Cut several small circles for the forward flood lights and small rectangles and an x shape for the cockpit view ports.
Place the circles and rectangles onto the ship.
Here's a picture of the left side of the ship.
Here's a picture of the ship on the hangar deck of my son's LEGO Star Wars Death Star Cake.