This first one was made last year for my niece. It depicts Ezra from Star Wars Rebels.
I made a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream. I then covered it in a white mixture of half marshmallow fondant/half molding chocolate. I airbrushed it to have an ombre effect from yellow to orange. I cut out a panel of black fondant and cut out the birthday girls name from the half and half mixture. I airbrushed her name for an ombre effect as well. I cut out a black circle for the top of the cake and did a fondant transfer on top. Once, I had it pieced together, I outlined it in black buttercream icing. His hand has a 3D effect, and I placed a straw with a glow stick in it to look like a light sabre.
This year I did a Yoda cake. This cake was a white cake covered in orange buttercream. I then placed a cut out picture on my cake and traced it. I then looked at my picture and drew on the main lines with a toothpick. I filled in the sections with colored buttercream and smoothed it out. I then used black buttercream to draw on the details.
Here is the inspiration image.
Here is the filled in areas before detail was added.
Here is the finished cake with details.