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The Droid Cake You’re Looking For!

Bonnie Burton | March 3, 2010

Why have a boring birthday cake when you can eat an astromech dome?

Geeky-gadgets.com reports:

This fun R2-D2 cake was made by GoblinQueeen from deviantART for her friends birthday, it looks pretty cool even though poor old R2-D2 has been decapitated.

Check it out here:
One Tasty Droid

Clone Wars Cake!

Bonnie Burton | February 23, 2010

This Clone Wars cake by Marj Jenkins may be the tastiest tribute ever!

A dessert designed for an intergalactic celebration – vanilla cake layered with chocolate and raspberry buttercream filling. The entire cake is covered in blue and black buttercream swirled together to resemble deep space. The clone trooper helmet made of Rice Krispie Treats and covered in fondant is an extra little treat for the two birthday boys who shared this cake.

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SOURCE: The Icing on the Cake Blog

Jabba, You’re a Wonderful Cake

Bonnie Burton | February 16, 2010

Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like a Hutt covered in frosting. Check out this awesome Jabba the Hutt cake that would make any fan’s birthday wish come true.

This is my birthday cake this year — Jabba the Hutt. A friend of the family kindly made this for us and I think she did a fantastic job (she also made my iPhone cake 3 years ago). My four-year-old son likes Jabba’s son Rotta and requested that the cake have Jabba and Rotta hugging, so that’s what we did. Jabba is made of chocolate cake, chocolate fudge, and fondant.

I have an extensive collection of Jabba-related items (toys, collectibles, etc) that I have been cataloging on my blog.

And if you like Jabba the Hutt, you REALLY should follow that blog. It’s Huttastic!

More images here:
Jabba the Hutt Birthday Cake

Bristol Lightsaber Flashmob!

Bonnie Burton | February 16, 2010

You know what would make a boring visit to the mall more exciting? A gigantic lightsaber battle!

If you were in Bristol over the weekend, that’s exactly what you got.
Our fans rock!

WATCH VIDEO: Bristol Lightsaber Flashmob

WATCH VIDEO: Flashmob: Bristol’s Biggest Lightsaber Fight: Cabot Circus

Look Out, It’s Ewokong!

Bonnie Burton | February 11, 2010

Ever wonder what would happen if an Ewok the size of King Kong was rampaging through Coruscant? Artist Nathan Hamill shows us just that in his new base card for the Star Wars Galaxy 5 trading card series.

The 120 card collection will be released February 24, 2010. The set features new base card artwork, sketch cards, foil cards, the art of Star Wars Celebration and more.

Nathan writes:

I found that as I get older, my affinity for Ewoks grows. Maybe it’s part of myself wanting to return to my youth and the days when Jedi was released or maybe it’s a realization that they’re actually pretty vicious lil guys. And, yes, they’re cute but there’s also something quite unsettling about them. The human-like teeth? The black, beady eyes? Their hunger for flesh?

Read more about it here:
Ewokong: Star Wars Galaxy 5 Base Card

DIY Han Solo in Guacamite

Bonnie Burton | February 2, 2010

Last February, we reported about the awesome Han in Carbonite “He’s No Guac to Me Dead” entry by Rob Saccenti at Guac Bowl 2009. So in honor of Guac Bowl 2010 we couldn’t help but hope Rob would give fans a few pointers how to do their own tasty tribute to Han.

Here’s some great tips Rob posted on his blog awhile back in this step-by-step process for making his Han in Guacamite masterpiece in case any fans want to try it themselves. Just be sure you have 50 avocados worth of guacamole on hand!

I built a 6’8″ x 2’8″ frame using 2×8 redwood boards. I made an inside lip out of 2x4s, leaving just enough room (3/4″) so that my 6’5″ x 2’5″ MDF board would be flush with the top when I dropped it into the frame, and then trimmed it all out with door casing. I used bondo to seal all my gaps and nail holes.

The only piece I bought ahead of time was the face, because I knew it was the most important part of the whole thing. I was lucky enough to find master special effects makeup artist Bill Forsche through the internet, who just happened to have an amazing sculpt of Han’s carbonite-frozen face.

I got the frame built, and starting adding the face and body elements. After making his legs out of chicken wire, I started sizing, cutting, and preparing the clothes for the papier mache bath.

The body was created using a plastic torso I found at a used mannequin/store display shop downtown. It only went down to the top of the thigh, so I had to build out the rest of his legs to the knees using molded chicken wire. The hands were tough…One hand was made using one of those articulated wooden artist’s hands you can buy at an art store, and covered it in papier mache. The other hand, not nearly as nice, was foil covered in papier mache.

The boots were old work boot toes I cut and epoxied to the board. For the clothes, I cut up and old t-shirt and pair of Dickies, and dipped them into a papier mache bath (flour, water, and Elmer’s glue) that Emily prepared. The next day, the clothes were still a little damp, but the warmth of the sun was definitely helping. While I waited, I started painting the frame, and I ran to the hardware store to pick up 6 paper towel holders to spray paint silver and add a little detail to the side panels. By the time I came back, Han was dry, and I finished the paint job.

Check out the photos and instructions here:
“He’s No Guac to Me Dead”

Read more about Guac Bowl here:
Guac Bowl’s Back, and Creamier than Ever
(via NBC Los Angeles)

Attack of the Star Wars Opening Crawl

Bonnie Burton | February 1, 2010

Ever wonder what happened to the opening crawl of Star Wars after we were done reading it as it floated across the screen? Apparently, it crashed to earth, taking out cars, signs, buildings and people…that is, until the U.S.S. Enterprise showed up.

My friends and I were bored one day during Christmas Break and decided to make a quick movie. We shot this in 30 minutes and only used 8 minutes of tape. I then proceeded to spend 3 and a half weeks putting in the visuals for the film. Special thanks to the Action Essentials 2 kit from Videocopilot.net, and Jason Lee for his Enterprise model.

WATCH VIDEO: Star Wars vs. Star Trek

Cardboard Star Destroyer Craft!

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2010

Don’t throw out that cardboard! Now you can transform trash into a Star Destroyer worthy of an Imperial fleet. Here’s a great example of a crafty fan making one heck of a collectible out of corrugated cardboard. Well done!

Star Wars Star Destroyer Craft

Crochet This Yoda Hut, You Must!

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2010

Craftster user Jatoha crocheted this cool hut for her daughter’s Yoda and other Star Wars action figures. The fact that she improvised without a pattern makes it even more impressive!

Crochet Yoda Hut! (via Craftster.org)

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SOURCE: Craft zine

Darth Vader Rainbow Cake!

Bonnie Burton | January 18, 2010

Darth Vader might only wear black, but we’d like to think he’s quite fond of rainbows. Here’s a tasty recipe on how to make a rainbow cake with a Sith Lord standing proudly on top!

Rainbow Cake How-to
(via JuestJENN Recipes)