Archive for ‘Creativity’



Bring Me the Head of Yoda…Cake!

Bonnie Burton | August 26, 2010

We’ve seen plenty fan-made Star Wars cakes, but this Yoda cake made be the most realistic-looking head of a Jedi Master we’ve ever seen! Most impressive…

I’m an artist who recently has gotten into cake decorating and have fallen in love with it! I’m currently taking the beginner cake decorating classes and hoping to land a job at a bakery. I decided to try making my first sculpted cake and chose Yoda as the subject. It was so much fun and I’ve found my passion!

This is a red velvet cake (with Rice Krispie treats for the ears) covered in fondant. I tried to get as much detail as I could. I wanted to finish the bust with fondant clothing over the neck area and covering the pan and plate but I ran out of time and fondant. Yoda was very yummy! Everyone said it was sad to cut into him, but we went to the dark side that night. :) Hopefully I will have time soon to continue the Star Wars theme with another sculpted cake.

Read more about this impressive cake here:
Yoda Head Cake (via Instructables)

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SOURCE: Craftzine.com

Make an Astromech Cake

Bonnie Burton | August 20, 2010

Make this astromech cake with cake mix, Rice Krispie Treats, cream filling and some creativity.

“The whole thing is layers of red velvet cake with white chocolate ganache and chocolate hazelnut buttercream filling throughout. And yes, the Rice Krispie Treat arms.”

Making The Most Amazing R2-D2 Cake Ever
(via B-Side Blog)

A Tattoo Tribute to The Clone Wars

StarWars.com Team | August 4, 2010

photos: courtesy of Shane Donnelly

Fans show off their Star Wars pride through costuming, droid building, gaming, writing fan fiction, making fan films and a zillion other ways. But it takes a certain level of dedication to get a tattoo of your favorite Star Wars character, vehicle, creature, droid or scene.

Star Wars fan Shane Donnelly recently payed tribute to The Clone Wars with this epic tattoo. StarWars.com chats with him about why he chose to give the animated series some permanent love.

Why did you go with The Clone Wars as a theme?

I went with The Clone Wars theme because, first I hadn’t seen any of the current series. (There is of course, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series). And second, because I wanted to celebrate the continuation of the Star Wars story. After Ep. III none of us were really sure if or when we’d see new Star Wars other than books, comics, etc. And third, because it’s just too cool.

Describe all the cool stuff going on in your tattoo? Was there an overall theme?

There’s not much of a theme to it. Basically you have the hologram Sidious over shadowing everything with Obi-Wan and Anakin (the heroes of the Republic) on either side of him; which is kind of symbolic to the story.

I also wanted to have a strong female presence. Star Wars has always had strong female characters so I wanted to show that. That’s represented by Ventress, Ahsoka and Aayla. I also have Rex with another clone trooper because, well clone troopers are cool.

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E.T. & Yoda Street Art

StarWars.com Team | July 31, 2010

Here’s a adorkable piece of street art called “All You Need Is Love” from artist Zed1. Date or Date Not, There is No Try!

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SOURCE: Wooster Collective

Mondo Limited-Edition Luke & Yoda Print

StarWars.com Team | July 29, 2010

Collectors and fans who’d like to add something a little different to their Star Wars art collection should check out this new series of art prints from Mondo.

Mondo is the Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, featuring designs from world famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek and Universal Monsters.

Here’s the most recent print “Father: Encounter on Dagobah” by artist Tomer Hanuka.

Hanuka says about his print:

“The central idea going into this image was depicting planet Dagobah itself as a portrait of Luke’s subconscious in it’s most interesting and unformed phase. In a nightmarish sequence, Luke runs into the mist where he thinks he saw Vader. Luke finds him and a lightsaber duel ends with Vader’s decapitation . The mask cracks open on the severed head, exposing the frozen face of a dead Luke Skywalker.

The suggestion here is that somewhere within Luke’s psyche there is a potential for ultimate evil. Luke’s greatest challenge isn’t the Galactic Empire and it’s endless, faceless troopers, but the magnetism of the dark side; the seductive idea of choosing his own potential for power over everything else.”

Previous prints include “Scrap Yard Power Droid” by artist Jeff Soto and “Raider” by artist Dave Kinsey. The posters are limited edition and screen printed. The posters sell out at AMAZING speed (sometimes within minutes). The recent release of the 2nd poster in Mondo’s Star Wars series, “Raider,” sold out within 25 minutes.

Read more about the Star Wars prints here:
Mondo Releases Limited-Edition Star Wars Art

Director Zack Snyder Tweets Yoda Unicorn Cake

Bonnie Burton | July 29, 2010

Filmmaker Zack Snyder recently started tweeting, which is exciting if you can’t wait to learn more about his upcoming action-fantasy film Sucker Punch.

We’ve already seen Snyder show off his Star Wars pride in a Watchmen Web doc, so it was only a matter of time before he tweeted about something Star Wars-related.

Sure enough, his fifth tweet was about his daughter’s birthday cake from Violet’s Cakes which so happened to be Yoda riding a unicorn. Bravo, Zack Snyder. Bravo.

Chewie Rides a Giant Squirrel Artist Revealed

Bonnie Burton | July 28, 2010

art: Tyler Edlin

When I first came across this epic piece of fan art of Chewbacca riding a giant squirrel into battle against the Nazis all I could think was “This is Wookiee-tastic!”

I tracked down the artist Tyler Edlin to chat about his masterpiece and its back story.

What is your art background?

I attended a 2 year certificate program at the Art Institute of Boston At Lesley University. I also have experience in photography and hold a Bachelors degree in design.

What is the story behind that awesome piece of art depicting Chewbacca riding a giant squirrel into battle against Nazi soldiers?

I asked my friend Gary what he would like a for a wedding present. At first he said Chewbacca riding a giant squirrel into battle against an unseen force living in the shadows.

He added, “give him long flowing fur and his mount should look adorable. He should be riding to expected death on a last charge.”

Eventually he settled on him battling Nazis. So there is the finished a product a wedding commission.

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Comic-Con 2010: Kids Draw Star Wars Panel

Bonnie Burton | July 27, 2010

Every year at Comic-Con, we end our Star Wars programming with the “How to Draw Star Wars for Kids” panel. Star Wars artist Katie Cook and myself show kids (and adults) how to draw uber-cute versions of their favorite characters. It’s a great way for parents to sit down and relax with their younglings as they learn to draw and have some fun showing off their Star Wars knowledge.

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Star Wars Fan Makes Cuddly Mini-Bantha Herd

Bonnie Burton | July 20, 2010

Crafty Star Wars fan Heather Arlan used our Cuddly Bantha craft tutorial on StarWars.com and customized the craft to make her own adorkable herd of mini banthas.

We chatted with her to find out how she did it and why it was so much fun!

Why did you decide to make a herd of cuddly mini banthas?
Who wouldn’t want a herd of cuddly mini banthas? It’d been a long time since I did any sort of arts and crafts project, so I figured I would find something fun to make that had to do with Star Wars and found your tutorial online! I had bought enough materials to make one a lot larger, but figured I would give the little one a shot first. Once I finished it, I couldn’t help but make another. I still have enough to make at least 3 more, and that’ll probably happen before the end of the week.

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Han Solo & Princess Leia Wedding Cake

Bonnie Burton | July 7, 2010

Wedding cakes are always special, but there’s something extra-cool about a Star Wars wedding cake.

Que la fuerza os acompane! May the Force Be With You!

Read more about this cake here.