Posts Tagged ‘Cakes’



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

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)

Dead Tauntaun Wedding Cake!

Bonnie Burton | October 23, 2009


(501st Great Lakes Garrison troopers – Jon Leopold and Craig Provine guard the Tauntaun cake!)

(Photos by mod4)

Star Wars artist Chris Trevas let us know of this glorious Tauntaun cake for his wedding!

Julie and I had Courtney Clark from Cake Nouveau of Food Network Challenge (and TLC Ultimate Cake-Off) fame do our wedding cakes including a special cake request from me — Luke Skywalker stuffed inside a dead Tauntaun!

It was certainly one of the talks of the wedding evening. Older relatives were a bit confused, but the kids and our friends loved it!

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Let Them Eat Plo Koon Cake!

Bonnie Burton | October 14, 2009

If you’re headed to a party where you know Clone Wars director Dave Filoni will be in attendance, bring this cake and you might end up with a new BFF.

Everyone knows that Filoni’s fave character is Jedi Master Plo Koon, and now that he’s in cake form, this could end up being Filoni’s favorite cake.

Great White Snark blog reports:

This French vanilla with butter cream Star Wars cake with an uncanny, life-sized, fondant-y likeness of Plo Koon comes to us thanks to Patty of MeMe’s Treat Boutique, who created it “this past summer for the VIP dinners with Jeremy Bulloch (actor who played Boba Fett), David Filoni, and Ashley Eckstein of Clone Wars.” Neat.

That’s No Moon! It’s a Death Star Cake!

Bonnie Burton | August 25, 2009

Why have a traditional cake when you can celebrate your birth with a symbol of something that wiped out Princess Leia’s home planet?

Our fave geektastic blogger Great White Snark finds another fab Star Wars cake and writes:

Take this “fondant and our Strawberries Chantilly flavor” Star Wars Death Star cake by the perennially-talented Rick Reichart of Cakelava Bakery, for example. This cake by far presents the best representation of the Empire’s battle station I’ve yet seen.

This Death Star birthday cake was made for Andrew, a 6-year old whose parents started a tradition of ordering a sculpted cake each year for his birthday based on what he’s into.

This year it was Star Wars. In our initial contact with the client she explained: “…having a sculpted birthday cake has been a tradition of ours that I would like to uphold – I know it’s excessive for a 6-year-old, but the cakes are so beautiful and they always represent a ‘stage of life’ for our son and what he is really into that year (his cake last year was Racer X from Speedracer!)”

Utini! It’s a Jawa Cake!

Bonnie Burton | August 25, 2009

We’ve seen loads of Star Wars birthday and wedding cakes, but this is the first Jawa cake worthy of screaming Utini!

From Great White Snark:

The Jawa cake comes to us courtesy of Melbourne-based cake artisan Sweet Libertine Cakes, who describes the cake thusly:

A cake for a huge Star Wars geek’s 40th. Rum and Raisin Chocolate cake, 3×6 inch cakes and 1×5 inch carved. All accents are gumpaste or fondant. “Utini!” is the only legible word said by the Jawa in Star Wars and everybody at the party knew exactly what it was. Geeks and Nerds Rule ;)

Best AT-AT Cake Ever

Bonnie Burton | May 13, 2009

We’ve seen cakes of Yoda, the Death Star, Millennium Falcon, R2-D2, even Chewbacca’s head; but this is the first time we’ve seen an AT-AT. Jennifer Luxmore of Sin Desserts in Providence, RI made this awesome cake and Great White Snark chatted with her about it.

The legs and base [of the Star Wars AT-AT cake] are wood, covered in gum paste and the cake is the head and body. I was in charge of baking, covering it in fondant and covering the legs with the gum paste. Phil was in charge of the design and base, Dave was in charge of color, Cutter was in charge of accessories (ie: guns), Coryndon was in charge of landscape and Joe was in charge of background. Then they all got together and painted on the details.

Check out more photos here:
Geeky Cake of the Week: Star Wars AT-AT Cake
(via Great White Snark)

Jabba the Cake

Bonnie Burton | April 27, 2009

Star Wars fan Marty sent photos of this awesome Jabba the Hutt cake to Great White Snark for its Geeky Cake of the Week:

My four year old is reallly into Star Wars now and Jabba is his favorite character (which is a bit weird to me). After I promised him a “Jabba cake” (with no real plan on how to get one) I turned to every geek’s best friend, the Internet. I found a fairly simple recipe for fondant and my wife made it. I mixed in food coloring to make the various pieces.

My favorite part was Jabba’s slime. I used green food coloring mixed in Karo syrup, then applied it generously. For the eyes I took two Whoppers candies, applied them in the hallowed out sockets then applied fondant eyelids to make the eyes more squinty (at one point it looked like Jabba had a thyroid disorder).

See more photos here:
A Jabba the Hutt Cake the Green, Slimy Way It Should Be – Geeky Cake of the Week (via Great White Snark)

Yummy Yoda Cupcakes

Bonnie Burton | April 13, 2009

Check out these cute and tasty Yoda cupcakes made by crafty LJ fan braeby:

Here are some Yoda cupcakes that I made for my friends a couple of weeks ago. They’re chocolate with vanilla icing, with green food coloring. The ears I made out of chocolate mint wafers cut in half and stuck them in as far as I could before icing them. Delicious, they were hmmm…

Check the out here:
Yoda Cupcakes
(via Star Wars Craft Livejournal Community)

Chewbacca Cake Wrecks

Bonnie Burton | March 30, 2009

The next time you want someone special to bake you a Chewbacca birthday cake, you might want to be very specific about how you want your favorite Wookiee too look, and taste!

Cake Wrecks Blog takes a look at some of the more bizarre-looking Chewie cakes in this hilarious roundup:
Do These Taste Chewy to You? (Via Cake Wrecks)