Photo by Silverisdead
At your next dinner party, remind your guests who’s in control of the table topics with these Death Star melons!
DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) president Martin Thurn sent us a heads-up on a cool Fett cake crafted by local cake ace Michael Abromavage of www.abrocakes.com for a club member’s 40th birthday celebration:
“The cake was four layers of pound cake with the dome made out of Rice Krispy treats,” says Abromavage. “Both the dome and cheekbones were carved into shape. The whole helmet was covered in fondant and then beat up to mimic the damage. All of the other helmet pieces are made with fondant and then hand painted to give it the final look.”
Check out more Star Wars cake goodness in our archive here.
Why have a boring birthday cake when you can eat an astromech dome?
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
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.
SOURCE: The Icing on the Cake Blog
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
The 501st French Garrison website recently posted a bunch of images documenting the photo shoot for McDonald’s 2009 French ad campaign which featured Darth Vader sitting in a McDonald’s restaurant “beckoning” his meal (the poster from this campaign just missed being included in the Complete Vader book — read about it here).
If we read our French correctly (ok, we translated through Google), the site states that 501st member Julien Vergnes (aka SL 8106) played the role of Vader for the ad — a pretty big honor, to be sure, although we’re not sure if he, or the guy behind him, was having a better time!
Check out our recent announcement for the new US McDonald’s Star Wars campaign.
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)