Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Star Wars Halloween Round-Up

Bonnie Burton | October 31, 2009

In honor of Halloween, here’s a round up of spooky, scary Star Wars crafts, costumes, drawing tutorials, stories, blog entries and even a ghoulishly-frightening creature MP3 for your haunted house!






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!


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.

Jabba Jam?

Bonnie Burton | October 9, 2009

The next time you’re looking for the perfect topping for your Darth Vader toast, consider using Strawberry or Mandarin Orange Jabba Jam. Of course, you’ll have to make your own jam because it’s no longer on store shelves.

Novelty story Archie McPhee tried to make a jam as a worthy add-on to their Jabba toys, but it never really took off.

Archie McPhee Blog writes:

In the early 1990s, we found some musty boxes of Jabba the Hutts on the third floor of an open air parking garage in downtown Chicago. We haggled down to ten cents each for the Jabba heads and slightly more for the whole Jabbas. We had greedy visions of rabid Star Wars fans beating down our door for this rarity. Once we offered them up for sale, the whole Jabbas sold quickly, but the pieces didn’t move at all. What were we supposed to do with thousands of Jabba heads and arms?

We decided to match them with plastic fruit slices that didn’t sell and turn them into jam! This was back in the days when anyone with Print Shop considered themselves a graphic designer, so it took no time at all to print out the labels and bottle Jabba.

We never sold a single one. Like Boba Fett in the belly of the almighty Sarlacc, they sat on the store shelves and in our warehouse gathering dust for years. No one is entirely sure what happened to them. Some think they went in Surprise Bags, others think they were sold to the Science Fiction Museum at vastly inflated prices. The only thing we know for sure is that we wish they were in that warehouse fire and we had never seen them at all.

Click to see the image bigger here:
Jabba Jam

Food from The Clone Wars Season 2 Press Junket Team | September 22, 2009

Reporting about Season Two of The Clone Wars is exciting and fun, but that also means a lot of hungry reporters need to be fed before they can all demo LucasArts games, chat with cast and crew, and get their photos taken with Cad Bane!

Leave it to the creative Lucasfilm Animation chefs at Big Rock Ranch to not only make tasty Gungan and roast Bantha sandwiches, Palpatine pizzas, and Wookiee cookies, but they also showed off their artistic decorating skills with fancy Cad Bane cookies complete with evil red glittery eyes. Who knew bounty hunters tasted so good?

Here’s a selection of photos directly from the food line. Nom Nom Nom!


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 ;)

DIY Death Star Grill Team | June 9, 2009

Nothing celebrates summer more than having a BBQ with a few friends and plenty of good food cooked on the grill. Of course, if you were the Dark Lord of the Sith and wanted to grill while keeping your mind on work, you’d use this fan-made custom Death Star grill. Star Wars fan Bryan Tate made this impressive grill worthy of the dark side.

I started with two Weber grills and used the bottom portions because they were fairly spherical. I welded up the stand and fabricated the vent systems (there is a vent on the bottom also). The inside is painted in barbecue paint so it is safe to cook with. The outside is painted in engine enamel so it should be good to 500 degrees. I know it isn’t perfect but it was a fun project. The grill is now up on

Check out photos of the grill here:
Death Star Grill


Darth Maul BBQ (Sith) Sauce?

Bonnie Burton | May 14, 2009

If you’re a red-hot Sith like Darth Maul, it only makes sense to have a BBQ sauce named after you. Behold Maull BBQ sauce!

According to the web site:

Maull’s Genuine Barbecue Sauce was first created in St. Louis, Missouri over 70 years ago from Louis Maull’s original family recipe. It is still made exactly the same way today, by the Maull family, with the same unique blend of 20 select ingredients that gives Maull’s its distinctive tangy flavor.

I wonder if one of the ingredients is anger? Only Darth Maul knows for sure.

Read more here:
The Louis Maull Company

(Thanks for the tip, klaatu!)

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)