I like to consider myself a baker. The more I bake the more I feel like I'm honing my skills. I'm learning more about chemistry, art and math and I feel proud of how I've improved over the last year or so.
I start thinking; Yeah, I can do anything!
Then I see this:
Yup... That's a cake... A 6'4, 300 lb cake... In the shape of a Stormtrooper.
I've got a long way to go...
But you know what? I want to be able to make stuff like this, maybe not exactly like this, but why not? What's stopping me? Nothing, that's what. Maybe in a few years when you look at this blog, I will be making Stormtroopers or Jabba the Hutt or a replica of the Starship Enterprise. I'm going to work on that.
Anyway, take a look at the awesome process of building a cake like this!
This beautiful cake was created for the hungry patrons at the Arisia Sci-Fi Convention in Boston, MA. The stormtrooper stands at 6 feet 4 inches tall, weighed at least 300 lbs, and fed nearly 600 hungry conventioneers!
The building of the Stormtrooper cake was an epic event in and of itself. It took our entire wonderful crew of ten people two full weeks of to put this guy together (although the cake wasn’t added until 2 days before it was to be served). Along the way we even had to invent completely new cake making methods so it could be put together modularly onsite, hold its fondant over long vertical stretches, and stand on two beautifully sculpted Rice Kripsy legs that supported his 300 lb body –all while keeping every bit of cake tasting light, fluffy, and delicious!
It was a challenge to say the least, but we’re all incredibly proud, as we think it is perhaps the greatest sculpted cake ever created. A bold statement for sure, but we think think that the photos speak for themselves. - Amanda Oakleaf Cakes
They even made the blaster!!
I wonder if it hurts them to see their creation looking like this or if they just feel a great sense of triumph? I'm going with triumph. What an amazing feat!
Check out more pictures of the progress here.
Thanks to Geekology and Danielle for bringing this to my attention. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some learning to do ;)