While cake is not my favorite confection over and above pie . . . well, maybe red velvet cake is . . . I do like cake. I also like cake shows, and Star Wars cakes, obviously. (Coming up soon I’m going to do this spotlight on Dex’s Diner for the upcoming Episode II cake when we celebrate that in 312 days). My good friend the Cake Wrecks blog is an excellent source of all things Star Warsy, so when I decided to look up some Darth Vader cakes today, I started there. Here’s how not to do a Darth Vader cake (here). Definitely how not to do it. And here’s another. Don’t do it that way, seriously.
Here’s a much more iconic Darth Vader cake.
And when I say “iconic,” I mean “this is the cake that crosses my mind every time someone says ‘Darth Vader’ and ‘cake’ in the same sentence.”
However, if you like your Darth Vader baby shower cakes to have a little more of a professional polish and less subtly-stated cuteness, well, I do have one for you. Or rather, CW Jen has one for you, ’cause you know I just get these all from her blog, which you should read, and tell her I sent you, so she will advertise for me ;)
You can’t say “CakeWrecks” without bringing to mind some honestly atrocious wrecks, so here’s one of my favorite Darth Fails:
He kind of looks like he was the victim of a head-shrinking tribe if you ask me. “I’d love to know how they do that!” Now, my question is, did he suffer a serious neck injury, or did someone order up his head on a plate? ’cause bad things happen when you lop his head off. Just look at ESB.
Now, while mixed-theme SW cakes usually get me giggling (for example), this one kind of looks like it was dropped and then iced.And why is there a red B floating off Darth Vader’s elbow? Ooh, but I am addicted to gel icing. Freaking addicted! As you were. Actually, that one doesn’t actually count as a wreck because it’s part of a series of actual birthday cakes requested by the girl Sarah, who always has a Darth Vader / girly mashup for her birthday. Do I believe that a four-year-old is too young to see Star Wars? Yes, yes, I do. Do I think that a four-year-old really needs something better to be obsessed with than Darth Vader if she is going to be exposed to the films at that young age? Again, yes. Does that make these cakes any less cool? No, not really, which is why I’m sharing them anyway. (Look, Vader is a tragic figure, and celebrating him in cake form is questionable at best. Just about as questionable as having tiny infants watch intense movies. But let’s not get started on that one right now, kay?)
Ah, well, there you have it, folks! You can safely turn to the Dark Side now, knowing that they have cake! Unless you prefer pie. Then you have to turn to the Geek Side. (European Pi Day is coming up on July 22! Yes, the holiday you get to celebrate twice in one year! <- This was related.)
Anyway, that’s all the Vader cake I have to throw your way. But I didn’t post everything CakeWrecks has to offer, so maybe you should go over there and check out the other Star Wars cakes!