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The Cake and Cakes

Posted in Spotlight with tags , , , on 15 May 2011 by Megan

Well, happy this First of the Month that is Star Wars Month. I hope you plan to enjoy it. Today, I’d like to talk to do my spotlight on cakes, because we associate cake with celebration, and what’s worth celebrating more than Star Wars?

My source for these cakes is the great Cake Wrecks blog. I’m not going to show you wrecked SW cakes today, it doesn’t seem in the spirit, but you can see some (here) if you want. The rest are just awesome, worthy of the name, definitely.

This is one of my favorites.

A Star Wars birthday cake

This sweet treat is by Donna Makes Cakes.

The lettering, the gumpaste figures, it’s all adorable! I could go for a birthday cake like this. The only thing that could improve it is if it had galactic blue velvet cake inside.

Now, I’m not planning to get married anytime, well, ever, but if I did, I’d have to seriously consider this awesome wedding cake.

Star Wars Wedding Cake

Delicious and made by the Cake Company

As we all should know, the Episode II Tenth Anniversary is coming up next year, and the year after that is Return of the Jedi‘s Thirtieth. By then, I should probably have gained enough skill to execute a similar cake to this awesome one dedicated to the joy of Jawas . . .

Awesome Jawa Cake

This adorable goodie was made by Sweet Libertine Cakes

I do like a nice Jawa. Plus, when I finally open my Star Wars-themed bookstore/cafe (Jawa Java . . . or Jawas & Java), it can be the ribbon-cutting cake! I love the black candles that look like debris, and the Graham cracker sand.

Onto some spacecraftery . . . Here’s a great Star Destroyer.

Star Destroyer Cake

This delightful Destroyer was made by Charm City Cakes

Lastly, I’d like to share with you with a very special cake, which is one my friends and I made for the Episode I Tenth Anniversary.

10th Anniversary Cake

The Episode I Tenth Anniversary Cake

We made this cake out of your standard store mix, cut it into sections, then dyed cream cheese icing to use for the detail. The Haiku, by the way, is from another Star Wars site I used to hang out on, and I’ll detail that again sometime.

Other details of our celebration are as follows.

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To eat, we had yummy Jawa eyes (peach jello in an illuminated bowl), plus various chips and candies (mynock eggs), plus Yoda-sausage-in-a-blanket and Quarren arm fries. Entertainment consisted of watching Episode I, and then playing Star Wars Life. We had Tatooine Sunrises to drink (ginger ale and orange juice) and listened to the E1 soundtrack. That was a good time. If you’d like to mimic our cake-making ability, haha, here’s a great little video I made of the process.

And that’s all for now! May the Force be with you!

Errant Venture

Posted in Questions with tags , , , on 4 April 2011 by Megan

In Michael Stackpole’s “I, Jedi” it is said that the father of Mirax (Boomer) has a Imperial Star destroyer painted red. Michael does not to my knowledge mention where Boomer who is not an Imperial character got his Star Destroyer. Do you know if any other author mentions where Boomer found/stole/received this unusual gift? — Scribe

The Errant Venture in scarlet glory

The Errant Venture in scarlet glory

The Errant Venture, Booster Terrik’s Imperial-Class Star Destroyer, first appears in The Bacta War by Michael A. Stackpole, book 4 in the X-Wing Series. Other canonical books that the ship is mentioned in are X-Wing: Isard’s Revenge (Stackpole), Specter of the Past (Zahn), Vision of the Future (Zahn), and Star Wars: Union (Stackpole).

Originally the ship was Virulence and it was naturally in Imperial service. Under the command of Joak Drysso during the Battle of Endor, it was present at the destruction of the Executor and the defeat of the Imperial forces. Drysso joined forces with Ysanne Isard, who later promoted him to command her battleship and left the Virulence under the command of Lakwii Varrscha. During the eponymous Bacta War, Booster captured the Star Destroyer, took command, and put his own people on board; later he was able to turn the tide of the fight to Republic victory with the Star Destroyer. Afterward, despite the reservations of New Republic command, he kept the ship. The deal secured by Corran Horn and Airen Cracken was that the Destroyer could remain in Booster’s control after it was stripped of most of its weaponry (these were sold, earning Booster 18 million credits). Renaming it the Errant Venture, Booster had it painted red and transformed it into a base of operations and kind of mobile bazaar with its own reputation.

There’s your answer! Be sure to ask any more you come up with. May the Force be with you!