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R2-D2 Grooms Cake – Geeky Cake of the Week

By Great White Snark | February 5, 2008

In my mind, the cake version of a diminutive service droid would have crunchy insides. Not so, here. This R2-D2 groom’s cake featured white cake with a coconut creme center and fondant detailing.


So what sort of folks request an R2-D2 cake at their wedding ceremony? Well, Shannon and her husband, that’s who.

Shannon’s a loyal fangirl of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and her husband is a “HUGE” Star Wars fan. (Oh, yeah? Let’s see the permanent body art to prove it, fella.) During the post-ceremony recessional from the wedding altar, Shannon–gem of a bride that she is–surprised her hubby with the playing of “The Imperial March” (Darth Vader’s theme).

Nothing says, “Look out, world, the unholy union of two dark souls was made here today,” like the sounding of “The Imperial March” after a couple exchanges their vows. I love it.

Holly, cake artisan and friend to the couple, shares their sense of humor. Another groom’s cake she’s made in her side business depicts a hunting scene, “complete with dead deer fallen into a stream and blood trickling” into the water.

Perhaps she could mix themes for her next cake and have Greedo bleeding out on the floor of a Tatooine cantina from a Han Solo-inflicted gunshot wound. Just a thought.

Thanks to David for sharing the photo and story on this cake! Click on the photo above to visit the original in David’s Flickr photostream.

UPDATE: Holly, creator of the R2-D2 cake, has shared a photo of a recently-crafted cake depicting the symbol of The Flash.

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    14 Responses to “R2-D2 Grooms Cake – Geeky Cake of the Week”

    1. Wavatar Nima Says:
      February 5th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

      Ok, that’s badass. I’d marry that broad for a cake like that.

    2. Wavatar Nathan D Says:
      February 5th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

      Phwew — another cake that’s actually a cake. I was worried, GWS, that we would be subjected to an endless parade of cardboard and duct-tape dressed up as a “cake” rather than actual edible art.

      And I assume that in this “Bloody Greedo” cake that Han would have shot first? I know you are a purist, after all.

    3. Wavatar Holly Says:
      February 6th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

      I would NEVER make a cake that was not edible! I am make a dinosaur cake tonight….

    4. Wavatar nickolai Says:
      February 6th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

      What color would Greedo’s blood be? Green would be the obvious answer, but I’m going with yellow, since he looks like a big bug…

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      February 20th, 2008 at 4:10 pm

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    6. Wavatar Loren Alan Says:
      February 21st, 2008 at 12:16 pm

      What a great cake artist Holly is. Why don’t you supply a contact email or phone number in case someone else wants to order one of these. Can they be shipped? That would be tough but I’ll bet a lot of people would like to know.

      Nice goin’ Holly what an artist!

    7. Wavatar Great White Snark Says:
      February 21st, 2008 at 12:52 pm

      Loren, usually I do link to a cake artisan’s Web site, but Holly actually asked to remain anonymous.

    8. Wavatar Holly Says:
      February 21st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

      I do not have a website, I can be contacted at goodholly at suddenlink dotnet.

      Unfortunately cakes can not be shipped. You will have to fly me out to Cali to make you a cake Loren!

    9. Wavatar Great White Snark Says:
      February 21st, 2008 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks, Holly… I love a happy ending.

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      March 20th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

      my son would just love something like this for his 10th birthday soon. so good.lets see if my wife can make one.
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