By Great White Snark | May 21, 2008
Hey, remember Debbie Goard of San Francisco’s Debbie Does Cakes? The preternaturally-talented woman responsible for the awesome Optimus Prime cake and wicked Millennium Falcon cake you’ve seen here on GWS?
Well, this time she spent eight hours crafting fondant and vanilla pound cake with chocolate buttercream filling into the 17″-tall likeness of everyone geek’s favorite droid.
Debbie briefed me on the beneficiary of her artisanship:
This particular cake was for a young boy in Cupertino, Sam, who greeted me and the cake wearing a STAR SAM shirt done in the Star Wars font. So cute!
Yeah, that’s cute, alright. Right up until a team of LucasFilm attorneys come knocking on Sam’s door, threatening litigation unless Sam’s folks cough up a licensing fee. I hope you enjoy your shirt while you can, Sam, because it just cost you a college education.
This is the third cake for Sam and his brother. The first was a 3D Pikachu, then another Pokemon-themed cake featuring an edible Dialga figure and pokeball cake.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any Ritalin-filled nine-year-olds handy to translate for me, so I have no idea what you just said. But I’m sure the cakes were completely impressive. And grotesquely yellow, if I know anything at all about Pokemon.
Thanks to Debbie for the photo and the details. I know she’s busy churning out tons o’ cakes and being all internet-famous. (She made the iconic Macbook cake for Diggnation’s 100th episode celebration, and created the iPhone cake for Apple’s iPhone development and launch team.)
What say you? Does this top the previously-featured and -adulated R2-D2 groom’s cake?