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Now That’s an R2 Droid Cake! – Geeky Curiosity of the Week

I do so love getting surprises in my e-mail inbox, especially when they come with promises of a “blue sexy pill” that can “update your penis.” Amen to that! I’m certainly not going to migrate my wang to a new operating system with some drab, frumpy pill. You know what I’m sayin’!

Today’s batch of e-mail brought me another type of treat; one having nothing to do with sexy pills. Ben of B-Side Blog sent me a note bringing my attention to what has got to be one of the most immaculate R2 cakes I’ve seen to-date. (And I’ve seen more Star Wars cakes than any one man should.)

R2-D2 Cake

From Ben’s friend Mark Randazzo of Mark Joseph Cakes, the artisan behind this 100% edible recreation of R2-D1, R2-D2’s red robotic twin:

The whole thing is layers of red velvet cake with white chocolate ganache and chocolate hazelnut buttercream filling throughout. And yes, the rice krispy treat arms.

I’m not sure I know any four-year-olds who deserve the precision and attention to detail evidenced by this birthday cake. But I don’t think I’d expect anything less from Mark, the co-creator of the six-feet-tall, fireworks-adorned Sock Monkey Cake that won The Food Network’s Extreme Cake Challenge (judged by Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes) last year.

You heard me. A six-feet-tall monkey cake. With fireworks.

For the love of 1977-era Lucas, check out the B-Side Blog for lots more “making of” photos! Thanks, Ben, for sharing the goods.

Also, I don’t think I need to tell you in slow, measured, monosyllabic terms that you should absolutely check out Mark Joseph Cakes if and when you need a kick-ass cake in the New York City area.

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4 comments… add one
  • nickolai June 11, 2008, 9:21 am

    Holy crap! I love red velvet!

  • Shithead June 11, 2008, 10:29 am

    This is by far the best cake you’ve featured, and you know how picky I am. Way to kick ass, Mark.

  • Nathan D June 11, 2008, 11:13 am

    Yes, and for those us purists who insist a “cake” must be (mostly) edible, we bow to the awesomeness — any time the phrases “red velvet” and “ganache” are used together you know things are going to go well….

  • Jim Dorey June 12, 2008, 5:47 am

    Love it! Actually I am kinda hungry… Time to make a trip to my local pastry shop!

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