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Death Star Cake with Tower of Mind-Blowing Star Wars Cupcakes – Geeky Curiosity of the Week

Finding a Death Star cake is a bit like getting laid at Comic-Con. You might find something to put your mouth on… but it ain’t gonna be pretty.

Certainly we’ve seen our share of bad Death Star cakes. I’m so jaded that I profiled an artsy Death Star wedding cake that didn’t even have the decency to be spherical.

So imagine my surprise when Sasha Reichart of cakelava bakery in Oahu, Hawaii, e-mailed me to share the confectionary creation that she and her husband Rick crafted for some Overly-FortunateTM kid’s birthday party.

Death Star Cake Tower

The marvel of this piece is that the near-perfect representation of the Death Star (“Strawberries Chantilly” flavor cake with buttercream frosting) is actually overshadowed by the diversity, detail, and fanboy-goodness of those handmade, fully-edible, sculpted Star Wars cupcake toppers.

These were ordered by our client Jennifer who is a regular client of ours. These cupcakes were made for Lane, her step-son’s 9th birthday party. Lane absolutely loves Star Wars and thought it would be fun to have the characters on the cupcakes. Fun is an interesting choice of words. I can think of a few: …. grueling … difficult … time consuming. [For] all the reasons above, Rick won’t recreate these cupcakes. This said by the man who made 200 cupcakes with gila monsters, snakes, and cactuses for a wedding (yes, a wedding).

Yeah, Lane, I think it would be “fun” to live in a three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath treehouse with a working elevator, but I don’t expect someone to try to make the damn thing for me! Tell mommy that spoiled children spoil our future. Hopefully she’ll understand what I mean.

Star Wars Cupcakes

Each of these handcrafted Star Wars cupcakes are edible and we were told that the kids had a blast choosing which Star Wars figure to eat.

Yeah, every kid except the one who got stuck with the cupcake with the five-pointed cookie star on it. I’m sure the kids who got sweet-ass Millennium Falcon and X-Wing and B-Wing cupcakes were pleased as punch.

Every Darth Vader, Yoga, R2-D2 and C3-PO head were made and painted by Rick, as were the lightsabers. Rick doesn’t recall exactly how long it took him to make the Star Wars cupcakes, but he did spend about a day making the 40+ cupcakes.

For the cupcakes we did both vanilla an chocolate cake filled with berries and cream and chocolate ganache.

Wait, not only did these kids have a choice of toppers, they had a selection of flavors as well? I think I just caught another whiff of overindulgence corrupting today’s youth.

Show your appreciation for Sasha and Rick in the comments, and keep up with their work at the cakelava blog.  Respect!

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6 comments… add one
  • bryell July 9, 2008, 8:39 am

    Hi…just thought the SW fans out there might enjoy this feature on SW collectors and interviews:


  • nickolai July 9, 2008, 9:27 am

    Awesome! I think it’s crazy that one man could fashion these 40+ cupcakes by himself, in just a day. By comparison, I spent yesterday watching two and a half seasons of The Office.

  • Paul July 9, 2008, 4:56 pm

    I could eat over 40 cupcakes in a day.

  • Nima July 9, 2008, 7:19 pm

    No Wookies = weak.

  • Nathan D July 10, 2008, 8:41 am

    To be fair to non-spherical death stars:


    And it is true that all this pampering of our children leaves us more vulnerable to alien and/or zombie attack, but I can’t but think, GWS, that you may be covering your jealousy with bitterness. Covering it in a delicious chocolate ganache of bitterness, but bitterness nonetheless.

  • Alyssa July 16, 2008, 9:14 pm

    WTF?! It says “Yoga” instead of Yoda!! Someone needs to be duct taped to a chair and forced to watch all six movies (or at least episodes IV-VI)!

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