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Wicked Darth Maul Cake – Geeky Cake of the Week

Sure, Debbie Goard of San Francisco’s Debbie Does Cakes could have surprised the people cutting into this wicked Darth Maul cake with some light-and-fluffy Angel’s Food cake or yellow pound cake, but she went a more sensible direction:

The cake was a devils food and ganache filled cake with belgian modeling chocolate used to build up the features.

Right, Devil’s food cake.  Because Darth Maul cakes are evil.  And also?  Completely without a sense of irony.

More from Debbie:

A customer approached me to make a star wars cake for her twins and she casually mentioned that they really liked Darth Maul. I had actually been planning a bust cake for my portfolio so the timing was perfect. I asked if she would let me try it out on her (cake guinea
pigs, lol) she said “go for it!”.

Well good for her, because I’ve been casually working my fondness for naked ladies into conversations for years, but so far I’ve gotten zilch on the boobie cake front.  Yeah.  I’m looking at you, inattentive friends of mine.

Rarely , I will photograph a cake in it’s box but there was something about this distended head in my fridge that I couldn’t resist. All in all, the twins loved their cake, the parents were impressed and I got paid to do something I was planning to do anyway =)

Check this out… I’m getting “angry and evil” when I look at Darth head-on, but when I see him from this angle in his box, I’m getting “bored and dazed.”  I wonder if Debbie charges extra for optical illusions.  If I gaze at the zigzags in his face long enough, will I see a sailboat?

Like so many of my cakes it was pretty creepy seeing it come together. I have attached a few progress pics. I’m convinced that at one stage it was David Duchovny, lol, but that might just be me =)

Really?  I’m seeing more of a Kevin Bacon in The Hollow Man.  Oh!  Or that German guy whose face melted off after looking into the Ark in Raiders.  Near-perfect likeness, in fact.

Check out Debbie’s previous work here on GWS, including an R2-D2 cake, an Optimus Prime cake,  and a Millennium Falcon cake.  Her confectionery tributes to the Geek Nation know no bounds.

And if you want to just absolutley overwhelm yourself with her cake-making talents, you can visit her Flickr photostream.

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6 comments… add one

  • Michael Midnight October 21, 2008, 11:55 pm

    Wow! Now that’s one awesome head-bust cake. Wouldn’t it nifty if they incorporated the features of a jelly donut into the head? Just think, one cut in and the head oozes red jelly!

  • Nathan D October 22, 2008, 12:18 am

    We are attentive, but we are also broke.

  • Eugene October 22, 2008, 1:46 am

    looking forward for more information about this. thanks for sharing. Eugene

  • nickolai October 22, 2008, 9:12 am

    Those Maul horns look crunchy — butterscotch? Candy corn?

  • Jinx October 23, 2008, 12:22 am

    That’s awesome! But I wonder what color my tongue would turn from that gel icing?

  • Amanda July 15, 2009, 12:05 pm

    Would really love to have more details into making this cake. My son loves Darth Maul and wants Maul for his birthday that is coming up shortly. Please send me the info. Thank you!!


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