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The Force Is Not With Yoda on the Mini-Golf Course – Geeky Cake of the Week

By Great White Snark | January 20, 2009

Allow me to help you enjoy the and appreciate the originality and execution of this Star Wars mini-golf cake without the distraction of wondering what the hell the name of that creature in the corner is. (It’s a Ronto. You’re welcome.)

Star Wars Mini-Golf Cake

If you’re going to neurose about something in this enthrallingly absurd scene, then let it be about the fact that Yoda has missed his shot. (Insert your joke about a disturbance in the Force, here.)

Star Wars Golf Cake Closeup

Cake artisan Kellye lays out the details:

It may surprise you to hear that the cake was actually a birthday cake for a pretty cool 4 year old little girl. She’s really into Star Wars (clone wars mostly but nobody’s perfect)

Well, I’m perfect… but the only testimony to that fact comes from my mother, who is a renowned purveyor of elaborate lies and of succulent Beef Wellingtons. (The lady has a very specific skill set.)

Liking the Clone Wars isn’t imperfection, that’s just misguided youth. All hope for that sweet little girl has not been lost.

She was having her party at an indoor putt-putt place called Lunar Golf that is positively dripping in black-lights and glowing things (hence the glow-in-the-dark candles). I normally try not to use anything inedible but there was no way I was making all those figures. For a true display of geekiness, you might want to know that the Darth and Chewie were old-school original figures. ;-)

Ah, yes. Kellye is obviously familiar with the rage of the internets against inedible cake elements. (What say you, readers? Are your delicate cake-assessing sensibilities insulted?)

The cake itself is strawberry per her request. The grass and stream are buttercream and the walkway and putting greens are fondant. Everything else is inedible. The golf clubs are toothpicks or kabob sticks (depending on the character’s hand size) with a little carved piece of marshmallow on the end.

Here’s to Kellye for recognizing that Han Solo frozen in carbonite would make the perfect putt-putt obstacle. Check out more of her cake work in her Flickr photostream.

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    8 Responses to “The Force Is Not With Yoda on the Mini-Golf Course – Geeky Cake of the Week”

    1. Wavatar Nathan D Says:
      January 21st, 2009 at 10:47 am

      Definite +1 for carbonite obstacle.

    2. Wavatar Hannah Says:
      January 21st, 2009 at 11:14 am

      Wow. I want a cake like this. I’m totally going to use my son to get the cakes I want. For his first birthday we got him a lame ol’ Diego cake, as per his request. Next birthday (his second) Mommy’s taking over and we’re totally having a Star Wars cake. Or Star Trek. We’ll see. Whatever. It’ll be cool.

    3. Wavatar Hannah Says:
      January 21st, 2009 at 11:15 am

      I just noticed that used the word “totally” twice in that last comment, thus making myself sound like a teenager. Sorry ’bout that, folks.

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    5. Wavatar Shithead Says:
      January 21st, 2009 at 2:31 pm

      You know hate plastic shit on top of cakes, yet I love this. Well done.

    6. Wavatar Cecelia Says:
      January 21st, 2009 at 7:25 pm

      Wow! I suddenly don’t feel all that awesome about the cake I made for my sister for her last birthday anyway..

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