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Fat Yoda Will Eat You Before You Eat Him! OM NOM NOM – Geeky Cake of the Week

The single highlight of Attack of the Clones featured Yoda pulling a “Sonic the Hedgehog” against Count Dooku during the climactic lightsaber battle.  (What’s that?  You disagree? Please feel free to continue the discussion on YouFailAgain.com.  Go ahead.  I’ll totally meet you there, mkay?)

Fat Yoda Star Wars Cake

Wouldn’t you pay another $1.50 to see a remastered version of that scene with Fat Yoda executing all those whirlwind, acrobatic-ninja moves?  Fat guys make everything funnier.  Just ask Larry the Cable Guy or that dude from Paul Blart: Mall Cop.  Oh, the hilarity.

Anyway.  Cake-making hobbyist Kate crafted this Fat Yoda* cake for her son’s seventh birthday.

The Yoda head is made of molded Rice Krispies treats. The body of Yoda is a dense chocolate cake. I frosted the cake with a vanilla buttercream and covered that with marshmallow fondant.

Yeah, I guess “dense” is a good way to put it.

My first attempt at the Yoda body was a big disaster. The cake was too moist and it slowly fell to pieces as I was working on the rest of the cake. I ended up baking a chocolate pound cake for the body which worked out much better. (I really didn’t need to sleep the night before the party anyway….)

Cheers to your disaster.  I’ll take Fat Yoda cake over Slowly Imploding Jedi Master cake any day of the week.  (Except Wednesdays.  Wednesdays are a toss-up.)

And cheers to Kate for details and for the results–pretty impressive for someone who’s only used fondant a “handful” of times.  Check out a few more cakes in her Flickr set.

* Kate refers to it simply as “Yoda.”

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3 comments… add one
  • Jinx January 28, 2009, 6:17 pm

    The Friar Tuck of Yodas!

    I dunno, Slowly Imploding Jedi cake made of MOIST, DENSE, CHOCOLATE sounds like YUM to me! LOL!

  • nickolai January 29, 2009, 10:20 am

    Fat Yoda cake kinda creeps me out, but he looks delicious.

    GWS, I have to disagree with you. The Yoda fight was kind of a letdown. The only good thing about Ep2 was the hovercar chase through Coruscant.

    Oh, and the sweet love story.

  • Great White Snark January 29, 2009, 11:37 am

    @nickolai: I see what you did, there.

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