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A Jabba the Hutt Cake the Green, Slimy Way It Should Be – Geeky Cake of the Week

By Great White Snark | April 21, 2009

I’m phoning this one in, people.  Jokes at a bare minimum.  Because (1) this Jabba the Hutt cake from completely-non-professional cake-maker Marty speaks for itself. It is green, slimy, and stupendous.

And (2), Marty sent me perhaps the best description of a cake I’ve ever received, and its hilarity stands quite nicely on its own.

Jabba the Hutt Cake

I’ll let Marty take it from here. (Except where I can’t help myself.)

I have two boys (8 & 4) that have only a week in between their birthdays. As any self respecting parent would, I cheat them out of any sense of individuality and combine their parties to save a buck.

Finally. A parent who doesn’t think that Junior deserves a $400(?) custom-made birthday cake that he’ll forget as soon as he starts unwrapping his overly-extravagant presents.

You’ll take whatever your loving parents give you, and you’ll damn well like it, kid.

Ok, I’m done. I think.  Anyway, please continue, Marty.

My four year old is reallly into Star Wars now and Jabba is his favorite character (which is a bit weird to me). After I promised him a “Jabba cake” (with no real plan on how to get one) I turned to every geek’s best friend, the Internet. I found a fairly simple recipe for fondant and my wife made it. I mixed in food coloring to make the various pieces.

I laid out the bottom [chocolate] cake flat to create Jabba’s bed (that was a bed right?) then covered it with a slab of fondant. I then kind of just stacked and cut the other chocolate cakes to make what vaguely resembled a giant chocolate turd. My wife then helped me hold the green fondant over the cake and lower it down, molding around the cake.

Jabba Cake Head

I used green and yellow food coloring on a paper towel and blotted it on… I actually think that turned out better than I imagined.

My favorite part was Jabba’s slime. I used green food coloring mixed in Karo syrup, then applied it generously. For the eyes I took two Whoppers candies, applied them in the hallowed out sockets then applied fondant eyelids to make the eyes more squinty (at one point it looked like Jabba had a thyroid disorder).

Mark your calendars.  First use of a thyroid joke on this blog. And a well-executed one, at that.

Jabba Cake Side View

To add finishing touches I added M&M’s on the bed, and made Jabba’s bong (for lack of a better word) out of fondant, a mini York peppermint patty and an upside down mini peanut butter cup. I used a Kabob skewer with a bit of dark green food coloring on thew tip to make Jabbas’s wrinkles, folds and details. A couple of fondant pillow and throw towels and he was done.

At the party my youngest wouldn’t let anyone eat him though… he then proceeded to pull Jabba’s eyes out his sockets and eat them. Like I said, weird kid.

Anyone who can work turd, bong, and thyroid disease references into a cake description and can affectionately call his kid “weird” (I mean, that was affectionate, right, Marty?) is aces in my book.  Cheers, Marty.

Thanks to Mike at for putting Marty and me in touch.

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    26 Responses to “A Jabba the Hutt Cake the Green, Slimy Way It Should Be – Geeky Cake of the Week”

    1. Wavatar Laura E. Says:
      April 21st, 2009 at 11:13 pm

      Nice! It looks like it’d actually be pretty good, if it was the right color. The problem with some of the professional cakes is that he becomes a very tidy cartoon rather than the disgusting space poo he really is… this one is more real. The real question, though… how did it taste?

    2. Wavatar Movie Meg Says:
      April 22nd, 2009 at 8:37 am

      This is excellent; Salacious Crumb is a nice touch. Props to Marty!

    3. Wavatar Shithead Says:
      April 22nd, 2009 at 12:51 pm

      Well done. I approve.

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    8. Wavatar Peety Says:
      April 28th, 2009 at 12:40 pm

      Great cake!~ My son is a huge star wars fan. He has about everything else except a Jabba the Cake! Great job, very creative Marty!

    9. Wavatar Johnny Mac Says:
      April 28th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

      Wow, that is WAY cool!


    10. Wavatar Xezebien Says:
      April 28th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

      A better word for jabba’s smoking utensil would be Hookah.

    11. Wavatar Dan Says:
      April 28th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

      Fine, & I know it’s for a kid, but would a sexy Princess Laya have killed you?

    12. Wavatar M Says:
      April 28th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Marty. Now my boyfriend is requesting that I make him this cake for his birthday.

    13. Wavatar Television Spy Says:
      April 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      Looks great, not sure I’d eat it – he’s a slimy little hutt.

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      April 28th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

      in soviet russia, you eat jabba the hutt!

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    16. Wavatar nickolai Says:
      April 29th, 2009 at 8:08 am

      Completely awesome. And there’s nothing wrong with liking Jabba that much — is it any weirder than making a cake out of Max Rebo?

    17. Wavatar Christina Says:
      April 29th, 2009 at 8:29 am

      Did Marty make the kitchen backsplash out of fondant too?

      (Kidding. What a great dad!)

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    19. Wavatar Doctor Says:
      May 6th, 2009 at 5:05 am

      The cake describes exactly how you’d feel after eating too much of it!

    20. Wavatar keyword tool Says:
      May 11th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

      I think hookah is the proper term, not bong.

    21. Wavatar free of debt Says:
      May 13th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

      I like the part where the kid eats the Eyeballs

    22. Wavatar megafoo addurl Says:
      May 14th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

      Never have i been so appalled by a dessert

    23. Wavatar political info Says:
      May 14th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

      Awesome, i wonder what its insides taste likeP

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    25. Wavatar affordable graphic design Says:
      May 16th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

      Let me guess, Leia jumps out and sings happy birthday?

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