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Optimus Prime Transformers Birthday Cake – Geeky Cake of the Week

Please welcome Dora from Singapore into the vaunted GWS Hall of Cake Artisans Who Make Their Cakes 100% Edible.

She created the Optimus Prime cake out of double chocolate Victorian sponge, soaked in vanilla syrup and layered with chocolate ganache. And she used sugarpaste to craft all those ridiculously-detailed parts that you can see in the pictures.

Optimus Prime Transfomers Cake

Did I say “detailed”?

It took more than 2 weeks to search the net for details, get measurements right so that the sugarpaste parts will fit on final assembly, hand molding the parts, painting and also cutting the flame designs on the prime mover… right down to the tyres,
which came complete with treads.

Yeah. That’s dedication, people. As in: holy shit that’s a lot of effort for one cake.

Optimus Prime Transfomers Cake

Dora helped surprise one of her daughter’s ad agency colleagues–an adult collector of Transformers–with the cake for his birthday.

If someone surprised me with an amazing cake like this for my birthday, I might vomit all over myself in astonishment. Also, you know, from choking on all of the mouth-watering-induced saliva.

Optimus Prime Transfomers Cake

Dora works full time on non-cake-related matters, and “love[s] to decorate cakes for relatives and friends over the weekends or evenings.” The extent and craftsmanship of her cake portfolio (which you can check out on her blog) are mind-bending, considering she only does this as a part-time gig.

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11 comments… add one
  • Nathan D March 13, 2008, 1:20 am

    Extra bonus points for not only being entirely edible but also sounding delicious to boot!

  • Great White Snark March 13, 2008, 1:21 am

    Doesn’t it, though???

  • Kenny March 13, 2008, 1:43 am

    From Singapore you say? I’m Singaporean too. Well done Dora!

  • Great White Snark March 13, 2008, 1:48 am

    I’ve found that a lot of geeky goodness comes out of Singapore. For whatever reason there seems to be a bunch of toy collectors over there, yeah?

  • lennel March 13, 2008, 7:04 am

    yea there’s quite a big toy collectors market here… and that’s my cake! and no i didn’t vomit all over myself but couldn’t stop grinning like an idiot

  • Great White Snark March 13, 2008, 11:57 am

    I could definitely see grinning being the preferable way to go, lennel.

  • nickolai March 14, 2008, 5:38 pm

    In-frickin-credible. The detail on this cake is unbelievable.

    I hate to do it, but I have to say that I would have preferred the OG design of Optimus. Still, I’m hungry!

  • Cindi March 17, 2008, 10:31 pm

    It took me a while to remember who Optimus Prime is. Because I’ve tried to erase the “Transformers” movie from my memory.

    Still, Dora…that’s incredible work. Yum-MY.

  • Nima March 19, 2008, 6:40 pm


  • Great White Snark March 19, 2008, 8:24 pm

    Ah. I missed you, Nima.

  • Kenny March 20, 2008, 11:31 am

    Yeah, for a small country, Singapore has quite a big community of collectors.

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