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This AT-AT cake is pretty amazing even if very little of it looks to be edible cake stuff. With over 60 hours of work from a few different people and a hand-painted background this is about as epic as a cake can get.

Flickr set via greatewhitesnark.

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MiriadaTheCarrot
MiriadaTheCarrot

10 years ago

*shocked silence*


*more silence as the overpowering awesomeness sinks in*



Oh my....
It's really a cake...
That looks more like an AT-AT than any STAR WARS toy I have seen...

What more can I possibly say?

Truly a masterpiece of sugarcraft.

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MacLean
MacLean

10 years ago

nice

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aeromancy
aeromancy

Reply 10 years ago

Indeed. That's a very detailed cake.

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rooster 99
rooster 99

10 years ago

soooooooooooo cool i wouldint eat that i would frame it : )

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serbala
serbala

10 years ago

mmm...I feel hungry

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rawknexstuff
rawknexstuff

10 years ago

THAT'S A CAKE?!?!?!?!?!?!

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rpaxton
rpaxton

10 years ago

This is INCREDIBLE! I'd love to see an Instructable on this. My boyfriend (like most of my guy friends) is a huge star wars fan. I made a Death Star cake for his birthday this year and even though the humidity was awful and the fondant sagged a lot, the cake was a hit at the party. (And yes, I'll admit that fondant isn't very good. I've tried a few different recipes, and while a corn-syrup based one tastes best, after a few bites most people start peeling it off...which is easy enough since everything is covered in home-made buttercream first.) One of the ideas I want to use sometime is to use of of the LEGO star wars sets to make highly detailed molds for the fondant/chocolate decorations for a cake. Cutting out the tiny squares to make the details on the Death Star was awful, and because it was hot and humid and fondant is stretchy anyways, it was extremely difficult to keep somewhat straight lines. If you're looking for a solid coating for a cake that isn't fondant, I've also seen some gorgeous cakes covered in chocolate or modeling chocolate. If you use white chocolate, you can dye it the same way as fondant for the different colors. Thanks for posting, and again, we'd love to see an instructable on this!

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Plasmana
Plasmana

10 years ago

This is a cake?!? It is so well constructed that it looks like an inedible model to me... AMAZING work!

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

10 years ago

That cake would taste terrible!!! it's all made out of fondent XP That stuff tastes like poop it's marsh mellows, lard , and powdered sugar.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Ummm....you know what poop tastes like? That's just disturbing... ;-> ;->

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

Reply 10 years ago

no but I know it tastes as bad is it could. believe me my sister was in cake decorating class and she made some it's really bad we ended up throwing away half the cake.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 10 years ago

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fwjs28
fwjs28

10 years ago

Epic is right...

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luxmoore
luxmoore

10 years ago

I was involved in building it at my wife's bakery. The only part that is not edible are the inside of the legs and the platform under the head and body which was made with 1/2 mdf. All the decorations on the legs, body etc are edible sugar paste and there is even some cake in the feet.

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

I'll second what kelseymh said. With the photos there you could totally do an Instructable.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Whoa. Given the number of pictures you(?) have on Flickr, I think the rest of us deserve an Instructable!

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Emsaid
Emsaid

10 years ago

Amazing...

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RobswattonVFX
RobswattonVFX

10 years ago

Thats stunning work guys, most people would be proud if they made a model that good, but to build it out of edible components, as a model builder i salute your efforts.