Building a Star Wars Stormtrooper cake

Updated on 20 January 2012 | 0 Comments

How an American cakemaker created this incredible, full-size cake for a sci-fi convention.

It's fair to say Amanda Oakleaf and her team at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, Massachusetts had to use more than the force when they were commissioned to make a lifesize Stormtrooper cake for a science-fiction convention.

It stood at six foot four inches tall, weighed nearly 300lbs and took 10 people two weeks to put together, although the cake elements weren't added until two days before the convention.

Here's how they did it:

Making the head of the stormtrooper

After making the body structure (seen in the photo at the top of this page), they used Rice Krispies treats to create the inside of the head.

Making the fondant head of the stormtrooper

"Use the fondant!" - the head itself was carefully sculpted out of icing.

Making the legs of the stormtrooper

More Rice Krispies treats for the legs before they too were covered in fondant icing.

Making the torso of the stormtrooper

Here's the head and torso ready to be added to the legs.

The life-size stormtrooper being eaten

The cake fed 600 convention attendees - with only the bottom of the head and the arms left for posterity.

You can see more photos of the creation of this incredible intergalactic confection at Amanda Oakleaf Cakes' blog
What's the most unusual cake you've ever seen or made? Let us know in the Comments box below.

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