January 17th, 2012
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A very short time ago, in Boston, Massachusetts, hungry Arisia Sci-Fi Convention attendees chowed down on what its creators described as "the world’s most epic cake."

According to Tyler Oakleaf, co-owner of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, it took a staff of ten to assemble the 6 foot 4 inch edible Stormtrooper using 208 eggs, 20 pounds of butter, 140 pounds of sugar, 35 pounds of flour, 55 pounds of marshmallows and 30 pounds of Rice Krispies Treats.

While the 300 pound cake might have served as late morning snack for Jabba the Hutt, it took nearly 600 conventioneers to take down the cake (which was donated by the bakery) at $15 a pop, or roughly thirty Galactic Standard Credits*.

*If we have our Star Wars math correct. And we're sure you'll tell us if we don't. Help us, Geek Out!

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  1. svann

    "That's no cake"!

    January 18, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  2. Adam Selene

    Only the legs were Rice Krispies. (I'm not sure why.) The torso and the top of the head were solid cake (aside from the support stands).

    January 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
    • Sun

      Adam, I own a bakery, the legs are rice crispy treats because the cake part is too heavy to support itself, the rice crispy treats are stiff when dry and can take the weight of the cake body. A very nice cake, all the way around!

      January 19, 2012 at 7:38 am |
  3. EMP

    Was it served with blue milk?

    January 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
    • James

      Awesome! I hope so.

      January 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm |
  4. Bill

    Funny, in all the years of eating cake I've had, I don't recall a single one being made with Rice Crispies treats. Then again, this was a Dark Side cake......

    January 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  5. Chip

    Just to clarify, they weren't charging $15 a slice, or anything for that matter. That's just the cost of the cake divided by the number of servings. And had I known it was a $15 slice of cake, I'd have savored it longer. Was quite tasty.

    January 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  6. Jason B.

    I'm sorry, but this is no "cake". A cake is a cake. This is a giant rice krispy treat with a thick skeleton, a little cake, and frosting.

    January 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  7. Adam Selene

    I was there. It was built like a standard wedding cake, with many layers supported by horizontal platforms held up by a vertical iron truss. The detail was well sculpted. Nice job all around. Check out the photo gallery on the bakery's web site for some other nice work. (I have no connection with them.)

    January 18, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  8. Mike

    Don't be so proud of this pastryogical terror you've created. The ability to bake a cake is insignificant next to the power of the force.

    January 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
    • Senator Palpatine

      What do you think is holding up a cake like that?

      January 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
    • James

      My comment got no love so far, but I've got to hand it to you... your's was funny!

      January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  9. Joe

    OK, the lady is pretty but why not show more of the actual cake????

    January 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  10. James

    Aren't you a little tall for a pastry?

    January 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
    • EMP

      Nice!

      January 18, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  11. denim

    Wish I could've been there this year. :-(

    January 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  12. Mildred

    I was there and saw the cake (I had a panel to go to and missed getting a piece of it).

    January 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  13. r

    "You must repair him! Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them!"

    January 18, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • Reithena

      Shut up goldenrod...

      January 18, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  14. The Truth

    This is not the cake you're looking for...

    January 18, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Remsleep

      HA! Good one!

      January 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  15. mizh

    Wow, that's really cool. What an immense undertaking — congrats to the builders of this amazing cake!

    January 18, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  16. Bob

    I miss Duff Goldman and the 'Ace of Cakes' team. Sorry, but 'The Cake Boss' is just third-string benchwarmers.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  17. d

    George Lucas is going to be suing somebody....

    January 18, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  18. DiatribesAndOvations.com

    This reminds me of an episode from The Cake Boss. http://wp.me/p1se8R-2cU I've never seen a cake this big but I certainly would love to!

    January 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  19. jeanne Barbaro

    I also am a baker, This cake took alot of materials ,plus 10 people working two weeks to make, so yes, it was 9,000. It was very well made, this kind of workmanship takes alot of hours and is costly. I don't work at Amanda Oakleaf's Bakery. Great Job guys!!

    January 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  20. Truth

    I have a bad feeling about this...

    January 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  21. msza

    This just in: The six hundred conventioners was really just Paula Deen and her medical team.

    January 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  22. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Paula Deen endorses this cake.

    And insulin.

    January 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
    • Jackie Wilson's supervisor

      Kudos to you, I award you ten internets.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:58 am |
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