10 Movie-Inspired Cakes Worth Filming

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Whether prepping for a geeky friend’s birthday party, celebrating the release of a film you’ve been dying to see or as part of a fun wedding reception, movie-themed cakes are always in good taste.”These ten creations go beyond fandom and into a whole new realm of cake design mastery.

1. Kung Fu Panda

If you’re familiar with Ace of Cakes, then you probably already know about Charm City and their amazing decorating skills. Even so, this amazing Kung Fu Panda display really “takes the cake” when it comes to movie-based themes.

2. Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call? It better be Charm City (yes, they are good enough to be mentioned twice in a row) if you want to turn your wedding cake into a tribute to one of the greatest movies of all time. The bride and groom are huge fans of the movie and they figured that crossing their streams to defeat Stay Puft would be one of the most romantic ways to symbolize their love together.

3. Harry Potter

Mandrake Roots may have deadly screams, but when they’re quietly sleeping in their pots, they’re actually kind of cute. This silent but (not so) deadly cake version was created for a Harry Potter movie launch party in Guam. He’s probably a lot more delicious than those in the series, as this one is made from devil’s food cake and pastillage.

4. AT-AT

There’s just something delightfully adorable about the AT-AT that makes you want one as a giant robot pet. Until that day comes though, you can always have yours in fondant. Of course, when Jennifer Luxmore from Sin Desserts decided to make this for her friend’s groom’s cake, I doubt she expected it to cost more that $5,000 and take over 60 hours to complete. Maybe you’re just better off saving your money and waiting for the life-sized reality after all.

5. Captain Kirk

Don’t ever imagine that Trekies can’t make cakes as well as Star Wars fans. Just check out this amazing Captain Kirk pound cake that won first place in the 2009 Star Trek cake contest. While most of the decoration is comprised of fondant, his hands and face were casted from candy melts in a mold that was hand-sculpted by the creator.

6. Tardis

The creator designed this two-feet tall Tardis cake is so it would look bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Everything is edible with the exception of the lights and wiring. Best of all, if you want to become a baking Time Lord, all the instructions are right here so you can make your own.

7. Kill Bill Cake

Cake artist Barbarann Garrard made this goretastically wonderful cake for her 9 year old daughter’s birthday party. It includes chocolate bullets, a katana, a death list and plenty of blood.

You might remember Barbarann and her daughter from the zombie girl cake included in the geeky birthday cakes article I wrote in October. Now there’s a kid whose parties I’d love to crash.

8. Eye of Sauron

If you love the Lord of The Rings series enough to want to make your own Eye of Sauron cake, you’re in luck. Instructables user RavingMadStudios has a useful guide to create your own “Bundt Cake of Barad Dur.”

9. Gollum

Perhaps you prefer peering around corners of your house softly whispering, “my precious” and discussing murder plans just out of hearing range of your roommates. If so, this Gollum cake by Brian Stevens of Crazy Cakes may be perfect for your next bash, provided you haven’t actually killed off all your friends yet.

10. Wall-E

This adorable Pixar-inspired masterpiece was designed and constructed by two brothers who work at the European Cake Gallery in Texas and was created for the International Cake Exploration Societe convention in Orlando.

I don’t know about you, but I love Wall-E too much to actually cut into this cake. Actually, I don't think I could cut into any of these.
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February 2, 2011 - 3:08am
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