Monday, February 1, 2016

Sweets: Stormtrooper Homer Cake

"Stormtrooper Homer" by Kylie Mangles of the Letterpress Bakery

Baker Kylie Mangles spent 70-80 hours by her estimate, crafting multiple layers of “Tasty Tatooine Tangerine Cake” and a lot of fondant into an edible sculpture of Homer Simpson as an Imperial Stormtrooper. She based the design on a graffiti artist’s painting, and then had to take on the difficult task of translating the 2D image into a 3D cake.
"Mat and I went to high school together, and after moving to Vancouver earlier this year we reconnected and decided we should do a fun project together.  Mat and his company Capture the Moment Media create really moving and beautiful wedding videos, but their passion is videos that showcase the talent of others and what drives them.  Needless to say, I was pretty excited that they wanted to do a video with me!

Then we had to decide what design to do, and Star Wars was in the air, but we couldn’t just do a simple Star Wars cake. We were on the hunt for some good inspiration when we found some street art by Ephin Cozmo and knew this was the one.  What could be more perfect then a Simpsons themed Star Wars cake?!"

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