I've seen a bunch of cakes based on the Star Wars AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back but this one takes the cake. Literally.
It was made by ChrisTheCookfor a friend’s wedding. The movie version is 72 feet (22 meters) tall, but this grooms cake stood 2' tall. It was lemon raspberry flavored and covered in sculpted fondant and had an amazing amount of detail. Rolled fondant is a type of frosting that includes gelatin and food-grade glycerine, which keeps the sugar pliable and creates a dough-like consistency.
The AT-AT is a large, four-legged walker introduced in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and also appeared in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The detail in this cake is stunning. You can see all the details like the two blasters and two laser cannons on the head. The cargo bay in the back and access panels on the underside look exactly like the do in the film. The AT AT Star Wars is painted to look like authentic battle damage and it stood on a board covered with fake snow.
I would cry if I had to cut into this cake, since it belongs in a museum.
Groom cakes are a Southern tradition and is a gift from the bride to the groom that reflects his personality in his favorite cake flavor. Obviously, Chris' friend is a huge Star Wars fan.
The Groom Cake is usually served at the wedding reception on a table separate from the wedding cake or at the rehearsal dinner for dessert.
This cake is awesome. Everyone should have a friends like Chris.
What do you think of the AT AT Cake? What's the coolest wedding cake you've ever seen?
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