Life Size Darth Vader Cake

life size darth vader cake
The dark Sith lord isn’t quite as scary when he’s made out of delicious cake. He can still kill you though, just slowly with his high sugar and fat content. This giant Darth Vader cake was made by Boston’s Oak Leaf Cakes. Yes that’s really a cake, take a look at ol’ Darth sliced open and ready to serve nearly 600 people.
darth vader cake sliced
The cake measured 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighed over 500 pounds. That’s a lot of Jedi sugar my friends. The cape was made from 100 pounds of marshmallow fondant alone. Here you can see the Rice Krispy knees and lower legs being assembled (they created the lower part that way so it wouldn’t go stale while they made the rest of him):
vader cake knees
His lightsaber was made from a single solid piece of watermelon flavored poured sugar. In case you wanted to bake your own Vader cake at home (and it took them 3 days to do it, so budget a long weekend), here’s the ingredient list you’ll need:

386 eggs
2 gallons milk
3.5 cups vanilla
118 cups/ 32 lbs flour
103 cups/ 46 lbs sugar
57 lbs butter
210 lbs of our home-made marshmallow fondant

Well I’ve got the milk, you bring the rest of the stuff, thanks. Here’s a really cool timelapse video of Oak Leaf creating this monstrosity: