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Star Wars Cakes

Samantha Anderson of Cakes Cove Creates a Life-Sized R2-D2 Confection

— October 8, 2014 — Lifestyle
As far as Star Wars cakes go, this one is perhaps one of the more impressive. It is a life-sized edible version of R2-D2, complete with all of the robots adorable details. From blackened surfaces to knobs and more, all that it needs to do is light up and make some beeping noises to truly take Star Wars cakes to the next level.

Created by Samantha Anderson of Cakes Cove, this epic example of Star Wars cakes is some many die hard fans of the franchise will want to get their hands on. What makes this confection even more impressive is the fact that it was built using absolutely no rice crispy treats. It is all cake.
Trend Themes
1. Edible Sculptures - The trend of creating edible sculptures can be seen as art evolves to include this new medium.
2. Fandom Cakes - The trend of creating cakes themed after movies or TV shows will continue to increase in popularity among fans.
3. Alternative Cake Materials - Experimenting with alternative cake materials will become more popular as bakers push to create realistic edible sculptures.
Industry Implications
1. Bakery and Pastry - Bakery and pastry shops could offer unique, customizable edible sculptures, enticing customers to order one-of-a-kind cakes for special events.
2. Entertainment Industry - The entertainment industry could create partnerships with bakers to sell themed cakes as official merchandise for popular movies or TV shows.
3. Food Technology - The food technology industry has room to develop new ingredients or tools specifically for creating edible sculptures that mimic the look and texture of inedible materials like metal or wood.
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