This last weekend was a good friend's birthday. For a surprise, his lovely wife wanted to make him a cake that he had suggested during his party last year. Every year she tries to top his cake from the year before, and this one was certainly a doozy.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with the Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Cake.
This beauty took a 9x13" homemade carrot cake, five hours, a tub of black food coloring, a skilled marzipan sculptor (not me!), black food air brush paint and pearl dust.
The end result was a relatively gruesome-looking carrot cake with pewter cream cheese frosting. The birthday boy was very pleased!
Check out the detail on those hands.
Next year's cake will have to involve pyrotechnics or something equally crazy to top this one.