Oak Leaf Cakes created this incredible life size Darth Vader cake for the 501st Legion Banquet that took place at the Star Wars Celebration VI event last week. The cake weighs 500 pounds and stood 6 feet 7 inches tall! It ended up serving 600 people.
The most interesting and challenging part of this cake was actually the cape, which by itself was over 100 lbs of our marshmallow fondant, which freely hung from his shoulders five and a half feet above the ground. Also of note is Vader’s light saber, which was a single, solid piece of watermelon flavored poured sugar.
Hopefully it tasted good!
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