The Ultimate Millennium Falcon Cake

Category: Adult, Birthday, Children's

Event Planner

Laura Guerrie of Rebel Belle Weddings



The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles



Boba Fett


This client wanted a super-realistic uber-detailed Millennium Falcon cake, complete with lights and landing gear. Whoohooooo!!!! The challenge was on!

The huge toy model of the Star Wars space ship was so helpful in replicating every last detail, down to the rust and wear on the metal, which we accomplished with a dry brush application of powdered edible coloring. (we don’t like airbrush here at The Butter End)

My assistant, Rainbow, and I tag-teamed the build of this cake into the wee hours of many mornings…we figured about 54 hours or so went into this cake. It was carrot cake, topped with our signature rolled chocolate covering and hand-sculpted gum paste details for the guns, radar dishes and landing gear.

After the party, images of the cake spread like wildfire over the web. Even George Lucas’ Twitter said that this was “the best Millennium Falcon Cake ever!!”. Along with the raves came doubters…who blogged that we must have taken a mold of the toy, since the cake was so perfectly detailed. WHAT?!!! I don’t think so! To prove that this was built, literally, from the edible dirt up, from scratch, we whipped up the above video. (Fun side note: the soundtrack on the video was provided by a wedding client of ours, Marcelo Quinonez, who is a really talented composer!)