The dish on making a life-size Stormtrooper cake (Q&A)

Half of the Amanda Oakleaf Cakes staff with their Stormtrooper cake masterpiece.

Amanda Oakleaf Cakes)

A long time ago (not really), in a galaxy far, far away (Boston), attendees to the Arisia sci-fi convention got revenge on the Evil Empire by tearing into a life-size Stormtrooper cake.

Though geek-inspired cakes aren’t new, we imagine creating a 6-foot, 300-pound sugary replica of a Stormtrooper wasn’t an easy task, so we had to find out more.

Crave caught up with Amanda Oakleaf, founder and co-owner of Amanda Oakleaf Cakes, to ask about the highs and lows of building the Stormtrooper dessert. (Seriously, where does one even start?)

Oakleaf started her cake business in 2008 in her one-bedroom apartment and has since expanded to a storefront in Winthrop, Mass., where she also sells cupcakes, cheesecakes, and other baked goods, in addition to the shop’s main gig of making custom and wedding cakes.

Oakleaf and her talented crew spent two weeks on the cake, and well, we’d say the end result was pretty scrumptious. Read on to see… [Read more]

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