Move over R2D2, there’s a new droid in the Star Wars camp and he’s been immortalised in cake form by one of YouTube’s top bakers.
Yolanda Gampp is the expert behind online baking show How To Cake It, posting new videos to her YouTube channel every Tuesday.
To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Gampp assumed the character of “Princess Landa” and put serious pressure on parents of all Star Wars fans by creating the BB8 cake of their dreams.
Hinting at the difficulty level of the droid masterpiece, Gampp said, “If you thought Yolanda was detail orientated, Princess Landa is a whole other level. She’s in another galaxy of detail.”
And she’s right. This is no project for beginner bakers. Aside from the two ball-shaped chocolate cakes and stacks of Italian meringue buttercream, it requires a wide range of knives, circle cutters, fondant icing, silver paint and orange modelling chocolate to create the detail.
But if you think you’re brave enough to attempt it, this is a cake that’s guaranteed to make a hell of an impact.
Watch the video below for full instructions and to see the incredible finished product: