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June 22, 2010 11:01 AM   Subscribe

After polishing off a piece of this amazing AT-AT wedding cake, you may need to use a toothpick or two.
posted by ericbop (41 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
what?
posted by joelf at 11:05 AM on June 22, 2010


@joelf: It's an AT-AT wedding cake.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 11:09 AM on June 22, 2010


@joelf: And that other stuff? Toothpicks.
posted by stavrogin at 11:11 AM on June 22, 2010


Shit. Nobody show that toothpick thing to my son, ok? He's already gone through card building, cup stacking, rube goldberg machines, popbeads, K*Nex, Legos, origami, and countless other building materials. I don't need to be stepping on toothpick structures in the middle of the night.
posted by bondcliff at 11:13 AM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ewok cupcakes? C'mon, those ain't got nothin' on a wookie cookie.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:14 AM on June 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Loss of 5 points for lack of crashed snow speeder. Double loss of points for introducing RTOJ characters into an ESB cake.

Otherwise, nice!
posted by Atreides at 11:20 AM on June 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ah toothpicking. I believe the Angry Beavers originally brought it to the public at large in episode 12: "Tree's Company / Guess Who's Stumping to Dinner", but we all know how that ended, don't we?


. . . don't we?
posted by Think_Long at 11:25 AM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


That guy is awesome at using toothpicks to make things that don't have any round things on them.
posted by penduluum at 11:34 AM on June 22, 2010


Leia is marrying a Tuskan Raider? Cooties.
posted by stormpooper at 11:39 AM on June 22, 2010


Projects like these make me realize just how impatient I am.
posted by availablelight at 11:47 AM on June 22, 2010


those ain't got nothin' on a wookie cookie.

In high school, my band recorded a cassette-tape album called "Wookies and Cookies", complete with drawings of all the band members as Wookies. A couple of months later, I realized that the correct spelling was "Wookiees", and I felt deep shame for my error -- a shame that has never really gone away.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:54 AM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


The AT-AT is really the "icing on the cake", check out the flickr set of the entire Star Wars themed wedding. The groom is Admiral Ackbar, I'm sure "It's a trap" got old in about 2 seconds.
posted by phirleh at 11:58 AM on June 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


To Greg Nog, personally I see little etymological justification for the spelling "wookiee" given that this is an English transliteration of a non-human language from another galaxy. Transliterated words should be spelled the way they sound. Wookie. Or possibly wooky.
posted by grizzled at 12:06 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would be irritated if I had to go to a wedding and got served a pile of fondant advertised as cake. But that would probably be among the least irritating things about that wedding.
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:07 PM on June 22, 2010


I'll assume you'd be the most irritating thing at that wedding.


It looked fun!
posted by mazola at 12:14 PM on June 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Transliterated words should be spelled the way they sound. Wookie. Or possibly wooky.

How do you figure that it's transliterated? Transliterated from what language? Certainly not the Wookiee language. Though I do think it would be funny if the only thing Chewie can say that doesn't sound like Chewbacca howling is a very clear, slightly British-sounding "Wookiee."
posted by The World Famous at 12:19 PM on June 22, 2010


The groom is Admiral Ackbar,

and the bride is Senator Mon Mothma. Didn't need to look that up; shoot me now.

Looks like the conservative evangelicals were right: you let the gays marry, and soon enough perfectly our precious human women are being married to Calamari by an occasionally incestuous slave-girl and a freakishly tall Yodette. Where's my turtle? WHAR?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:22 PM on June 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Double loss of points for introducing RTOJ characters into an ESB cake.

If you just change the AT-AT into an AT-ST, the whole cake would be RotJ and it would make complete sense. Whereas to make it a purely ESB cake, you would have to take away more elements (cupcakes, Mon Mothma and Ackbar).

I don't know what my point is.
posted by spec80 at 12:36 PM on June 22, 2010


The events of Stars Wars, we have been authoritatively told, take place long ago in a galaxy far away. It is a pretty safe bet that the English language didn't evolve independently on present-day Earth and in another galaxy long ago. It is true that the wookiees themselves do not appear to have a language in which the word "wookiee" could be clearly enunciated. So, wookiee is probably a name bestowed upon that species by some other residents in that particular galaxy. And we cannot say what language it is. But it is not English.
posted by grizzled at 12:38 PM on June 22, 2010


I am incredibly pleased by how many guests went along with it. I only wish my relatives were so cool. They'd probably do it if I asked, but they wouldn't be smiling.

Honestly if you're gonna spend money on a wedding, damn. This is the way to do it.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 12:42 PM on June 22, 2010


Double loss of points for introducing RTOJ characters into an ESB cake.

Well, you'd have to think that Ackbar and Mothma(n) were around Hoth somewhere. Even if they weren't, they were both pretty surely with the fleet at the end, even if we couldn't see them waving their widdle hands.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:45 PM on June 22, 2010


It is true that the wookiees themselves do not appear to have a language in which the word "wookiee" could be clearly enunciated. So, wookiee is probably a name bestowed upon that species by some other residents in that particular galaxy. And we cannot say what language it is. But it is not English.

I'm assuming it's like when immigrants came to Canada and they didn't speak English. The people filling out the paperwork would just make up any old name for the forms.

Empire Bureaucrat: Alright then, what's your name?
Wookie: aggrrttaaggrrttaaggrrttaaggrrtt
Empire Bureaucrat: I'm just going to put down... 'Itchy'. Who's the kid?
Wookie: ttaaggrrttaaggrrttaggrrttaaggrr
Empire Bureaucrat: 'Lumpy' it is.

posted by mazola at 12:49 PM on June 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


C'mon, those ain't got nothin' on a wookie cookie.

As hammered home by other geeks above, it is 'wookiee.'

And possibly 'cookiee'.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:55 PM on June 22, 2010


Fuck, I just lost an hour to reading Wookieepedia as a result of this thread. The Infinite Empire, the history of the Mandalorians, the species "Kumumgah", which is apparently the forerunner species of both the Jawas and the Tusken Raiders... I'm learning ever so much!
posted by Greg Nog at 1:08 PM on June 22, 2010


Empire Bureaucrat: 'Lumpy' it is.

damn you mazola you have forced me to remember the star wars holiday special HAVE YOU NO SHAME
posted by twirlip at 1:13 PM on June 22, 2010


I find your lack of frosting disturbing.

I am altering the cake. Pray I don't alter it any further.

Princess Leia: The cake is collapsing.
Han Solo: This is no cake.
posted by kirkaracha at 1:41 PM on June 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


"The novelization of Star Wars, which is canon, spells Wookie both ways which implies that they are equivalent to one another and both are valid spellings. If Lucas truly felt that Wookie should be spelled with only two e's, then he would have requested that Del Rey replace Wookie with Wookiee before the publishing run for the Special Editions."

The sad part is that I already knew that.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:56 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


you have forced me to remember the star wars holiday special

Forcing someone to remember the Star Wars Holiday Special is like an extra sadistic version of the Game.
posted by The World Famous at 1:59 PM on June 22, 2010


I'd rather remember the Holiday Special than remember the yub nub song.

Ohhhh, CRAP.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:04 PM on June 22, 2010


Fuck, I just lost an hour to reading Wookieepedia as a result of this thread.

I've done that, and little has destroyed Star Wars more for me than a deep dive into the expanded universe with its six layers of canon and hack authors trying to insert their own special spin on particular aspects in order to claim some immortality. Even the prequels did less damage to my childhood fascination with the Star Wars universe. The whole licenced-to-hell-and-back franchise is just... dirty now.

My best example is some book with Admiral Thrawn in it, who goes to a reclusive dark Jedi to enlist him. To avoid getting force-choked, Thrawn wears a force-resistant lizard on his back. That's right, there are force-resistant lizards now, and they're not particularly upset about being turned into luggage. And you thought midichlorians undercut the mystical nature of the force.
posted by fatbird at 2:09 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I'd much rather read Zahn chatting about ysalamiris than Episode 1. As hacky as the derivative extended-canon stuff can get, it actually depresses me way less than the prequels.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:17 PM on June 22, 2010


I like to note that it took George Lucas roughly 25 years, 3 prequels, a half a billion dollars, and 44 TV episodes to finally eradicate any goodwill I might have built up towards the franchise.

And then something like this wedding happens and all is good again!
posted by mazola at 2:25 PM on June 22, 2010


fatbird, that was one of the good books.
posted by Uncle Ira at 2:27 PM on June 22, 2010


Don't get married. It's a trap!
posted by benzenedream at 2:59 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd rather remember the Holiday Special than remember the yub nub song.

For a few insane minutes we actually considered using the Ewok song as our recessional music. Thankfully sanity prevailed. I did for a while know all the words to that song though.

We went with the main theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark instead, which was a big hit. (We decided long ago that the Throne Room track from A New Hope was overused.)

Also, I have to say that while fondant makes gorgeous looking cakes, it's pretty horrid tasting. I will just quietly once again show off the fondant-free groom's cake we had.
posted by kmz at 3:00 PM on June 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, also? Being forced to remember the Holiday Special is the worst thing in the universe. Even worse than being fed to the Sarlacc.
posted by kmz at 3:02 PM on June 22, 2010


I will just quietly once again show off the fondant-free groom's cake we had.

I'll be in my bunk.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 3:58 PM on June 22, 2010


I would be irritated if I had to go to a wedding and got served a pile of fondant advertised as cake. Mayor Curley

Also, I have to say that while fondant makes gorgeous looking cakes, it's pretty horrid tasting. I will just quietly once again show off the fondant-free groom's cake we had. kmz

According to the link, there's no fondant on this cake, it's all buttercream. Doesn't anyone read the links anymore? (Plus, it even looks like buttercream, not fondant.)
posted by onlyconnect at 5:10 PM on June 22, 2010


I was a guest at this wedding, one of the funnest weddings I've ever been to! All the guests were in costume. Cake was delicious, no fondant!
posted by dipolemoment at 8:12 PM on June 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Cakes, cookiees, toothpicks, whatever - slavegirl Leia never gets old.
posted by yhbc at 9:06 PM on June 22, 2010


Cake was delicious, no fondant!

You know, I'm getting a little tired of all these insecure hip-hop bakers appending (no fondant) to the end of all their statements.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:47 AM on June 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


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