Last week I sent a link to Jessica about a Transformers cake that was coming to Wal-Mart. It was your standard grocery store sheet cake with a toy topper that was a real transforming Optimus Prime from the upcoming movie.
That link set the gears spinning to do our own Transformers cake. But instead we were going to not just do the topper. Oh no, instead the entire cake was going to be Optimus Prime. And he was going to be big.
So after baking 12 8×8 white cakes (9 of which were used), using 5lbs of white fondant, 6 cans of Color Spray, 3 batches of buttercream, 2 vials of silver dust mixed with vodka, and 2 very long days crafting this piece of edible art: we had ourselves our own Optimus Prime cake.
More details about the process are available in the Flickr set about the project, as well on my wife Jessica’s blog.
In the end, it looks like we completed our goal and also made the 1984 cartoon variant of Optimus Prime quite happy.
Cool cake! But if you want to impress me…I want to see it transform….hence (Transformers…) But I’m sure it took a lot of work, and good job on what you got. =)
yum! More than meets the stomach!
“More than meets the eye!” It’s definitely more than meets the eye… you’ve truly done the Autobots justice of the cake… now there has to be one of Megatron from the Decepticons!!
SO COOL! I love that last pic with the toy in the foreground! Man, I wish I could make a decent cake much less create a masterpiece like that!
Tjek out this funny teaser for Transformers the movie!!!!!!
My dad made a transformers cake for my brother’s 7th birthday bak in the 80s. It DID transform.
This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time!!
BTW, you have Flickr mail!
omg! Opticake Prime!
And now… an Energon cake! Look out!, Megatron it’s heading this way, he must not have the Energon cake.
Oh my god its awsome… My son would love it for his bday. If you are in IL let me know, maybe we can work soemthing out
That is such an awesome cake. I’m throwing my husband a Transformers b-day party in Nov. I would love to make a cake like that. Can you send me directions and the ingredients you used. I love to bake all of my cakes. Your cake is the best one I’ve seen :o)
My birthday is on Saturday and I am going to have a Transformers birthday party on that day. But I am just going to have a Angel food cake with white sugar frosting with cream of tar tar in it (which makes it taste like marshmallows ^-^) I’m a big fan of Optimus Prime so i wish I could have a birthday cake like that for my own. Go Optimus Prime!!!!! And I love you ^-^! WHEW! That was a lot to say!
Can you use Entenmann’s Cake?
Make a miniture?
Did you ever eat the cake?
Did you make many of the cakes and sell them?
Make a video of making the cake.
If you make a video can you put it in pieces?
Explain how to cut the cakes please.
Can you make a cake that transforms?
OMG! THAT is probably the best cake I have ever seen! Is it purely cake or does it have some plastic and all?! but still that is an awesome cake! I love to bake but u have surpassed me in every way I can think of! You are definantly a baking god lol! Good luck with all the rest of your cakes!
I am attempting this very cake for my son this year! Thank you so much for your blog (i dug it) and it will be a GREAT help to me!
I made a Thomas the train cake last year, and it was pretty neat, but not quite to scale so he looked weird, but…. A “pool” cake for my daughter and that was “ok”….
I had an idea for Prime’s wheels/tires: Hostess Ding Dongs or those chocolate moon pies???
😀 I’ll add pics to my page as I get it going!
I want to make this Transformer cake, please help me on how to or where I can purchase what I need to create this, I live in Maryland and I need to create this by August 15 for my son and Grandson’s birthday, they are both Tranformer fans!
Hi I just wanted to let you know that I came across your transformers cake on this persons Facebook page and they are claiming it as their own work.
They are called AStar cakes and are based in norton, Stockton in tees.
Just wanted to let you know as I hate it when people claim other people’s work as their own.