The ball droid, aka BB-8, was an immediate hit when it debuted in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer a few months back. All sorts of fan tributes popped up, and now he’s even in cake form thanks to UK bakery CakeRush.
In an interesting coincidence, the bakery is located in Hertforshire which is the home of Elstree Studios which George Lucas used during the original trilogy. It’s also the home of Leavesden Studios which produced Harry Potter.
Owners Angela and Mike got started many years ago when Mike made cakes for his nephews and nieces. Once the pair was married they began working on cakes together and have had a website since 2012. They created the BB-8 cake by putting several different cakes together and carefully covering them with sugar paste and ganache to make it look like one round cake.
See more pictures after the break.
Read a full interview with the creators along with more details on the cake build at Nerdist.