This is either an example of parenting at its very finest or an indication that the kid is going to grow up into a spoilt, rotten brat. No, I'm not completely green with envy. Why do you ask? One Lorenzo Wood made this Imperial Star Destroyer cake for his son's birthday. That's one lucky kid.
According to the Lorenzo's Flickr album, he first designed the base and added the lighting effects before handing it over to his favorite cake maker. The base is made from laser-cut plywood, while the stand is laser-cut acrylic plastic. The engine nozzles, on the other hand, were 3D printed. In case you were wondering, the answer's yes: Lorenzo used a number of Arduino boards to get the lights to work.
If you're planning to re-create this cake for your own progeny or, well, in preparation for a Star Wars marathon (or just because you want to), you might be pleased to know that Lorenzo posted the source code files for his little work of art as well. Otherwise, if you just want to go stare at the cake some more, head over to Lorenzo's Flickr album for gobs of photos.
Sweet! (Pun completely intended.)
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