Death Star Wedding Cake Wins Fanboy of the Year Award, Sets Grounds for Divorce

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I got this picture from our Tips mailbox just after reading Wired's article on Fanboys, Ernie Cline's odyssey of a group of diehard Star Wars fans who break into Skywalker Ranch to steal a copy of Episode I before opening day. Reader Rye Clifton explained what it is, much to Addy's disbelief:

I just got back from a wedding where the groom had a Death Star groom's Cake.

Illustration for article titled Death Star Wedding Cake Wins Fanboy of the Year Award, Sets Grounds for Divorce

Yes. A Death Star wedding cake.

Now, I know there are fanboys everywhere, but come on people. Heck, yes, I admit it. I'm guilty as charged, your honor. But although I was willing to pilot the X-Wing rocket (on retrospective, I'm glad that didn't happen), and I know the first trilogy backwards, forwards and inside-out, I've never dressed up or played lightsabers, re-enacted scenes or been to conventions. At most, I played Larry Holland's X-Wing and TIE Fighter simulators when I was in college. And, of course, built Star Wars LEGO stuff. And while I may have suggested to Addy that we should go and live in an Ewok village, I would have never, ever have subjected her to a Death Star wedding cake. Seriously.

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Mainly because I didn't want to end up like Greedo, that is, or frozen in carbonite. [Thanks Rye]

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In defense, this was a groom's cake I think, not the wedding cake per se. The groom's cake is supposed to be a tribute of sorts to the groom and/or his hobbies, profession, etc.

This Death Star looks fully operational.