The fandom minute: L/M on Etsy, Star Wars car culture, 70’s school stuff, Palpy’s plummet, and cake!

Luke/Mara wedding cake topper by Hildoom @ EtsyThere really is something for everyone on Etsy. I’m prepping a few posts for next week, and I ran across a Luke and Mara Wedding cake topper. (What a post-ROTJ EU pairing has to do with The Clone Wars I have no idea.) The seller, Hildoom, also has a Yoda Birthday Cake topper for sale.

Cars. Jalopnik is on something of a streak, exploring the hot rod culture of Star Wars and likening the ABT Audi R8 V10 to something that “Anakin’s coke dealer” would drive.

Back to school. StarWars.com takes a look back at the 70’s with retro class cear from Helix.

Lists. Palpatine makes #1 on Sci-Fi Squad’s top ten sci-fi deaths.

Cakes. A neat Millenium Falcon by Da Bombe Desserts.

If only… io9 suggests swapping the writing staffs of The Clone Wars and the The Venture Brothers, which may be the only way to get me to cheerfully watch the former.

Om nom nom: Time for a pre-JadeCon cupcake break

Cupcakes by spoolsisters @ Flickr

Be sure to take a closer look at these great Star Wars cupcakes by Spoolsisters (Tracy & Carrie) at Flickr. (via)

I’m not sure how much posting there will be for the next couple of days, as JadeCon is officially gearing up on Thursday and I’ve got a ton and half to do before flying out tomorrow. But as always, we’ll have laptops and try our best to post from the con! (You can peruse the previous years, at your peril, here.)

TGIF: A selection of Star Wars cakes

Star Wars Cupcakes by Dottylicious / Photo by redwolf @ Flicker

To start us off, here are some adorable Star Wars cupcakes created by Dottylicious and photgraphed by Red Wolf.

Lego SW cake by megpi @ Flickr

Next, a Lego Star Wars cake by Meg, who has several Star Wars cakes to her name.

Han in carbonite groom's cake. Photo by mandaloo @ Flickr

A Han in Carbonite groom’s cake photographed by Mandy Lackey.

Wedding cake by scottthompson @ Flickr

And last but by no means least, Fionnuala & Scott Thompson’s multi-level Star Wars wedding cake. (Be sure to click through for detail shots!)

Find even more in the Star Wars Cakes group, or our own cakerelated tags.

The fandom minute: Cake wrecks (and not,) R2 builders, Star Wars Lego, lol internets

disturbing-yodaOr death? Cake Wrecks went on a Star Wars twofer last week. First the bad cakes, then the good ones. At right, one of the more disturbing cakes, which I’m pretty sure is what happens when Yoda mates with a certain fertility idol.