Chef Buddy Valastro has stepped up his cake game in a big way. Valastro stars in the TLC series "Cake Boss" and was recently approached to build a confection to celebrate both the Chevrolet Camaro and Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon. He wound up building a 2,000-pound cake sculpture that includes Bumblebee in both Autobot and Camaro forms. To pull it off, Valastro and his team had to partner up with special-effects gurus to create a special hydraulic system for the piece. As a result, Bumblebee's wings actuate up and down. The cake also features glowing eyes and fireworks.
The rest of the creation is made from vanilla pound cake and buttercream frosting. Valastro said that the cake was the biggest challenge of his career in more ways than one. The sculpture had to be crafted outside of the chef's bakery due to its height. Hit the jump to check out a video of his creation and the full press blast.
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New York, New York: June 2011: Chevy takes the cake...for the highly anticipated new Transformers film.
Chef Buddy Valastro, star of the reality television series "Cake Boss," has created a massive 2,000 pound cake in the shape of Bumblebee - a character from the highly anticipated "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" film - straddling atop a Chevrolet Camaro!
Valastro's Bumblebee Camaro cake, which took approximately four days to make and was recently displayed in New York, consists of vanilla pound cake with butter-cream frosting. Rick Krispies treats were used to bind the cake at critical flex points.
The third installment of the popular Transformers series "Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon," directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro, debuts on June 29, 2011.
Valastro revealed that this cake was his biggest challenge to date and actually had to be made outside of his bakery due to the enormous size of this automotive confection!