Bumble Bee Transformers Cake - Click above to watch video after the jump

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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"CAKE BOSS" BUDDY VALASTRO CREATES 2,000 POUND
CHEVY CAMARO TRANSFORMER CAKE


Massive Bumblebee Camaro Dessert Molded in the Form of Character from Highly Anticipated
"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon"

"Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon" In Theaters June 29

Gigantic Cake Challenges Buddy and his Bakers

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!


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      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      That doesn't even look like a Camaro, and that has to be the worst cake sculpture I've ever seen. I mean, look at the front valance on the transformer itself vs. the car... they don't even match. This is how a car cake should be done - and especially at such a large scale as what he did it as, it could be A LOT better done. http://www.flickr.com/photos/debbiedoescakesnet/4038574306/
      averyvh225
      • 3 Years Ago
      it looks like ****, u cant even tell its a camaro in the first place and its not even completely edible they put wood and **** inside it. its soo stupid.
        m5nm3
        • 3 Years Ago
        @averyvh225
        I'll never understand why anyone watches "Cake Boss". It's the single dumbest show on television.
      kevsflanagan
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd be impressed if the front of this cake didnt look more like a Neon than it does a Camaro. Maybe the Cake Boss finally jumped the shark since yeah this looks horrible. As someone stated looks like BumbleBee is humping a Camaro after half his body panels melted.
      James
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like Bumble Bee is giving birth to a Camaro
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Sebring11
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good job cake boss.... but the whole thing just highlights ridiculous corporate waste from Detroit. Its like that Christmas card Lutz was talking about that took a professional artist's input and repeated revisions prior to being sent out. What a waste, how much more advertising can GM do for the Camero....I'm pretty sure that by this time the public is well aware that the car is on the market. We get it its a good product but no need to aggressively advertise it from when it is a prototype to three years into it's production.
        Shawn Brinker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Sebring11
        Wait a minute, you're complaining about GM "wasting" money on advertising? Ever wonder why the Camaro is so successful?
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      And I should care about this because...?
      bahill99
      • 3 Years Ago
      So Bumblebee is humping a base Camaro? That thing looks like crap.
      masonperegrine
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have yet to see a car cake that actually looks like the car...they need to stop trying, because it's not going to happen.
      tritonstrategies
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lots of hate here at the Autoblog. I'm not super impressed by this, but it is a great feat. You kinda need to understand the scale of this and the fact that these guys are bakers, not auto designers.
      edgardo
      • 3 Years Ago
      it would be cool if it looked like a Camaro. "cake boss'" execution is usually his downfall.
      toxonix
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kill your television. Are there any shows on TLC where you can learn something? What the F is a Cake Boss? Anyone really want to hear what this idiot has to say about making a giant pointless cake? Did he win a world record or something? It looks like a robot with a Camaro cock.
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