That’s what you call a good Dad.

Yesterday, I posted photos of Mark Randazzo’s latest incredible R2-D2 cake. Today, I received an email from Doug, a.k.a. the guy who ordered the cake, and he had this to say:

My son loves Star Wars from playing the Wii Lego Star Wars games. R2-D2 comes in different colors in the game (Blue, Red, and Black/Yellow) and he loves the Red R2 the most. So, a few months before I came up with the idea of having a Star Wars themed party. I had recalled your original post (which I came across on BoingBoing), and got in touch with Mark about doing a similar cake but in Maroon, as the piece de resistance of the party.

Needless to say, the cake was an amazing hit with my son (who has the nickname “Tres” as he’s a third) and I wish I had a lot of pictures to share with you on his reaction. I’m usually the photographer in the family so I actually have only one of his immediate reaction, which is below. Everyone had nothing but gushing things to say about the cake and the party. And, I should mention, the cake was really really good – it wasn’t just pretty!
Mark and his team were great and he came to my home personally to deliver R2. I will keep Mark on my rolodex for years to come.
Other things we did at the party: dressed up in appropriate outfits (my son and I were Boba and Jango Fett), made homemade lightsabers and used them in a “keep the balloon in the air” event, had Star Wars musical chairs, presented Jedi Knight certificates, did Star Wars coloring, and the like. It was two hours (which is about the limit for a four year old’s attention span) of great fun.

My work here is done.
Two more pics from the party after the jump.



11 replies on “Another Satisfied Reader”

  1. Doug, will you be my daddddddddddy???
    Yay Mark for yet another successful cake! Congrats!

  2. I don’t even know how you can eat that cake. I’d feel bad destroying the handiwork. Plus, I wouldn’t be able to shake the sound of R2 beep-booping and whirring in pain as I slice a knife through his midsection and head.

  3. Really, I believe that would be an Arfour (R4) unit. Like R4-P17, Obi-Wan droid. I am a HUGE Star Wars nerd so, I would know. But AWESOME cake by the way……

  4. Love the cake! Such talent. I’m having a Star Wars party this year for my 6 year old so if you have any ideas on games or activities I would love to hear about them.

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