Today we continue our Spring Star Trek Collectibles Preview with some collectibles you can eat. First up DecoPac is bringing Star Trek decorations to a bakery near you. Plus the popular Deep Space Nine USS Defiant NX-74205 is being rendered in chocolate. Trekmovie.com has all the yummy exclusive details below.
Star Trek: The Cakes — This IS NOT a disaster!
I know Klingons like to be alone on their birthdays. You probably want to meditate, or hit yourself with a painstick, or something.
– Deanna Troi to Worf on his birthday (TNG, "Parallels")
We Trekkies know that Star Trek is the icing on the cake, but now it can literally the icing on the cake? DecoPac, makers of cakes since 1919 and the premier supplier of cake and cupcake decorations, has licenses for such franchises as Indiana Jones, Marvel Comics, Disney, and Harry Potter, and now Star Trek. Whether you prefer Pineapple cakes (like Malcolm Reed) or possibly even cellular peptide cakes (like Data), DecoPac, has a treat for all you. Coming to a bakery this April, Deco Pac has three ways to help fans celebrate at Star Trek themed birthday, graduation, 2009 movie premiere, and other parties.
Enterprise ‘DecoSet’ decoration
The USS Enterprise ‘DecoSet’ includes a replica of the classic USS Enterprise with a delta shield stand, along with a plastic base that fits on the cake. The Enterprise even lights up and is meant to be kept as a remembrance after the last piece of cake has been enjoyed.
DecoPac are also making an assortment of cupcake rings that will appear on multi-pack cupcakes. There are two designs in the assortment: the Enterprise and Star Trek logo.
Edible Enterprise image
The final item from DecoPac is a photo realistic edible image of the USS Enterprise for your cake. The image will appear on the cake as decoration, yet is also digestible (unlike Neelix’s Jimbalian Fudge Cake). Now for those fans consumed with the design of the Enterprise, you can actually consume the Enterprise. A picture of this edible image is not yet available, but TrekMovie will provide an update in the future for you to chew on.
To find a bakery near you that features Deco Pac items, check www.cakes.com this April. Local bakeries (including bakeries in most large grocery stores) will be able to make you a Star Trek with DecoPac decorations. You choose what size and flavor of cake you want, then ask the bakery to add the DecoSet or edible image as decoration. Most bakeries will have images of the cake provided by Deco Pac, or you could design your own color scheme in consultation with the bakery. An idea is print out the pictures featured here and ask the bakery to produce a similar cake.
Party supplies next
What is great is that DecoPac’s Star Trek cakes and cupcakes is a fun product that helps bring friends and family together in celebration of holidays and events. And there is nothing more Star Trekkian than that. CBS tells TrekMovie they are working on deal to deck out that Star Trek party with decorations, which will probably be the assortment seen for other franchises like plates, napkins, cups and possibly banners. Look for more on that in a future update.
Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur brings the chocolate pain
"Tough little ship." – Riker
"Little?" – Worf
Last year, TrekMovie revealed that candy company Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur, a famous Canadian chocolatier in business since 1985, had a new license for Star Trek themed Easter chocolates. Their first available candy from the company is an amazingly detailed USS Defiant NX-74205 in an ultra cool box. The Defiant is carefully rendered, and especially cool is the inclusion of its registry number. As an added bonus, the chocolate is from a peanut free factory.
The suggest retail price is $7 for the hollow milk chocolate candy. However, like William Shatner himself, the Defiant is exclusively from Canada and is available only there (in Ontario at Wal-Mart and Zellers stores, and in Quebec at Wal-Mart, Zellers, Jean Coutu, London Drugs, and most chain pharmacies).
While this isn’t the first time Star Trek has been chocolatized, the Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur Defiant is the first "three dimensional" hollow chocolate. Leaf Candy was the last company to release Star Trek chocolate, but those were bars to promote the film Star Trek: First Contact, and it was really the wrappers that were cool. Also unusual is that most companies start their lines with TOS or TNG items, yet Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur has decided to respect DS9 instead with the Defiant which is a better design for the chocolate format. Fans who like to keep their collectibles in the box, however, may find that resistance is indeed futile and might be tempted to enjoy this Star Trek item! Its okay, get two Defiants. Captain Sisko did.
More Trek Spring Collection:
For the last few weeks, TrekMovie has been highlighting new Star Trek products for this spring. Check out the other articles:
- Genki Fragrances
- RoomMates Murals and Wall Stickers
- Mattel Triva Games (SceneIt? and 20Q)
- Vandor Metal Gift Items (Lunchbox, Tins, signs, etc.)
- Funko Bobbleheads and Vinyl Figures
- Basic Fun Keychains
…and there is even more to come!