LAKELAND (FOX 13) - You walk by and it’s nearly impossible to not take a second look, then wander into Cake Makers Studio, downtown Lakeland’s newest addition.
“They’re definitely not run of the mill,” said Meaghan Simms, a math teacher at Lakeland High School.
She says when she saw AT-AT, the famous walker from Star Wars, she couldn’t believe it was so realistic.
“I was like wow,” Simms exclaimed.
Inside, they saw a near life-size bust of Batman, the Predator, and more – all edible.
It is not hard for Luis Arias, who owns Cake Makers Studio with his wife Adriana, to sculpt such exact replicas. He was a movie special effects guy. One of the indie films he worked on was “An Evening with My Comatose Mother.”
“For me, [this is] doing the same thing in a different media,” Arias explained. “I started with clay and silicon and all those materials. And now we’re using chocolate instead.”
Arias also whips up a variety of other, you might say, more mainstream sweets, such as cake pops, chocolate-covered pretzels, and ice creams.
But for people who are looking for a unique once-in-a-lifetime cake for an anniversary or special birthday, Cake Bakers Studio has arrived.
Arias says simple cakes start at about $35. Extravagant ones can cost thousands.