Tuesday, 5 August 2008


Today’s winner of a CAFTA (Cake’s Achievement in Film and Television Arts) award is for outstanding contribution to plot and comes from Napoleon Dynamite - one of my favourite recent films.

Napoleon’s friend Pedro wants to ask the most popular girl in class to the school dance which leads to the following exchange:

Napoleon: [referring to the dance] Who are you gonna ask?
Pedro: That girl over there.
Napoleon: Summer Wheatly? How the heck are you gonna do that?
Pedro: Build her a cake or something

This scene takes place in chapter 9 of the film – the title of this chapter? Date cake. Yes, the cake is the star! Here are our three heroes - Napoleon (left), Pedro (right), and Cake (held by Pedro):

In homage to this scene I now refer to ‘building a cake’. Pedro must be quite a skilled baker as it’s a tall and impressively decorated cake – from the height I’m guessing it has layers.

This shot shows the message iced onto the frosting - Pedro hearts Summer:

Unsurprisingly, from Summer’s nonplussed reaction, Pedro doesn’t get his date. Am I the only one thinking she must be hard to please? If this cake didn't sway it, what would?

Frosted layer cake, built by Pedro to win the girl of his dreams, CAFTA salutes you!
If you know of a cake in film or TV that deserves a CAFTA nod then please email me (email me option is on the right hand side of my site) with a photo proving the cake's achievement.


trashalou said...

cake - salud!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey caked crusader..that was an interesting read.....pedro et al...and the cake.

Blog Princess G said...


(great movie, and great post CC!)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Pedro.. we are there with you!!!

Big Boys Oven said...

will I do the same that is the question? lol!

Lina said...

i love that movie!

Patty O. said...

A cake like that SO would have won me over, but maybe I am easy?

Great post!

BTW, have you ever heard of the video game "Half Life?" Robots are obsessed with cake in it, according to my husband. Thought you might be interested in cake-obsessed robots.....

glamah16 said...

I need to be on the look out for cakes in film. I'll be looking at film in whole new way.

Swati said...

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Patty Os Husband said...

Actually, I was wrong...The game was "Portal", not half-life. The Despotic Computer keeps you jumping through hoops, with the promising of a delicious Cake at the end, but you never actually get it. Cruel and unusual!