The wonder of TikTok is that you can discover videos on very specific subjects you never knew existed. And then you fall into a deep, dark rabbit hole. A whole channel devoted to the soothing quality of power-washing? Check. A TikToker all about making food from The Lord of the Rings? Yep. And now: a TikTok channel making buff cake versions of some of your favorite characters from pop culture. Amanda, who goes by Baking Thursdays, has shared a number of desserts on TikTok since last summer. But in March, she started posting a series of buff cakes—including one of Grogu, a.k.a. Baby Yoda. We don’t know how to feel. Watch for yourself.
Reply to @i_own_tesco Apparently Grogu did all his training in the weight room 💪 #babyyoda #grogu #starwars #cursed #foodtiktok #cake♬ Big Poppa Heart Stoppa - wetnwildbeauty
Grogu grew up and hit the gym and we don’t like it.
One of Amanda’s followers requested this creative monstrosity and she delivered. She absolutely nailed this brief. This Grogu has a wee six pack, muscular arms, and… nipples. Despite not knowing how to react to this bake, which we learned about through Big Spaceship’s Internet Brunch newsletter, we respect the craftsmanship. That fondant is so well sculpted! And the shading that defines all those many muscles? Impeccable. And the resemblance totally comes through.
As intimated above, Grogu is only one of the buff pop culture characters Amanda has crafted lovingly from cake. If you want to be truly scarred, watch buff Waluigi come to life.
Reply to @jazziemcquackin Waluigi’s lookin kinda sus 😳 #waluigi #mario #cursed #swole #foodontiktok #cake #foodtiktok♬ original sound - Cece
Or hey, how about a beefy rat? This take on Remy from Ratatouille is too much in the very best way.
Reply to @nut__________ the rat of all my dreams 😏🤤 #remy #ratatouille #ratatouillemusical #cake #foodtiktok #foodontiktok #rat♬ I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Again, I can’t say that’s something I ever wanted to see. But I respect her decorating skills. She clearly knows what she’s doing. You can follow along for more buff bakes and lots of other desserts at TikTok or Instagram.
Amy Ratcliffe is the Managing Editor for Nerdist and the author of A Kid’s Guide to Fandom, available for pre-order now. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.