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Zillycakes bakers hit TV for Star Wars cake battle July 3

May the frosting be with them.

Star Buffalo baker Zilly Rosen and her second in command, Shannon Pilarski, are going from their Elmwood Avenue shop to television screens worldwide with their July 3 appearance on the Food Network's "Food Network Challenge."

The pair competes against three other top baking teams in a Star-Wars-themed cake battle. Which of course raises the question of what characters came to edible life. I bet a Darth Devil's Food would be enough to pull anyone to the dark (chocolate) side.

I asked the Food Network for more details but have gotten no response. The network's website says:

"Four gifted cake artists must use The Force to re-create Star Wars cakes to celebrate the grand reopening of Disney Resort's Star Tours ride. It's a Challenge filled with plot twists and Jedi mind tricks. And the competitor that can deliver an epic cake will win $10,000 and a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla."

No word if the finished product has to be cut with lightsabers.

There'll be a viewing party July 3 at The Screening Room. According to Zillycakes' Facebook event page, you have to get an RSVP on Facebook to get in. Details from the Zillycakes listing below.

Sunday, July 3 ยท 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Screening Room
3131 Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY

Join Zillycakes to watch Shannon Pilarski as lead cake artist and Zilly Rosen as her assistant as they compete against three other teams on a "Star Wars Cake" themed Food Network Challenge!

The event is free and open to all ages. However, we have to cap attendance at 100 people, so you must respond as a "yes" to this invitation on Facebook to be admitted. If you have a friend who wants to come, have them "like" our fan page and they can be invited too!

Bring a potluck dish to pass, if you wish. We'll supply non-alcoholic beverages and free cupcakes, of course! A cash bar is available on site for beer and wine.

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