“When he came home, I could see a change. He was quieter and he was a man and a hero to me. I watched him and listened to him. I’d never had an opportunity to do a superhero, and when that came, [that voice] just came right out of me and I sounded like Optimus.” –Peter Cullen, on his brother
If you were a kid in the mid-to-late 1980s, you couldn’t have missed the phenomenon of Transformers, and if you were a kid again in the late 2000s/early 2010s, you had another chance to become enamored of these multi-formed giant robots. Have a listen to Tracy Chapman’s reflective and provocative song,
while you consider that Transformers isn’t just a recipe for toy sales,
but is a recipe for firing the imaginations of kids and adults alike. In particular, if you wanted to have a birthday party that was Transformers-themed, what could be a better addition to it than an Optimus Prime cake?
The answer, of course, is an Optimus Prime Cake that transforms!