18 Star Wars Food Creations We Absolutely Love
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…bakers and bloggers used the Force to create stunning Star Wars food, from snacks to dessert!
A Slice of the Dark Side
Frances Chareunsouk, who makes treats for Meebah Desserts in Rowland Heights, California, baked a Darth Vader-themed cake for a 6-year-old birthday boy named Magnus, which probably made everyone at the party want to turn to the Dark Side. Here’s how to stage your own Star Wars birthday party.
(We’re already on the Dark Side—and by that we mean hello, dark chocolate.)
Star Wars food isn’t limited to dessert! Talented home baker Leonora Vazquez, who Instagrams as @sugarcoatthat, made these colorful lightsabers out of pretzels (they’re candy-coated) for a Star Wars-themed birthday party.
It’s such a clever idea—and you might be able to copycat this in your kitchen, too. Start by making your own chocolate-dipped pretzels.
May the Cupcakes Be with You
Baker Frances Chareunsouk also made this multi-tier cupcake display to “give everyone a piece of the Force.” Yum!
Ready to take on Princess Leia, Yoda and the others? These are our top cupcake recipes.
Darth Vader Is…Sweet?
Jessica Bailey is an Oregon mom who had a “blast designing the Darth Vader cake for a friend’s husband. It had a little bit of everything, between the fondant work, airbrushing, chocolate modeling and buttercream waterfall of cookies!”
Here’s a great primer on how to decorate a cake—including how to pipe buttercream.
Star Wars S’mores Pops
This is another Star Wars treat you can whip up at home. “We thought it would be fun to make Star Wars characters out of s’mores and we had so much fun making these!” wrote Jill Mills, the food blogger behind Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons.
“I live with three Star Wars-obsessed boys in Brisbane, Australia,” said baker Katie Tomkins. Her R2D2 macarons “were French vanilla flavour with royal icing-piped features.”
Did you know macarons are different from macaroons? The first is meringue-based; the second is coconut-based. Either way—delicious.
Two Cute Cakes
Janaina Brito of Pastis in Sao Paolo sent us this adorable photo of two perfectly matched cakes she made for a boy and a girl who happened to love siblings Luke and Leia from Star Wars.
“Awesome” Kylo Ren Cake
Jessica Bailey said her Kylo Ren creation proved to be a challenge because she wanted to create his helmet to scale. “It was for a 10-year-old’s birthday,” she said, “and he was a Star Wars enthusiast who found it ‘awesome!'”
“It’s a Jedi!”
We love this clever birth announcement cake (executed to perfection by Half Baked Co.) for a couple who are major Star Wars fans.
To create something similar, start with our handy guide on how to use fondant.
Star Wars Cookies
Baker Leonora Vazquez also made these wonderful Star Wars-themed birth announcement cookies to say “a Jedi princess is on the way!”
To make them at home, consult our secrets to baking the best cutout cookies.
Happily Ever After
Here’s a cake that one loving wife requested for her hubby as a 10th anniversary present. He’s crazy about Star Wars, and obviously, his wife’s crazy about him!
“The Wookiee Cookies were essential…99% due to the cute rhyming name,” baker Katie Tomkins said. She’s being humble, we think. These cookies are fantastic!
To help you pull off the Chewbacca artistry here, we suggest starting with a gingerbread cutout. Then decorate each Chewie cookie with our sweet buttercream frosting.