Saturday, January 31, 2009

In a galaxy far, far away...

My friend Michelle posed a new challenge to me last week, she requested Star Wars cupcakes at her birthday party this weekend. My brain went blank. The last time Star Wars has crossed my mind was 1997 when I went to see the re-releases on the big screen. So I scoured Google Image for ideas, and the Star Wars themed cupcakes that came back were either entirely uninspired, or professionally done with fondant and airbrushing.

So I sat down and put my mind to it, and came up with three designs that I'm really excited to bring with me to the party tonight.

Dueling Light Sabers
I piped these little light sabers onto wax paper with melted tinted white chocolate. Once they set up, I just frosted the cupcakes and stuck the light sabers into the chocolate. Easy peasy.

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Princess Leias
I can't believe no one thought of this already. These cupcakes are simply frosted to look like a face, and then decorated with oreos to get the signature Princess Leia hair thingys. What the heck are those, earmuffs? Cinnamon buns?

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I piped with melted chocolate on the sides of the oreos to get the hair swirl effect.

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Death Stars
These are just frosted and piped to look like Death Stars. I was going to do something totally convoluted with munchkins dunked in gray chocolate, but they came out so unappetizing, I tossed them. And of course, May the Force be with you.

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I'm sure they'll be a hit.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Karin said...

OH MY GOD! I love the death star and Leia cupcakes!! *starts dreaming of making ewok cuppies*

Anty said...

Love your Princess Leah/Leia (whatever her name is). I hope you won't mind me copying it for the Star Wars cupcakes I'm going to make for this Saturday birthday.
Ta ta.