How to Make a Star Wars Cake
A Star Wars birthday is a very popular party theme among kids and adults, too. If you are hosting a Star Wars party and are looking for birthday cake and cupcake ideas, you will find a lot of wonderful supplies and decorations here.
I am featuring a large selection of Star Wars birthday cake and cupcake supplies on this page including cupcake rings, cake kits, edible cake images and Wilton cake pans.
There are also photos of many Star Wars cake and cupcake designs featured here which will be a great source of inspiration for your birthday cake.
Some of the cake designs you will see here include a R2D2 cake using a specialty cake pan, a 3D R2D2 cake, a Lightsaber cake, Death Star Cake, Stormtrooper cake, 3D Yoda cake, Darth Vader Cake, Boba Fett cake, Millennium Falcon Cake, Lego Star Wars cakes, Clone Wars cakes and more.
You will also find other Star Wars party supplies here including officially licensed partyware, personalized party invitations, custom party favors, decorations and more.
Light Saber Cake Ideas
A Star Wars lightsaber cake is a very popular design for this party theme. There are many ways in which you can create a lightsaber cake and even the novice baker will be able to pull this off. The basic instructions include baking a 9" X 13" cake then cutting the cake up into pieces. Once the cake is cut, arrange the pieces alongside each other to create the lightsaber. The cake is then frosted or covered in fondant. The lightsaber handle can be frosted or covered with a different colored fondant. You can add more details to the handle if you chose to.
The lightsaber cake image pictured here was provided courtesy of You, On a Cookie. This design is currently their most popular cake. The lightsaber is made of hard candy. A mold making kit was purchased to help them create the shape. They even backlit the lightsaber by placing glow sticks behind it so that when the lights went out... the saber glowed! The finished lightsaber is then placed on a cake covered in fondant or buttercream and accented with personalized edible cake images.
Dueling Darth vs. Luke Cake
The Wilton Star Wars R2D2 cake pan # 2105-1294 has been discontinued, but it is still available for sale. If you do purchase this cake pan for your birthday cake and it does not come with the original decorating instructions, you can download them here. These instructions include the baking instructions as well as the decorating tips and icing colors you need to create the R2D2 cake design.
Photos provided courtesy of el cad, princessrica, jenniferrt66, and lesleyhyphenanne.
3D R2D2 Cake Photo TutorialClick thumbnail to view full-size
3D Yoda Cake
Sandra (socakes) provides a complete photo tutorial on how to create a 3D Yoda birthday cake.
- Start with a 6" round cake pan and a bowl shaped tin
- Once cooled, stack the cakes and cover in buttercream
- The body is then covered in green and brown fondant
- Yoda's head is created out of chocolate crackle (like rice crispy treats) and inserted using a bamboo skewer into the body
For full cake instructions including photos visit Sandra's blog.
Darth Vader Cakes & CupcakesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Death Star Cake Photos
Death Star Cake
A Star Wars Death Star cake can be created by baking a cake in a Wilton Ball Cake Pan. Once the cake is cooled and the ball shape is formed, cover the entire cake in buttercream.
Then, you can do one of two things.
- Cut out pieces of fondant and attach them randomly around the ball.
- Cover the entire cake ball in fondant and using a sharp edge/knife make indents in the cake to form the squares.
How to Make a Stormtrooper Cake
- Tiny Kitchen Cakes: Behind the Scenes - Stormtrooper Cake
I was taken by surprise that my fridends (almost) 4 year old asked for a stormtooper cake for his 4th birday. I though about it for a while and decided that I could make one, but it would take sometime and a practice cake before I felt comfortable.
- Making a Stormtrooper Cake
First, May baked from scratch a buttermilk layer cake, a Joy of Cooking recipe. I used a simple pattern that I drew for a stormtrooper, trimming the sides of the cake to form the top part of the helmet. With the trimmings, I built up the bottom part.
Boba Fett Cake Photo TutorialClick thumbnail to view full-size
Boba Fett Cake
This Boba Fett cake photo tutorial is provided courtesy of Rob & Emily.
The image was hand drawn onto the cake. Click here to view all of the photos in the tutorial.
Lego Star Wars Cake
To create a Lego Star Wars cake, you can bake a sheet cake and then top it with mini Lego Star Wars figures.
Or, you could bake Lego shaped cakes and add the figures to that instead. Another idea would be to add a Lego Star Wars edible cake image to your home baked cake.
Star Wars Cake Poll
Which Star Wars cake design on this page is your favorite?
Star Wars Party PacksClick thumbnail to view full-size
Star Wars Party Supplies
There are three Star Wars party packs available on the market including Star Wars 3-D Feel the Force Pack, Lego Star Wars and Star Wars Clone Wars.
These Star Wars party supplies have many party items avaible including a plates, cups, table cover, party favor kits, stand up character decorations, Darth Vader pinata, invitations, thank you cards, wall decal decorations, personalized birthday party banners, napkins, balloons, curling ribbon, streamers and more.
These fun party supplies would make a wonderful addition to your birthday party celebration!