How to Make a Star Wars Cake

Updated on May 19, 2016
Star Wars birthday cake.
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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

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R2D2 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 Tutorial

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Yoda birthday cake.
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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 & Cupcakes

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3D Darth Vader Cake
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Darth Vader Birthday Cakes
Darth Vader Birthday Cakes | Source
Darth Vader Sugar Paste Cake
Darth Vader Sugar Paste Cake | Source

Death Star Cake Photos

Death Star Birthday Cake
Death Star Birthday Cake | Source

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.

  1. Cut out pieces of fondant and attach them randomly around the ball.
  2. Cover the entire cake ball in fondant and using a sharp edge/knife make indents in the cake to form the squares.

Stormtrooper Cakes

Stormtrooper Birthday Cake
Stormtrooper Birthday Cake | Source

Boba Fett Cake Photo Tutorial

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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 birthday cake.
Lego Star Wars birthday cake. | Source

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.

Chewbacca Cake

Chewbacca Birthday Cake
Chewbacca Birthday Cake | Source

Star Wars Cake Poll

Which Star Wars cake design on this page is your favorite?

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Star Wars Party Packs

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Star Wars party supplies.
Star Wars party supplies.
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Clone Wars Party Supplies
Lego Star Wars Party Supplies
Lego Star Wars Party Supplies

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!

Star Wars Cake Talk

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      harsha1973 5 years ago

      loved the cakes ,will surely try for my son.

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      LauraGT 5 years ago from MA

      My 5-year old son is obsessed with Star Wars. I'm sure this will come in handy at his next birthday. Thanks for all the great tips.

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      Purple Perl 5 years ago from Bangalore,India

      So creative. Definitely the star attraction at any party.

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      Janet21 5 years ago from New York

      @Raffy; The Star Wars cakes displayed on this page were created by talented cake artists. That is why the logo looks amazing! :)

      @Christina; That Star Wars light saber cake was created by You, On a Cookie. You could try contacting this cake decorator via her flickr page to find out where she purchased the mold.

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      Christina 5 years ago

      Hello Janet21. I was checking your website, and seen the picture of the lightsaber cake. And was wondering how they did the saber part. It said they had a mold??? Where could i get one? Thanks..

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      Raffy 6 years ago

      Cakes look awesome!!! How do u get the starwars logo so perfect???

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      jeremytorres 6 years ago

      I love the Yoda cake. I wonder if my nephew got scared of it if I give it on his b-day.:)

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      Janet21 7 years ago from New York

      Awesome Star Wars cake Emma! Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Emma Tysoe 7 years ago

      Wow amazing and informative site, well done.

      After watching Ace of Cake make a R2D2 cake I had to give it a go. I made it before seeing this page I think I did an ok job :o)

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      Janet21 7 years ago from New York

      @Loraine: I am glad my page has provided you with ideas for your Star Wars cake. Hope your son has a wonderful birthday party!

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      Loraine 7 years ago

      Looking to use the Building Block Cake recipe to build a lego star wars cake. Thanks for the great idea. I know my son, who is going to be 9, is going to love it!

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      bletchen 7 years ago from uk

      These are wonderful. if only i could have persuaded my wife to have the Yoda cake as a wedding cake.

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      lafenty 7 years ago from California

      Want to make a star wars cake for my son who is going to be 22. Not just for kids! Great info, thanks.

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      Browland 7 years ago from Georgia

      These are great! I don't have to wait to have kids to want to try one of these. Both my husband and I (and a lot of our friends) would be thrilled to have one of these awesome Star Wars cakes! Of course, he's the baker, so he'd probably be better at cake making than me!

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      Moe 8 years ago

      I'm making my son a R2D2 cake for his 40th. I love the ideas from the internet.

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      @Between the Pages: Great cake! Thanks for sharing the link. :)

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      Between The Pages 8 years ago

      Here's a link to a Republic Attack Gunship Cake that I made last year.

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      @13yrs: In my opinion, the easiest Star Wars cake to make would be to use an edible cake image. Maybe you can have someone purchase one for you. Then, you can bake a basic cake at home and decorate with white icing. Once the icing is finished, you then place the cake image on top. These cake images are very cool and you can even personalize it with your brother's name. Good luck!

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      13yrs. 8 years ago

      I am only 13 years old and i want to know how to decorate an easy cake, (starwars)for my 16 yr old brother. i cant do any of that fancy-shmacy stuff. i can decorate very well, but i have trouble coming up with ideas!! any suggestions?

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      sweet_celebrate 8 years ago

      Wow these are awesome. I especially love the light saber cake. My little guy would go nuts over any one of them. He's 6 and Star Wars is HUGE with the boys right now. Thanks for sharing...and inspiring! :o)

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      BevsPaper 8 years ago from Central Indiana

      What a fun page! Loved the Yoda and Chewbacca cakes the best.

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      lisa42 8 years ago from Sacramento

      I love the 3D Yoda. I'll never have the time or talent to make something so wonderful, but I love looking at other people's creations.

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      The Steve 8 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      LOL! Great hub! The Darth Vader and Yoda cakes had me rolling! It prompted me to do a google search on Star Wars birthday cakes and there are some REALLY bad ones out there, though I'm sure they're fun for the kids. The scary part was, most of 'em say "Happy 40th" on the top. :-O Thanks for the laugh! ROFL!

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      lafenty 8 years ago from California

      It's amazing how Star Wars continues to be such a favorite. I make Star Wars costumes, and birthday presents represent a big part of my buyers. Not just for kids either. Very nice designs. My sons, age 21 and 25 would love one of these Star Wars cakes!

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      Janet21 8 years ago from New York

      I love the creativity of these cake designs as well. I wish I was half as talented as these decorators. I have been so inspired that I am considering taking some Wilton cake decorating courses at my local craft store.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Woops had to come back forgot to press the up button LMAO :)

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Oh I adore the Yoda one especially. If I was an android I would easily marry him, I have always thought how cute he is ROFL. Omg this really shows how creative people can be to come up with these brilliant designs. This one now brings back memories of the Super Mario one, that was awesome too. I love fun creative hubs like these. You have excelled yourself again, may the force be with you. (VAROOM) ....the engine noise of a Jedi fighter plane haha. :)

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      Jennifer Akers 8 years ago

      I enjoy making my son's birthday cakes. Although he's 12 now, he keeps coming up with more elaborate ideas. He'll love to see these! I love the lightsaber cake, especially the idea of lighting it up with a glow stick.

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      shibashake 8 years ago

      That Yoda cake is amazing looking! Love the pictures and the way you build your hubs.