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Star Wars Cake and Cupcake Ideas for Parties

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Janet loves planning elaborate birthday parties for her kids and friends. She also enjoys baking and decorating cakes.

Star Wars birthday cake.

Star Wars birthday cake.

A Star Wars birthday is a very popular party theme among kids, as well as many adults. If you are hosting a party with this theme 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 ideas here include:

  • R2D2
  • Lightsaber
  • Death Star
  • Stormtrooper
  • 3D Yoda
  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Millennium Falcon
  • Lego Star Wars
  • Clone Wars

You will also find other Star Wars party supplies here including officially licensed partyware, personalized party invitations, custom party favors, decorations, and more.

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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.

Here is a tutorial from Crafter.

Dueling Darth vs. Luke Cake

Dueling Darth vs. Luke Cake

R2D2 Cake

The Wilton Star Wars R2D2 cake pan # 2105-1294 has been discontinued, but it is still available for sale.

Photos provided courtesy of el cad, princessrica, jenniferrt66, and lesleyhyphenanne.

Yoda birthday cake.

Yoda birthday cake.

3D Yoda Cake

Sandra (socakes) provides a complete photo tutorial on how to create a 3D Yoda 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.

Death Star Cake

Death Star Cake

Death Star Cake

A 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 Cake

Stormtrooper Cake

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.

Boba Fett Cake

This Boba Fett cake photo tutorial is provided courtesy of Rob & Emily.

The image was hand-drawn onto the cake. There is a great photo gallery on Flickr that shows how it was done.

Lego Star Wars birthday cake.

Lego Star Wars birthday cake.

Chewbacca Cake

Chewbacca Cake

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

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 available including plates, cups, table-cover, party favor kits, stand-up character decorations, Darth Vader piñata, 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

harsha1973 on July 14, 2012:

loved the cakes ,will surely try for my son.

LauraGT from MA on June 07, 2012:

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.

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on May 15, 2012:

So creative. Definitely the star attraction at any party.

Janet21 (author) from New York on May 15, 2012:

@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.

Christina on April 29, 2012:

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..

Raffy on November 29, 2011:

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

jeremytorres on July 08, 2011:

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

Janet21 (author) from New York on March 02, 2011:

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

Emma Tysoe on March 02, 2011:

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)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/origami4you/548734072...

Janet21 (author) from New York on January 13, 2011:

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

Loraine on January 13, 2011:

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!

bletchen from uk on September 21, 2010:

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

lafenty from California on June 06, 2010:

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

Browland from Georgia on April 06, 2010:

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!

Moe on February 23, 2010:

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

Janet21 (author) from New York on February 16, 2010:

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

Between The Pages on February 16, 2010:

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

Janet21 (author) from New York on February 07, 2010:

@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!

13yrs. on February 06, 2010:

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?

sweet_celebrate on November 29, 2009:

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)

BevsPaper from Central Indiana on November 15, 2009:

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

lisa42 from Sacramento on August 08, 2009:

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.

The Steve from Clearwater, Florida on July 29, 2009:

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!

lafenty from California on July 12, 2009:

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!

Janet21 (author) from New York on July 03, 2009:

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.

blondepoet from australia on July 03, 2009:

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

blondepoet from australia on July 03, 2009:

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. :)

Jennifer Akers on June 19, 2009:

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.

shibashake on June 19, 2009:

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