"Star Wars" Cake Ideas

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If the "Star Wars" movies are a family favourite, a "Star Wars" cake and birthday party may be your little boy's dream. You can create a cake using characters from one of the movies or create a space ship cake that resembles one of the "Star Wars" spacecraft.

Choose a cake design to highlight what your child loves most about "Star Wars," such as one of the characters.

Clone War Ship Cake

The Clone Wars warship is from one of the more recent "Star Wars" movies. This cake, resembling an arrow with a wide wing base at the bottom and space ship wings on the top, is white with black trim to create the details of the ship. A red frosting strip accents the top and the back wings. You can create the warship cake or order one from the bakery.

Star Wars Minature Character Cake

Order a basic rectangular cake decorated like any traditional birthday cake with a birthday message. Buy "Star Wars" character toys such as R2D2, Luke, Princess Leia, Chewbacca or Darth Vader. Place the characters on top of the cake. Your son will enjoy eating the cake and getting more toys for his collection.

Star Wars Logo Cake

Most bakers have a selection of logos you can order to decorate a cake. A "Star Wars" logo is a flat image from the movie series that goes directly on the middle of a sheet cake. Find out which movie is your daughter's favourite and choose a logo you think she'll love.

Yoda Cake

Yoda, the wise Jedi master, is a famous character from the "Star Wars" movies. You can order a cake featuring only his head or a standing Yoda. You might need to special-order the larger cake.

Most bakers will make such a cake just like they would any three-tier cake, but then use moulded chocolate to shape the edges and create a Yoda body with a head on top. Unless you are a professional cake maker, this is a cake design best left to a bakery because the Yoda cake is a challenge.