Saturday, May 14, 2011

Star Wars Party: Episode 2

All righty! More party prep: Food time. To see the invites and lightsabers, check out Episode 1. And games, check out Episode 3.

There is a lot of fun to be had with the combo of Star Wars and food.
There is the practically required Yoda Soda.

Mix green sherbet and lemon-lime pop. (Yep, we really say pop around these parts.)

And your Wookie Cookies.

We made banana cookies using this recipe. I figured Chewbacca kind of looks like a big ape-man, so banana seemed right. If I wasn't concerned about peanut allergies, no-bakes would have sort of looked like Chewie, and I might have done that.

I also figured if you take Trail Mix when you travel, they probably had Space Mix when they went into hyperspace.

I mixed Cheez-its, popcorn, and pretzels.

You may have heard of Coruscant (say core-i-sant), the planet-city and seat of government. We made Coruscantwiches. Get it? I love it.

They are just little lunch meat sandwiches on rolls.
Also in the running were little burgers and calling them Bantha Burgers, but I didn't want to mess with keeping them warm.

This hilarious idea was from Angie at The Cellar Door. Help free Han Solo from Carbonite! It's grape jell-o with a Han Solo figure (first cleaned) and submersed in the gelatin.

Here's a little bit brighter picture from when I made it:

Just mix your jell-o (2 boxes) and then add the figure and let it set up like normal.

And the  pièce de résistance:
Millenium Falcon Cake. With Darth Malt ice cream.

To make the Darth Malt ice cream, let vanilla ice cream soften, crush Whoppers candies, and mix into the ice cream. Let it set back up in the freezer.

If you would like a cake tutorial, keep reading.

The first step was to make a board shaped like the Millenium Falcon. I had it easy because we have a Lego Millenium Falcon, so I put it on my board and traced around it.

Then Matt cut the board and used a couple wood blocks to raise it up and to secure the cockpit to the side.

We used a brownie cake recipe because I wanted a thin, dense cake. We needed three 9 x 13 cakes. I set one cake on the base.

Used a knife and cut the excess cake so that it fit to the base.

And did this until the base was covered in one layer of cake.

On the part of the Millenium Falcon that is domed, I first frosted the cake and then added another layer. I trimmed where needed and filled in with cake I had already cut off where needed. Shaving carefully with the knife, I made the dome shape.

We bought a package of premade fondant at Michael's and some black food coloring, super concentrated kind. Matt added the food coloring and kneaded the fondant to work it in until we liked the gray color.

He rolled it out while I frosted the whole cake. Then we carefully laid the fondant over cake, smoothed it down and trimmed the excess.

The next step was detailing the Millenium Falcon. I used my Lego version as a guide, but a picture would work too. 

I put royal icing in a squeeze bottle and drew lines where the ship's panels came together. 

I added black coloring to the icing and did some black details and I also used some red piping gel for a few more details.

Matt shaped the dish out of fondant and he also made the guns. We came up with the idea to use four candles as the four guns on top.

Our little guy was so happy with it, and we were too!

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  1. This is awesome! Of course, all kids will love the stuff you prepared :) I'm so digging the Yoda Soda. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  2. Ummm, holy crap. You put most home birthday parties to shame! That cake is uh-maz-ing!

    I'm following you in return! Already digging what I see.

  3. Wow--that cake! You did a wonderful (and time consuming, I'm sure) job on this party! Love that trapped Han Solo!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm a follower.

  4. Well, I thought I was following you but for some reason it isn't showing up.

  5. Thanks, everyone! It was fun to do. I only get crazy with cakes for each of my kids' birthdays (so twice a year), and that's enough. :)

    Welcome aboard new followers! And Miss Charming, you are on there now. I don't know. Blogger gets weird sometimes. It's all good.

  6. Holy cow. This is the coolest party spread ever. Bravo, this must have been a lot of work to plan and prepare.

  7. This is AWESOME!! I'm visiting from A2Z Tuesdays Tips! My son would have loved that! I made a yoda cake for his birthday. Feel free to stop by and take a look. Can't wait to show him this! :)

  8. AMAZING!!!!! i love this party...i recognize alot of your treats from the starwars cook books (i have them all lol)! i'm sure it was a blast! found you over at the blackberry vine, come by for a visit sometime :)


  9. haha o my heck this is so awesome!!! i totally have to try this! I LOVE IT:) great job!!!

  10. That cake is fantastic! I love the way you used the birthday candles as the guns!

  11. We kind of thought the candles as the guns was a stroke of genius. :)

  12. Love your Star Wars party ideas! The Han Solo cracks me up! How creative! My son Luke wants to have a Star Wars party this Summer, so we'll definitely be using some of these fun ideas! Thanks!

  13. Coolest cake I have ever seen! Love all the details of the party. My boys would be over the moon. I'm your newest follower.

  14. Hey Jen, your star wars party turned out awesome. The way you named everything really made all the difference. I am so not creative like that, hehe. I love your jello, and the yoda soda, those were too cute.

    Your cake turned out amazing, totally worth all the work. GREAT job girl.

    Thank you so much for sharing this with ULTIMATE PARTY PLANNING Link Party. Hope you can stop by again and share with us!!

    Hugs, Bella :)


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