Okay, so I'm a little late.
But on the fourth, I was kind of busy. See, it's not only Star Wars day, it's also my birthday. And also the birthday of my cousin's teenage daughter. Since it fell on a weekend this year, we decided to share a party - and make it Star Wars themed!
This was our cake:
I know, he has no legs. I was originally planning to make legs out of styrofoam and cover them with sugarpaste, etc etc, but time got away from me, and that never quite happened. Nevertheless (and despite the fact that yes, I am aware his panelling is not absolutely 100% accurate), I am very happy with this little guy. And with half of him made of Nutella mud cake, and the other half Margarita madeira cake, he was Most Definitely the droid we were looking for...
Oh yes, and there were cookies...
Aww, isn't that sweet? A family portrait...
I should say a quick thank you here to the Completely Amazing Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle, as my Yoda, Darth Vader and Millenium Falcon cookies are direct copies of hers. The other designs I figured out myself from photos of the various characters/Death Stars/light sabers.
In case you were wondering, The Muffin helped a little with these - she did Leia's and Han's hair, and also some of the stars. And the other birthday girl helped out too - she filled in Darth Maul's face with red, and also did the red sections on Boba Fett - her first time with a piping bag! We gave her a cake cookbook for her birthday after that (can you tell the children in our family are being steadily dragged into my baking obsession? I Shall Assimilate Them All, mwah ha haaah! Ahem.)
I wanted to incorporate some of the more iconic characters from the new(er) movies as well as the originals, as I (as the "old") was dressing as Leia, while the Other Birthday Girl (as the "new") was coming as Padme. So Amidala and Darth Maul were the obvious choices. Amidala was a bit of a challenge...
It was very hard to avoid her resembling a Balinese dancer, I'm afraid, but in context at least she was easily recognisable. Here's the whole gang:
I must say, the most amusing part of sharing this party with my not-so-little-anymore cousin was that she agreed to this party theme Having Never Seen Star Wars. I am not kidding - I bet most fifteen year old girls are not such good sports! So during the week before the party, we had her over for a sleepover, so she could
"WHAT? NO! But... but... No, that's just wrong! But she and Luke make SUCH a cute couple!!"
Too funny. :o)
And in case you're wondering where I got my Leia costume, I made it! Who wants to see?