May The Fourth Be With You!

How is it possible in the western world to reach adulthood without seeing Star Wars? Mr W managed to avoid one of the most popular films of all time by allegedly spending his youth “outside playing football”. Lucky for him he has a group of caring friends who lured him to Crumb Towers to be educated. How to mark such an occasion? With cake of course!

Now I’m not the worlds biggest Star Wars fan (I’m more of a Doctor Who kind of girl), but I do think everybody should see the first three films, if only for the sake of knowing your cultural references! And by the first three films, I mean exactly that. Star Wars, Return of the Jedi and The Empire strikes back, none of your “New Hope” nonsense. What was George Lucas thinking when he make those ghastly prequels? It’s not as if he needed the money or anything! The latest film “The Force Awakens” was fab though, I just hope they can keep it up!

Over the course of three weekends (we’re too old and tired for movie marathons now) we managed to drag a reluctant Mr W away from his healthy outdoor pursuits and get him to sit in front of the telly like normal people. Each film needed it’s own novelty cake, I must say, it was a lot of fun making them and I hope you feel inspired to let out your inner geek once in a while!tatooine 1This one, of course, is the surface of Luke Skywalker’s home planet Tatooine. Made from biscuit crumbs, brown sugar and popping candy!

hothThe ice plant ot Hoth is represented by a cream filled angel cake topped with a cute little fondant Wampa, complete with adorable dripping red claws (awww!).

sarlac close sarlac mouthI’m rather proud of this one, the Mighty Sarlaac, a bundt cake topped with butterscotch icing and cake crumbs. The razor sharp teeth are flaked almonds and the tentacles dragging unwary folks to their doom are fruit strings. We didn’t have a Han Solo figure, that little guy in the picture is Rory from Doctor Who, but they look sort of similar!

You may notice that this Sarlaac lacks the CGI “tongue” which was added on when the film was released on DVD, don’t get me started on that….