Thursday, June 24, 2010

Star Wars: The Cookie, The Cake & ...The Hair?!


Star Wars is a big deal around here (there are 3 guys in my house).  Literally two seconds after I told my husband that Star Wars cookie cutters existed, he'd ordered them.  I was more excited because the press & stamp design meant they'd be ideal for my new modeling chocolate fixation.  These were the cookies I made using the cutters for both the dough & the chocolate.  I added a little sparkly piping gel for flair:


 Now I could be a complete moron when it comes to cookie making, but I was kind of disappointed in how the details & basic shape of the cutter totally disappeared once baked.  You can see what I mean because the modeling chocolate overlay is the exact size the cookie underneath it was before put in the oven.


And the package made the cookies look amazing because of the colorful & phenomenal icing job, but let's get real - a mom with 3 kids underfoot, a mountain of laundry and a to-do list a mile long doesn't have 5 hours to carefully ice a bunch of cookies to perfection.  Especially when they are going to be inhaled 2 seconds after she's done.  Enter my new love, modeling chocolate.  Roll it out, stamp it with the cutter and slap it on top.  You have all the detail & perfection, but a lot less work.  And if it doesn't look right, squash it and re-roll it.  Try that with an icing pen!  In case you missed yesterday's post, you can find my modeling chocolate tutorial here.

But what about cakes, isn't this cake week, you say?  Well my nephew is also a Star Wars fan, so I surprised him with this cake:


This time I went a bit modeling chocolate crazy & covered the cake with some spacey gray (the starry flecks were thanks to not melting the chocolate quite enough when I made it, but totally worked with my theme!).  I wrapped the sides with a layer of black and added our cutouts.


But what does Princess Leia think of all this deliciousness?


She's all about it.  This was my latest Hairdo Hat: The Space Princess.  It was a bit more time consuming to make, but I totally love the effect.


I'm pretty sure she'll be rockin' this as a Halloween costume this year.  Here she's practicing her "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."



UPDATE: Got to have your own Space Princess Hairdo Hat?  By popular demand, custom Space Princess Hairdo Hats & the pattern to make your own are now available in my Etsy shop: The Green Hedgehog.

Have you made themed cakes & cookies?  Throw your pics up in the CraftShare Flickr pool.  We've got some Star Wars & an Indiana Jones there already, so come on & show what you've got!

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36 comments:

  1. That is awesome! My guy sure loves star wars, too. I'll have to try an icing pen. Great idea! I love love the Princess Leia hat. What a good idea!

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  2. OMG! I would love that hat for my daughter. My hubby is a total star wars fan and would die if I brought Livie in wearing that!

    Love the cookies too - look delish.

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

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  3. Okay, that is way, way beyond adorable!!! If my girls didn't have a ton of hair, I would so make one!!

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  4. I may make one for Savannah anyways...she's a geek and digs hats!

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  5. Love it all - love the cookies, love the cake, love the hair!!

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  6. OH how my daughter would LOOOOOOOOOVE that hat!! But I don't think with her super curls it would fit. I love everything. totally awesome!

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  7. i show my boys this post and now they want you to adopt them...

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  8. How fun! We love Star WArs at our house! I will have to think about Halloween... You've inspired me! Have a great day!

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  9. This hat rocks!!! I love it when people (especially babies) rock the Leia look.

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  10. Too awesome! I saw those cookie cutters and wanted to buy them so badly!

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  11. Love it. very pretty!You have a great blog! I am your new follower. Come by and visit me at http://showememama.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my goodness that is the most adorable hat EVER. I would love to know how you made it!

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  14. Your hat is hysterical! LOVE IT!!!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  15. THis hair is DARLING! : )

    I also wanted to let you know that I featured you here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunday-spotlight-soys-33-favorites.html

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  16. I saw the hat over at Tatertots and Jello and I could not stop smiling. That is sooo clever. Love it.

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  17. She looks too cute! Everyone should have Leia hair!

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  18. My kidders would be sooooo jealous...they are Star Wars fanatics, tooo....you must have a high midi-chlorian count!

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  19. My boys love Star Wars. Now I just need to find a little girl to wear that hat!

    http://momoutnumbered.blogspot.com/

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  20. Wow! You are so creative! I love it! I'm visiting with sumo. Hope you visit me too.

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  21. As a huge nerd, I salute you! What an adorable hat! I wish i had thought of it :)
    But seriously, I'm geeking out...so cute


    http://iheartjennysart.com

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  22. You are just too funny! That hat is adorable and loved reading more about modeling chocolate! All the best, and thanks for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  23. Very cute hat (thanks for the link, Craftzine.com) - RE: the cookies, try a different dough recipe. something that doesn't spread when cooked is best. Maybe a shortbread?

    LOVE modeling chocolate!!

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  24. Very cute hat (thanks for the link, Craftzine.com) - RE: the cookies, try a different dough recipe. something that doesn't spread when cooked is best. Maybe a shortbread?

    LOVE modeling chocolate!!

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  25. Ok, so my daughter name is Aléxia and her nickname is Leia...is there any way you can sell one of these? thanks :)

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  26. I have the same cookie cutters, and they work fine for us. I used the receipe that came with the box, they were so cute, we skipped the icing part!
    I like that you use the cutter for the chocolate, I will have to try!
    Love the hair!

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  27. Ok- it's official~ best Star Wars confections/ hats ever! :)

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  28. I would like to exchange links with your site sewcando.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?

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  29. The Leia & Yoda baby hats are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!
    Literally made me laugh out loud and will be telling everyone to check it out.

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  30. OK, so I'm the crazy mom with no time who does spend hours decorating cookies, sigh... but on to the Leia hat. I'm completely enthralled by this hat! Wow. Wow. Wish my sewing skills weren't seriously lacking. Love love love it!

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  31. My sister has the Star Wars pancake molds. They are a hit too.

    But that hat is the best! It brought a smile to my face. I can only imagine the reactions you get when you take her out in it. You are very creative!

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  32. OMG again...This i s so stinking funny..Love this Great idea

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