From our Star Wars crazed home to yours…
I love Google Images. I click that tab ALL the time when browsing for projects because instead of a bunch of links, I get photos with them! I saw these when I was looking for Star Wars Cake ideas for Dallin.
Here is my Inspiration. There weren’t any instructions, but they looked pretty self explanatory and ended up being very easy to make. Aaron made some too!
You’ll need some fondant in a variety of colors. I like this recipe for marshmallow fondant. Inexpensive, easy, and I’ve heard it tastes much better than store bought fondant. I don’t care for fondant at all, I think it’s the texture, but my kids love the marshmallow stuff. To get the nice bold colors, use Wilton’s concentrated food coloring paste. It comes in many colors.
Cover your surface with some corn starch or powdered sugar. Roll out your fondant into a long rope. This one is about 1/2″ thick.
Cut into desired light saber lengths. Ours were 2″ in length and the handles were 3/4 “.
Aaron is demonstrating this 🙂
Do the same with the fondant that you are going to use for the handles. We attached them to the lights with some clear vanilla extract. Just dab some on the end of the green section with a paintbrush and add the handle. Push together gently and set on a sheet with waxed paper.
To form the grooves, simply score with a knife.
Let dry for 2 days or until hard. Below you can see the ones that Aaron made. He has some pretty awesome double sided light sabers.
Add them to your cupcakes shortly before serving. They shouldn’t be on the cupcakes more than 8-12 hours ahead of serving or they will start to get soft again by soaking in some of the moisture from the frosting.
And there you go! Dallin’s class loved these. The children kept asking if they could eat the light sabers!