Whether you’re planning a Star Wars birthday party or looking for a fun movie night dessert, I have a force-filled list of Star Wars cake ideas that I’ve tried over the years.
From Star Wars character cakes to planets to sayings, there are endless ways to incorporate your favorite Star Wars moments into a delicious and unique cake.
Star Wars Cake Ideas
Below you’ll find some of the Star Wars desserts I’ve attempted — so far. (I have no plan to stop anytime soon, so expect this list to grow!)
Find all templates and Star Wars cake toppers that I used in the recipe post for each cake — and make sure to tag me on Instagram if you bake one of these cakes at home!
Darth Maul Cake
This Star Wars cake inspired by Darth Maul is a little fierce, but it isn’t as challenging as it looks!
Bugles were simply used for the horns on the top of Darth Maul’s head. For the marketings on his face, a template was used to help replicate the pattern. More photos and details on how to make this cake can be found in the how-to post.
(And for a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration of this cake, watch this TikTok.)
Ahsoka Tano Cake
This Star Wars drip cake is anything but boring. Pulling in elements from Ahsoka Tano herself, this cake features a blue and white white chocolate ganache drip to represent her lekku. The cake is iced in orange buttercream and includes a white design, achieved by using a template, to include her facial markings. Additionally, a DIY Ahsoka Tano cake topper pulls the entire cake together.
Find the full recipe, as well as the template to make this Star Wars cake topper in the recipe below.
Princess Leia Cake
This Princess Leia cake is perfect for when chilly temperatures outside have you thinking of life on Hoth.
This simple Star Wars cake is iced entirely in vanilla buttercream, but incorporates elements of Princess Leia’s Hoth vest from The Empire Strikes Back.
Learn how to make the buttercream badge that is featured on the top of the cake and download the template to include a Rebel logo in your cake design in the recipe below.
Endor Forest Ewok Cake
Journey to the forest moon of Endor with this Star Wars cake that pulls in elements of the forest with chocolate-covered pretzel trees, coffee buttercream icing, and, of course, an adorable Ewok.
Tatooine Sunset Cake
Tatooine is one of my favorite planets in the galaxy, so of course I had to make a Star Wars cake inspired by the sandy landscape of Tatooine. Featuring an ombre buttercream design, crushed graham crackers for the sand, and cake toppers for the moons, this Tatooine sunset cake is the perfect background for R2-D2 and C-3PO’s next adventure.
Mustafar Duel Cake
Cue Battle of the Heroes soundtrack.
What better way to capture the epic Mustafar lightsaber showdown between Anakin and Obi-Wan than with a geode cake to represent the lava surface of the planet?
Queen Amidala Cake
As a child, I was in love with Queen Amidala and her iconic fashion choices. So when thinking of a dessert inspired by The Phantom Menace, I decided to pull in elements of her iconic red dress. Covered in buttercream that emulates the patterns and textures of her dress, I also created edible sugar designs to represent the egg-like elements on the bottom of her dress. Learn how in the recipe below.
X-Wing Brownie Cake
Stay on Target! Stay on Target!
When I was asked to bring a Star Wars dessert for my little cousin’s birthday, I wanted to bring something simple and iconic. This brownie cake features the classic screen from the X-Wings in A New Hope as the pilots race to take down the Death Star. Rather than featuring the distance counter at the bottom, I chose to feature my cousin’s birthday instead.
Find the tutorial to make your own below.
Star Wars Valentine’s Day Cakes
Looking for the perfect gift for your Star Wars-obsessed valentine? These are the cakes you are looking for!
Choose between an R2-D2 or BB-8 phrase to create a Star Wars candy heart cake that will light up your Valentine’s face when they see it.
This Star Wars cake features the iconic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens.
Made with chocolate covered pretzels, the lightsabers are simply placed around the cake to give off nods to the light and dark side.