My lovely friend Theresa was having a baby shower and seeing as how we are both founding members of the LxL – League of Extraordinary Ladies, I knew that I wanted to make baby cupcakes, but not just any babies – Jedi babies. That’s right, padawan cupcakes! It was just the right cupcake for a geeky baby shower!
The mom2be requested lemon cupcakes. I always like to bake baby shower cupcakes in petal liners, I don’t know why. Maybe because they make a pretty presentation and it’s like the baby is blooming right out of the flower. Cause that’s how babies are born — magically, in a garden right? Hm. I might be wrong about that.
Once the cupcakes are baked, cooled and frosted, set them aside and start on the younglings.
For the blankets use 2 Starburst of the same color and microwave them in a small bowl for 8-10 seconds.
Then using a rolling pin, roll them out flat into a squarish sized ‘blanket.’ Cut the edges if necessary or I also like to use clean crafting edge scissors.
Take the mini lightsabers and push them through the Starburst so that they stay put.
Using a #2 tip, pipe the black frosting on the Mini Nilla Wafer making eyes and maybe a little hair. A small dot of frosting will stick the tiny pink heart quin for the ‘lips.’
Now to start assembling! Cut a marshmallow in half and lay down one side for the ‘pillow’ and the other perpendicular – this will form the ‘body’ of the baby under the blanket.
Add a dab of frosting on the marshmallows and place the Nilla Wafer head on the pillow, then drape the Starburst blanket over the body area.
There you have it – little sleepy padawan, easy as can be. Whether your baby grows up to be a Sith Lord or the leader of the Rebel Alliance these cupcakes will be enjoyed by all.