Think the biggest geek event of the year is Comic Con? Nope. Every year my friend Mel throws the biggest and best party and it even has it’s own hashtag: #MelsBBQ People go so far as to fly in for this event so you know it’s a big deal.
So what happens when you get every geek in the land at one place, taking over social media and tweeting at one time? You get a BBQ to trend on twitter.
Since so many of the geek world show up to this event it’s only fitting that I bring geekiest of treats. Last year I made HULK cookies and this year I thought cupcakes would be the way to go.
Kotobukiya makes the most perfectly detailed geek molds. This is my homage to Red Five, an edible mini X-Wing and it’s Astromech droid. There is no tastier Galactic Civil War than one made out of chocolate.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
These molds are pretty intricate so spoon the chocolate into the molds can be difficult. I add a little at a time and get into all the crevices by using a toothpick.
Tap the mold several times until air bubbles come to the surface.
Place the molds in the freezer until set, approximately 10 minutes.
This part can be tricky. These two molds happen to make VERY delicate pieces, the wings of X-wing and Artoo’s feet in particular. To avoid breakage (which happens to me a lot), you have to be patient! Ease the chocolates out one at a time, loosening all around the edges.
Once the chocolates are turned out, keep them in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to use.
Place onto frosted cupcakes and serve!
You will definitely deserve a Medal of Yavin for making these cupcakes!