Princess Leia cupcakes
These were part of the Ultimate Star Wars party (recap here)
The only main female character in the original Star Wars trilogy, Princess Leia made her mark not only by her wits, bravery but also with her fashion choices. Her icon status was sealed with the double hair buns that were steadfastly by her side when she held her ground in battle. Other looks came and went, Hoth braids, Endor chic, but it’s the hair buns that were the most memorable.
Translating the hairdo to dessert was obvious, because who doesn’t look at Oreos and immediatly think “hairstyle?” It’s the ‘do that makes the woman and in this case, it’s the ‘do that makes the cupcake.
cream cheese frosting
Take your cooled cupcake and spread a THIN smooth layer of frosting on top. I used cream cheese frosting because it has a slight off white tint to it, which I liked for the complexion.
Take the black frosting with a #4 tip and start on one side of the hair first. (We are going for a middle part, here.) Add the other side of the hair and then the eyes. Place a little heart quin for the lips. Now for the hair buns, stick an Oreo to one side of the cupcake liner, using the black frosting to hold it tight. Do the same for the other side. To get rid of the ‘white line’ i.e. creamy center, simply run a thin layer of black frosting down the center of the sandwich cookie.
These cupcakes are sure to impress any little jedis to be at your next Star Wars party!