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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
black frosting
heart quins

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!

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21 Responses to “Princess Leia cupcakes”

  1. Julie says:

    these are the cutest cupcakes ever! I can’t wait to try making them!

  2. Qui-Gon says:

    Just how do you make black frosting? What colors do you have to mix togother?

  3. Nicole says:

    You are a genius!

  4. Candi says:

    If you want to save a step, they have oreos with chocolate icing.

  5. Allison says:

    Am going to make these for my son’s birthday. Did you have any problem with the oreo cookies sticking???? what kind of icing did you use?

  6. gorillabuns says:

    I LOVE THESE!!!!

    i need to make them just because.

  7. Tauni says:

    These cupcakes are AWESOME! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

  8. geeky beekie says:

    After a recent Star Wars marathon we had while sick, my daughter informed me that she wants a Star Wars birthday.

    I definitely want to try these cupcakes. Thankfully I have until October to figure out what else I’m going to do. :/

  9. Emily says:

    These are FABULOUS! My almost 5 year old daughter, who is usually the girly girl, informed me she wants a star wars party. I have been really trying to steer her away from it…until i saw THESE! I’m so excited now! Thank you so much!

  10. vicki says:

    wow these are amazing and dont look hard at all cant wait to try and make them!!

  11. Laura says:

    Perfect for my 6 year old daughter’s Star Wars birthday party!

  12. Alvaro says:

    Really cool cupcake.

    (I traveled 8 ‘Via’ to reach here by the way)

  13. Kelly M says:

    I made these for my son’s Star Wars birthday party along with the Vader and Yoda ones, and wouldn’t you know, ALL the girl’s at the party rushed to get one of the Leia ones. They were so cute, thank you for the idea!

  14. Robyn says:

    I went for the retro look and gave Leah blue hair. Super cute!

  15. Caroline Timmins says:

    Thank you, these are fab. I made them for a party today.

  16. Tanya B says:

    So cute and clever! I made these for my hubby on his 39th birthday (Christmas Day!!) and he loved them. Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. Sydney says:

    So cute!! Cant wait to try them.

  18. Ishani says:

    I made these recently and posted the pic – loads of comments from my friends! It took so little time when I used ready made up cakes so almost instant gratification for two Star Wars obsessives! Thanks……..

  19. erin says:

    These are adorable! I love the Oreo buns!

  20. Susan says:

    Made these tonight and overall they came out great, but my Oreo “buns” kept falling off a few of the cupcakes. Can’t figure out why, the east seemed to stay fine…

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