This year, all the usual charms and delights of the holiday season are unmistakably charged with anticipation for The Force Awakens. So if you’re aStar Warsfan, there’s no better excuse to apply the power of the Force to your typical holiday baking routine.
Admit it: you’ve already hung your tree with tiny BB-8s and plasteredsuper-sized glowing lightsabersacross your front lawn, so whylimit your culinary vision to boring cookies and cakes? Luckily, Disneys merchandising team has been hard at work making sure your kitchen is as filled with Star Wars cheer as the rest of your home.
Here are some fun items you can add to your own kitchen to help create treats (or gift ideas for your favorite nerdy baker)just in time to have you stress-eating goodies until the big premiere.
This Darth Vader mold is a great choice because it pulls double duty. First, it can create ice cubes sure to impress the Star Wars fans at your holiday cocktail party. Imagine Vaders helmet floating conspicuously in, say, this classy cranberry champagne cocktail. Then, during more sober moments (depending on your baking style), you can use it as a chocolate or candy mold to give some geeky personality to your holiday treats.
This is a nerdy treat thats just for you. Your old measuring cups will collect dust in a drawer when you have the option to use these little guys. The ThinkGeek exclusive stacks into an R2-D2 thatll be a daily delight to see sitting on your countertop. Useful and cute? Sign us up.
If youve spent any amount of time Googling Star Wars cookie cutters, you know just how many options are out there. And honestly, you probably cant go wrong with any of them. But great cookies start with great dough, so whether youre making gingerbread Wookies or basic sugar cookies to slather with frosting, find a tried and true recipe before giving your cookies their Star Wars-inspired shapes.
While cutters are a welcome shortcut to great-looking cookies, you can also go it alone if youre feeling confident in your decorating abilities. Heres one fan who made some amazing stormtrooper cookies from scratch.
Cupcakes, muffins, mini quichestheres really nothing you cant make more delightful with Star Wars baking cups. But with the holiday season in mind, consider putting some of your more delicate cookies, chocolates, or treats like caramel corn in these wrappers before sharing them with your friends.
Almost as popular as Star Wars cookie cutters are Star Wars aprons. For a quick fix, there’s plenty ofDarth Vader to be found, but if you have more time and can do some digging, there are some jaw-droppingly beautiful aprons available from individual crafters, like this retro BB-8 apron from Etsy seller Bellalise. Yes, please. The Boba Fett number pictured above from ActionPink is probably too cute (and, at $125, too pricy) to actually use for cooking, but we want it anyway.
Whats better than sharing Star Wars treats? Keeping them all for yourself. Just kidding! Its sharing them on this awesome Millennium Falcon serving platter. If you want to drop the mic at your holiday potluck or cookie exchange, show up with this baby.
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