Star Wars is always popular with kids, especially boys.
Chances are, if you have a boy in the family, you will eventually be planning a Star Wars party. And, if you’re like most parents, you’ll want to keep that party on a budget, meaning you may be hunting for some DIY Star Wars party ideas.
You’ll also want a fun Star Wars cake. Right?
Whether you’re planning a birthday party or a celebration for May the Fourth Be with You, you’ll find the best Darth Vader cake ideas below.
When it comes to the original trilogy, Darth Vader is one of the most popular characters. He’s mysterious, powerful, and the perfect bit of scary for kids.
Vader is the perfect character to base your cake on.
There’s no need to run to a professional baker. These creative ideas will leave you with a Star Wars cake you can be proud of.
If you have a child that enjoys the Star Wars movies, you may also want to try making your own pool noodle lightsabers. They make acting out your favorite scenes fun, and they are safer than those plastic ones you find at the store.
How to Make a Darth Vader Cake
Pick one of the DIY Star Wars cake ideas below and create an awesome Darth Vader themed cake that will wow the guests.
- Skip buying a special pan, and use the baking pans you already have to make this DIY Darth Vader Cake.
- Use black fondant to create this Star Wars cake with a picture of Darth Vader’s head.
- Have a bell-shaped cookie cutter at home? Use it to help decorate these Darth Vader cupcakes.
- Make your own edible Darth Vader cupcake toppers with royal icing.
- Star Wars fans will rave over this 3-dimensional cake of Darth Vader.
Simple Darth Vader Cake Ideas
Want something that’s even easier and takes almost no time to do?
These fun ideas will make it super simple to create your very own cake for your Star Wars fan. (Affiliate links are provided below. See my full disclosure for more details.)
- Add this Darth Vader to the top of any cake to turn it into a fun Star Wars cake. Kids will love that his red light saber doubles as a candle.
- Party goers will love this 3-dimensional darth vader cake topper. It even has sound effects!
- Using an edible Star Wars cake topper will make your homemade cake look like it was made by a professional.
- Purchase your own Darth Vader cake pan and make it super simple to celebrate Star Wars any day of the year.
- Use these fun Star Wars cookie cutters as stencils to decorate your cake. Simply fill in the centers with sprinkles and remove the cookie cutters to leave the characters behind.
No matter which of these Darth Vader cakes you try, be sure to create your own mini R2D2 craft. It makes a cute party decoration and keepsake.
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Updated from April 2019.