Wookie Cupcakes

Mini chocolate-peanut butter Wookie Cupcakes to be exact! As I said in Tuesday’s post, my friends and I celebrated “May the Fourth Be With You,” aka Star Wars Day, last Friday, May 4th! Since it was followed by Cinco de Mayo, we threw a party to celebrate both of these holidays… We all got together to watch the original trilogy, switching to Spanish-dubbing at midnight. Of course, I felt the need to make some Star Wars themed dessert, including both the Ewok Cake and the mini chocolate-peanut butter Wookie Cupcakes!

First, assemble your ingredients.

You are going to need:

  • Miniature chocolate cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Peanut butter frosting (I used the same recipe from the PB&J Cupcakes, thinned slightly with an additional tablespoon of milk to make it easier to pipe.)
  • 1 12-inch icing bag
  • A “grass” tip (I use Wilton’s #233 tip, which is designed for piping grass.)
  • A black gel food writer

Begin by preparing your icing bag. Place the icing tip in the bag, narrow end first. Using a pen, mark the bag about half-way along the metal tip. Remove the tip and cut the end of the bag off. Place the tip back in to the bag, narrow end first.

Fold over the top of the bag to form a cuff. Place the bag in a tall glass and fill with icing.

Unfold the top of the bag, and lift it out of the glass. Squeeze the top of the bag and twist it closed.

Use the peanut butter icing to cover give your Wookie a furry face. To do this, squeeze bag to form “grass”. Pull up and away moving from the center of the cupcake outwards. When icing strand is long enough (about 1/2 inch), stop pressure and pull tip away. Layer the icing so that it looks like fur radiating from the center of the Wookie’s face.

Use the black gel icing writer to add eyes and a nose to your Wookie!

Repeat with the remaining cupcakes. Enjoy! 😀

Any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below. And thanks for reading! 🙂


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