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How To Make a Star Wars Lightsaber Cake

Updated on October 6, 2009

My son is turning seven this week and requested a Star Wars cake for his party. After thinking it through and viewing various Star Wars cakes online, I thought it would be fun to make a lightsaber cake. Specifically, dueling lightsabers. It turned out great and my son loved it. I thought I would share with you how I did it, as it was one of the simpler creative birthday cakes I have made.


Box of cake mix (plus whatever ingredients are listed to make the cake)

Rice Krispies


Butter or margarine

2 tubs of white icing

Food coloring - I used red, blue and black



To make the morning go a little faster, I made the Rice Krispie treats the night before, so they could cool and set overnight. I have a child with a dairy and egg allergy, and I have found that cake making without eggs is extremely difficult. I opted to make the blades out of Rice Krispie treats so that I could give that part to her and then make the cake part with eggs. In the morning, I baked the cake. I divided the batter equally between two bread pans. These formed the handles of the lightsabers.

While the cakes were cooling, I found a large piece of cardboard in our basement and covered the whole thing with tinfoil. Once the cakes were cool l positioned them on the board close to one end at an angle so that the blades would cross. Then I cut the Rice Krispies into three long strips and positioned them on the cardboard too, connecting them with the cake. I had to cut one of the strips in half to extend each blade longer, and one piece I had to cut at an angle so that it would lay flat across the other blade. If you look at the pictures, this will make more sense.

I used one tub of frosting to make the icing for the cakes. I added black food coloring until I got the right color of gray that I wanted. I carefully iced the cakes. I divided the other tub of frosting between two bowls. In one bowl I mixed blue food coloring and the other I mixed red. Unfortunately I ran out of red food coloring before it became a true red, but my son was fine with it. I then iced one blade red and one blade blue.

Next, it was time to decorate the lightsabers to actually look like lightsabers. I turned to my sons for help. I tried to copy the way the handles of their lightsabers looked and when I finished that I asked them what else I needed. I used red icing to pipe lines along the handles and small round peppermint candies to provide more decoration. If I had licorice, that would have worked well, but I didn't and I was intent on using only what I had on hand for this cake. Overall, it was one of the easier cakes I have made and everyone loved it.


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      7 years ago

      I am making this today for my husband for his 29th birthday! This is such a cool idea. He is going to get a blue and green lightsaber though upon his request. Thanks for such a cool idea!

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      8 years ago

      Wow! That's so cool.

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      Jen Connelly 

      9 years ago

      My brother is going to love this cake! It's simple to make and it actually looks like a light saber:-)

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      Francesca Fox 

      9 years ago

      Cool. You know, you can make cakes without eggs that tast delicious. Use a regular recipe and opt eggs for applesauce. Delicious!

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      9 years ago from Canada

      That is so neat! My sons birthday is next weekend, I may try this!

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      9 years ago

      That's great ! It's lovely to see mums to care :)

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Totally cool - even though my kids are in their 30's, remember the "original" Star Wars craze - they would probably get a kick out of it even now!

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      10 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      You did it again young lady. You may not remember but a year or so ago I tried to get you to adopt me. You are a wonderful creative Mom and you exude love and caring for your family.

      So, if your boys want a 65 year old big brother????????

      All kidding aside, you are a neat Mom and I think it is nice that you share all of this with us.

    • artrush73 profile image


      10 years ago

      The star wars cake sounds interesting, I got to try it one time. thanks for sharing :)


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