If you look at the planet Hoth and the snow-covered landscape makes you think of marshmallow fluff or shaved ice, then this cookbook is for you. Insight Editions’ Star Wars: Galactic Baking pulls inspiration from across the Star Wars galaxy for sweet treats. The cookbook re-creates starships as delectable desserts. It uses different planets’ environments to inform recipes—such as Mustafarian Molten Lava Cakes. And honestly, even if you’re not the most prolific baker in the galaxy, cookbooks like this are lovely for the pictures.
Whether you’re a baking Padawan or a Jedi chef, Star Wars: Galactic Baking has recipes for your skill level. And Nerdist has two exclusive recipes from the upcoming cookbook to share with you today. They’re at each end of the easy to difficult spectrum. The more complex recipe is this cute as a button R2-D2 cake. I’m sorry, ice cream cake.
As you can see in the above recipe (click to enlarge the image), your main concern is baking the cake and decorating. You’ll use store bought ice cream. Though if you want to get ambitious and make your own ice cream, by all means, go ahead. Bonus points if you use a vintage ice cream maker like the one Willrow Hood carries through the halls of Cloud City in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
If you want to try your hand at something more straightforward, make TIE Fighter Ice Cream Sandwiches.
This Star Wars ice cream sandwich recipe features handmade cookies that serve as the TIE fighters’ wings. You use Nutella for the light decorations around the edges. And that’s my kind of decorating. In fact, I classify this recipe as the easier one solely because of the minimal decorating.
Star Wars: Galactic Baking arrives on May 4, 2021, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. You can place a pre-order now.