Clone Trooper Cakes

Celebrate your love for cupcakes and clone troopers with these tasty treats! There's easy to make and even easier to eat! Decorate them ahead of time, or let your party guests customize their own clone trooper! Find this recipe and many more in The Star Wars Party Book by Mikyla Bruder from Chronicle Books.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix
  • 48 white mini-cupcake paper shells
  • 1 mini-cupcake baking pan
  • 2 cans vanilla icing
  • 1 tube chocolate icing
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 table knife
  • 1 small pastry tip (#3)
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STEP ONE

Follow the instructions on the cake mix box to prepare the batter.

STEP TWO

Place the mini-cupcake paper shells in the mini-cupcake baking pan. Fill the shells 2/3 full with the cake batter.

STEP THREE

Bake according to the directions on the box. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

STEP FOUR

Scoop one heaping tablespoon of vanilla icing onto the top of a cupcake. Place the knife in the hot water. Remove the knife, wipe off any excess water, and use the knife to spread the icing into a dome shape. Repeat for all the cupcakes.

STEP FIVE

Put the round pastry tip on the tube of the chocolate icing and draw clone trooper helmet features, as pictured, onto each cupcake. Makes 48 cupcakes!