Kawaii Chewbacca Cake

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Kawaii Chewbacca cake!!! I made this cake for my newest nephew, baby Elliott, future Star Wars mega fan, ha. Cute right?? Well lemme tell you… this Chewbacca cake started off the opposite of cute. In fact, he started off as a big old cake-stuck-in-the-pan mess. I forgot to spray my cake pans with my usual vegetable oil spritz. Just dumped the old batter into the pans… and of course it baked right on to it. It took some woman power to wedge the round cake out, but in doing so, a whole chunk of it broke apart. But, if at first your cake looks like a piece o’ poo, persevere! Push through! And you may end up with this guy:

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Kawaii Chewbacca cake is essentially my Wilton sports ball cake pan baked up with two other layers of chocolate cake, crumb coated in chocolate buttercream then piped in Chewbacca’s frontal cowlick hair growth pattern. Teensy white teeth, and a black strip of fondant with white fondant rectangles on top to mimic his bandolier strap (I obviously googled the strap name, I am not that Star Wars deep-nerd.)

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Ah, my old friend Jabba the Hutt cake, from May the 4th be with you! 

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So who’s next in the Coco Cake Land Star Wars kawaii cake series?? Kawaii Bib Fortuna?? Lol. (I googled Bib Fortuna cake actually and found nothing. NOTHING! But I totally get it. No one wants to eat that sadistic, ill-skinned face with red eyes and his extended gooey duck penile head wrap-around feature. Or more specifically – “He is a member of the Twi’lek species, humanoids distinguished by the pair of long tentacular appendages that protrude from the back of their heads.” xo Lyndsay 

5 Responses to “Kawaii Chewbacca Cake”

  1. Jade

    Hi! This cake is awesome! A close friend’s daughter just loves star wars and picked this as inspiration for her upcoming birthday cake. I am curious which icing tip you used to create the fur? Thank you for sharing, inspiring, and helping us!

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Jade! It’s my trusty Wilton #234 piping tip! :)

  2. Nadine Brown

    Hello! I’ve been searching for the perfect cake to make for my Star Wars obsessed daughter who is about to turn 9, and this has to be it. Is there an actual step by step tutorial for this? I have no trouble baking so can easily knock up a sponge but not sure how to create this cool shape, and drape in all that yummy buttercream.

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    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi! Check out my Instagram Stories – I saved a few step by steps when I was making it there – for the shape, I used 6 inch round cake pans plus one half of a Wilton cakes “sports ball pan!” Have fun!!

  3. Nadine Brown

    Checked out your stories and made the cake. It was an absolute hit. Not quite as cute as yours, but the birthday girl loved it. Thanks so much.

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