KAWAII BABY YODA CAKE!? Oh, my heart! I really had the urge to snuggle down with this little Grogu cake sweetheart and curl up for a nice afternoon nap with cake baby Yoda as my pillow. But, well, you know – him being a cake and all… I’ve been wanting to make a baby Y cake for years now, but was never quite sure how I would make the ears. Feeling quite happy with how these ears turned out! I tried using candy melts this time, and with some trial and error, the ears worked. Often, I make my animal cake ears out of fondant, but due to the “sticking-out-of-the-side” nature of this cake, I thought fondant would be too heavy. Plus, I had some leftover green candy melts I wanted to experiment with, and I’m sure glad I did.
What You Need To Make A Baby Yoda Cake
I try to make my cake designs simple, extra cute and decently easy to execute! For the cake, I used three 6 inch round cakes, topped off with my favourite 6-inch round spherical cake pan – my Wilton sports ball pan! I can’t even count how many times I’ve used this pan to make everything except a sports ball, hehe. I used it to make my popular Homer Simpson cake, plus my Chewbacca cake, AND Jabba the Hutt!
You’ll also need your favourite cake and buttercream recipes. While I used vanilla buttercream to frost my baby Yogu cake (haha) I think matcha buttercream for the face and milk tea buttercream for the cool times faux fur jacket would be amazing. Of course, you can make baby Yoda using conventional ingredients, or vegan ingredients!
You will also need a large multi-opening piping tip – yes, another Coco Cake Land #putitinyourbagandpipeit favourite! I used my trusty Wilton #234. For the jacket arms, I used a medium sized open circle tip. Also, for the tiny little green Grogu hands, I used a small open circle tip. Grogu’s face is made up of pre-coloured black fondant, and the ears are green candy melts, poured onto parchment paper, and shaped using a wooden skewer. Once you like the shape of your ear, place the skewer into the still-warm but thickening candy melts. When the candy melts harden, the skewer will be stuck in there like a lollipop on a stick!
If you don’t have candy melts, you could also always use craft paper. That’s an easy way to emulate the ears – I love using craft paper for ears! Craft paper is great for adding all sorts of cute details, such as strawberry stems :)
Watch me make Baby Yoda here!
You can also find the longform version of the Baby Yoda Cake video here! PS, have you subscribed to my Coco Cake Land YouTube channel yet!? It’s where all my latest cake ideas will be! I’ve become a teenaged YouTuber and that is ok by me.
What do you think – do you feel inspired to make your own little Baby Yoda/Grogu cake friend?? Which Star Wars character kawaii style cake would you like to see next? xo Lyndsay