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Happy May the 4th Be With You Day! It’s the worldwide day to say “May the Force be with you” to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together. This unofficial holiday comes on the heels of the announcement of the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.
I’m currently in LA and celebrating #StarWarsDay along with others by seeing an extended trailer of Star Wars Rebels & speaking with Vanessa Marshall (voice of “Hera”) on the show. To get everyone excited for #StarWarsRebels, check out the JUST released trailer below!
Star Wars Rebels Trailer:
Premiering this fall on the Disney Channel and followed by a series on Disney XD, here’s a synopsis of Star Wars Rebels:
STAR WARS REBELS continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Why not celebrate Star Wars Day with Death Star Cake Pops? Here’s the instructions to create them:
- Bake your cake according to box instructions and set aside to cool
- Crumble your cake finely into a bowl, discarding harder pieces that won’t crumble. Spoon in 1/2-3/4 of frosting and use your hands to mix.
- Scoop out small portions of the cake and roll it into balls with your hands. Place them on your parchment lined baking sheet. Once all of your cake is shaped, pop them into the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Melt a mix of white and black candy coating to create your favorite “Death Star Grey”. Save a portion of black candy coating for decorating later.
- Remove 3 or 4 cakes from your fridge at a time to dip. Take a lollipop stick and dip the very top into your candy coating (it will act like a glue to stick to your cake). Next insert your stick into the bottom of the cake. Dip your pop into the candy coating, submerging it completely. Let any extra coating drip back into the bowl then set aside for drying.
- Melt some black candy and let it cool to a temperature you can touch, but not solid. Then put it in your decorating bag or ziplock.
- Using the black candy coating in your bag, decorate dry cake pops. One filled-in circle for your super laser and little lines for texture.
- Let them dry & enjoy!
Happy #StarWarsDay & #StarWarsRebels!
*Images & cake pop recipe courtesy of Disney