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The Easiest Way to Make Clone and Stormtrooper Cupcakes

All you need is a marshmallow, a cupcake, and... this.

It all started with a simple little request from my son to have Clone trooper and Stormtrooper cupcakes at his birthday party. Honestly, I didn’t even know there was a difference between Storm and Clone troopers, and pretty much assumed all the white-uniformed-robot-looking-guys were the “bad guys,” but boy was I wrong and my almost 6-year old was more than happy to give me a Star Wars 101.

Turns out in much more simplified terms than my son gave me that Stormtroopers are the bad guys and Clone troopers are the good guys but they kind of all still look the same to me. Whether your Star Wars fan wants Stormtroopers or Clone troopers this is the fastest, easiest and most budget-friendly way to make cupcakes worthy of ooos and ahhhs.


Here’s What You Need:

Box of white cake mix
Container of white icing
White cupcake liners
Large marshmallows
Black food pen (bought at my local craft store)


Here’s What You Do:

Bake cupcakes in white cupcake liners according to package directions, cool and frost with white icing.

Meanwhile, on each marshmallow draw one line horizontally on what will become the front of your marshmallow.


Then draw two upside down triangles from the horizontal line to make the eyes.


Next draw an upside down “V” to make the nose.


Finally, draw three diagonal lines on each side to make the breathing parts of the mask (these were very important according to my son).


Repeat until you have as many marshmallows as you have cupcakes.

Tip: If you want to do this ahead of time, simply store your marshmallows in a sealed freezer bag for 1-2 days.


When you’re ready to assemble all it takes is a little extra icing on the bottom of each marshmallow then plop them on the top of each cupcake.


At the party I gave each child a cupcake with a candle inserted on an angle (think light saber) so they each had their own candle to blow out and their own wish to make.



PS: Looking for more fun but easy things to bake for your kids? Check out my Ghost Cupcakes, my Rudolph Cookies, my Puppy Dog Cupcakes, and the Easy Way To Make a Heart-Shaped Cake (without special pans!).

PPS: Do you have a Minecraft Fan too? Check out my Minecraft Pork Chop Dinner and these awesome TNT Boxes that can easily be used as party decorations, as part of a Minecraft party game or even in place of a loot bag.





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