The kitchen at Lucasfilm's Big Rock Ranch delights in cooking up Star Wars themed confections. But how do their sweet treats compare with other cupcakes from that galaxy far, far away?
At this week's Clone Wars press event, members of the press were treated to the eye candy that is Big Rock Ranch, where Lucasfilm Animation is housed. In addition to the tranquil ponds and sometimes cheesy Star Wars artwork, we also got a taste of the kitchen's culinary whimsy. Each dish at breakfast and lunch had a cheeky name, from Palpatine's Pizza to the Jabba Frittata (The Official Star Wars Blog has some great shots of the labels). Among the otherwise beige Wookiee Cookies were a set of Cad Bane cookies that turned out somewhat more green than blue, but with sufficiently evil sparkly eyes.
But the sugar rush didn't end there. The event happened to fall on Ahsoka Tano voice actress Ashley Eckstein's birthday, and at the end of the day, the staff wheeled out a tray of cupcakes decorated with Ahsoka sugar discs while the animators sang "Happy Birthday."
It was a very thoughtful gesture, but to be fair, those cupcakes don't hold a candle to some of the other Star Wars cupcakes professional and amateur bakers elsewhere have concocted. Here are some of our favorites: