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Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars!

Today we are celebrating the 40th(!!) anniversary of the original Star Wars movie. The current generation cannot possibly understand how amazing this movie was to us back then. Special effects today seem boundless and it is more difficult to surprise us these days, but back then, what seems so ordinary now was simply out of this world (pun intended!).  

Of course, in my family, this means that there is going to be some form of cake or cupcake. Since we made a BB-8 cake for May the Fourth (see here), we decided on some cupcakes for our Rogue One viewing party. 

We took a little walk on the dark side for these Darth Vader chocolate fudge cupcakes.  Darth Vader, seen here looking a little battle-scarred, was made from black candy melts and a silicon mold that I found on Amazon.  I had some trouble with air bubbles in the mold, hence the scarring, but with the addition of a fondant star and some star sprinkles (abundantly available with the holiday weekend ahead), I think it is an appropriate way to celebrate this cultural icon. Sometimes our "vision" doesn't work out exactly what we plan, but it doesn't take away from the fun! Special thanks to my cousin Gail for candy melt tips! 

We also have to decorate (of course) and so I made this banner for the fireplace. 

I found a similar garland at and she links the reader to for svg files.  I uploaded these images to my Cricut, made some changes (especially to the Stormtrooper) and cut them from there.  

No Cricut?  No problem, has pdf files that you can use as a pattern for your own decorations.  

We will be viewing the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, tonight.  It is the perfect pre-holiday weekend-weather is/has been awful way to enjoy an evening and a cultural and historic event. 

May the Force be with You! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 



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