Forget using the Force, try royal icing.
National Gingerbread House Day is already over, but no one said anything about National Gingerbread Imperial Star Destroyer Day.
Between all the branded products and celebrations, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has essentially hijacked the holiday season for geeks and film lovers alike. And despite being released a week ago today, it’s a gift that’s still giving, apparently in the form of giant seasonal cookie constructions. An Instagram account known only as the starwars_bakery has taken upon themselves to recreate some of the galaxy’s most iconic battle and transport space cruisers using gingerbread pieces. The constructions are far from small and are detailed (from the engines to the windows) using carefully drawn on icing.
There are three finished gingerbread ships posted to the Instagram account, including one that is currently displayed at the Stockholm office of EA Games’ developer Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE). A gingerbread rendition of the warship used by the Imperial Navy against the rebels known as the Imperial Star Destroyer towers over a table of more traditional gingerbread houses. It’s a fitting home for the ship as DICE is the video game developer behind a series of Star Wars Battlefront games, including the 2017 release Star Wars Battlefront II.
The bakers snapped a couple photos of the warship that help capture how large the structure actually is (hint: it’s overwhelmingly big), in addition to explaining how they got the structure, which took up a solid half of a car’s backseat, to the DICE offices.
Hardcore Star Wars fans will be happy to know that in addition to the Imperial Star Destroyer the other two creations are some of the franchises’ most recognizable ships and war vehicles. There is the giant AT-AT, the four-legged all terrain armored transport that looks a bit like a mechanical elephant, as well as the Millennium Falcon, the ship famously used by Star Wars smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca during the Galactic Civil War.
While you might not have enough time between now and Christmas to make your own giant Star Wars battleship, you can appreciate these gingerbread tributes for what they are: inspiration to step up their gingerbread game in time for the Han Solo film in 2018.