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Darth Vader Rules the Galaxy (and the Bakery) as Star Wars Weekends Takes Cupcakes to the Dark Side

posted on May 12th, 2014 by Gary Buchanan, Social Media Managing Editor

As we continue our countdown to Friday’s launch of Star Wars Weekends 2014 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, work continues non-stop behind the scenes to prep the park for the galactic gala. Photo locations are being constructed, merchandise is being sorted and Donald Duck is shining his stormtrooper armor as everyone pitches in to make sure this is the best Star Wars Weekends yet.

One of the tastiest gems of the event includes a special snack offering, a delicious Darth Vader cupcake.

Have you ever wondered what would happen in the pastry display case if the Darth Vader cupcake was consumed by the dark side? In a video produced by the award-winning team at Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group, we take a look at how that scenario just might play out. (And Star Wars fans take note: there’s an “Easter egg” in this video that ties it back to a common theme from the Star Wars saga.)

Star Wars Weekends takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 16 – June 15, 2014. Most event activities are included in regular theme park admission.

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Mary Ann from GA on May 12th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

WOW! That Darth cupcake really made a mess. And the falling Mickey-boy cookie missing the arm was priceless. Well done.


Gary Buchanan on May 13th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Good eye as you caught the Luke reference!


Elise on May 12th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Haha this is great! Do you know if there will be any gluten-free Star Wars baked goods for fans with celiac?


Gary Buchanan on May 13th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Elise, let me check on that.


Eric on May 12th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Too bad I won’t be able to enjoy a Darth Vader cupcake during the Hyperspace Hoopla.


Dustin on May 12th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

The frosting is strong with this one….


Gary Buchanan on May 13th, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Cupcake or cupcake not. There is no pie.


John from OR on May 12th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I noticed that Darth Vader had cut off Cookie Mickey’s hand. Does that mean what I think it means? “Mickey, I AM your father”.


Deb on May 13th, 2014 at 7:12 am

Love it!


Natalie on May 13th, 2014 at 12:13 pm

I had the Darth Vader cupcake last year and LOVED it! We are going to be there June 16-19, will they still be serving them anywhere at that time?


Gary Buchanan on May 13th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Unfortunately, Natalie, we’ve received transmissions that the Empire will retreat (and take their cupcakes) when the event concludes on June 15. But who knows? After all, the Empire has been known at times to not plan things very well (like leaving a thermal exhaust port open that just happened to lead to the Death Star’s reactor).


Jessica on May 18th, 2014 at 9:40 pm

I’m so excited to be there for Star Wars weekend! It was a happy surprise when I made my reservation! Are the baked goods and merchandise only available Friday thru Sunday or is it available during the week too?


Patti on May 19th, 2014 at 1:01 am

Will the Darth Vader cupcakes be available for special order to be shipped?


Patti on May 19th, 2014 at 1:03 am

Will the Darth Vader cupcakes be available to order for shipping?


Gina on May 19th, 2014 at 11:11 am

It is my destiny… to have one of those cupcakes. :)