Star Wars The Last Jedi Porg Cupcakes Recipe - Birthday Party, Christmas, or Hanukkah

Star Wars Food The Last Jedi Porg Cupcakes Recipe for Birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Winter Break.
Star Wars Food: The Last Jedi Porg Cupcakes Recipe- Birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or Winter Break Parties
The Last Jedi is not even released yet, but this last weekend I spent my weekend figuring out how to make a cupcake look like a porg, as we all enjoy Star Wars themed party food. I wanted to figure it out in time for Winter Break School Parties, Christmas Parties, Hanukkah Parties, and of course Birthday Parties!

Oh did I mention The Last Jedi Screening Party?!?!?!

After four attempts, I think I finally nailed it. My goal was to keep this dessert easy enough for anybody to make, whether they have cake decorating experience or not. I didn't want it to be complicated, made out of fondant, or fancy decorating tricks. The printable recipe is below.

Porgs Cupcakes from Star Wars The Last Jedi - Close Up
Star Wars Themed Food Porgs - Close up of a Star Wars The Last Jedi Porg Cupcake
I made Porgkin Spice pumpkin spice cupcakes with mascarpone frosting and used some Wilton's white sparkling sugar on the belly to help them fit into our theme.

Then I dipped salted caramel or cinnamon bun Oreo Cookies in Wilton's English Toffee or Salted Caramel Candy Melts for the heads.  I cut a small slit into the cupcake where I inserted this oreo into the cupcake, using a little bit of the candy melt like edible glue to hold the cookie in the cupcakes.

I used a decorating bag (but you can use a ziploc and just cut a small tip off one bottom corner) with white frosting to make the nose, mouth, chin area. I also make two white mounds for the base of his eyes and used cornstarch on my finger to press the frosting flat.

Then I used a little tan colored frosting in a decorating bag to make the mouth, nose, and small line under his lip, as well as his fur on top of his head. I didn't have brown or tan food coloring, so I just mixed a bit of my melted chips into the frosting to color it.

I used black decorating gel for his eyes and then put a small bit of white on the top of each black eye, as seen in the photos above.

I cut the orange gummy candy wedge into triangles. Then I carefully slit each orange triangle twice to form the feet. I put a bit of frosting on them to hold them into place.

I took a large knife and cut THIN Oreos in half to make the wings. I dipped one third into melted chocolate chips to adhere them to the body of the cupcake. I think took a toothpick to add some melted chocolate and salted caramel melts to the wings to give it that feathery appearance. I also brought some of the caramel and tan frosting down his cheeks onto his wings.

Not difficult. I did place this in the freezer between placing the head on the cupcake and the wings, to help each set up properly while decorating.

May the Force Be With You!
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Star Wars Porgs Porgkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe
The most adorable creature from The Last Jedi is now made into an adorable cupcake with Oreos and candy melts.
Ingredients
  • 24 Cupcakes with White Frosting
  • 1 package Oreo Cookie Thins - Salted Caramel
  • 1 package Oreo Cookie Thins - Orginal Flavor
  • 1 or 2 packages Caramel or Butterscotch Chips or Tan Candy Melts
  • 1 or 2 packages Chocolate Chips
  • Decorator Icing in White, Tan/Brown, and Black
  • 12 Orange Gummy Candy Slices
  • White Sparkling Sugar Decor
Instructions
1. Bake Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes according to recipe. Cool.2. Frost with Mascarpone or Cream Cheese Frosting.3. Dip frosted tops into sparkling sugar sprinkles. 4. Cut small slits in top of each cupcake to insert oreo for head. Look at photo for approximate placement. 5. Dip salted caramel oreos into either melted caramel or butterscotch chips or candy melts tinted in a light brown shade and inset into slit on cupcakes. Freeze for a couple of minutes to set the candy inside the cupcake so it's easier to decorate. 6. Decorate face with white, black, and tan frosting according to photo. When I make the white base of the black eyes, I dip my finger in cornstarch and use it to flatten the area before adding the big black eyes. 7. Using a large knife, cut the Oreo Cookie Thins (original flavor) in half to form wings.8. Dip 1/3 of each wing into melted chocolate chips. Insert into cupcake. Placement shown on photo.9. Using toothpicks use some of the extra melted caramel or butterscotch chips to add some feather strokes onto the wings...blending both some chocolate chip and caramel chips for various color feathers.10. Bring some of the tan icing down from the cheeks to the wings as shown in photo.11. Taking orange gummy fruit slice candies, cut each wedge into 4-5 triangles. Then slit each triangle bottom with 2 slits. Use frosting and add to cupcake as feet. 12. Chill to set all decor. May the Force Be With You!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 cupcakes