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Star Wars Porg Cupcakes

Follow along with Natty as she creates a whimsical porg’s nest cupcake with green coconut flakes, potato sticks (yes, potato sticks!)…and a little bit of help from The Force!


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4th tsp salt
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 12 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4th tsp salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Other Shenanigans
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake/muffin pan
  • Potato strings or shoelaces
  • Sweetened coconut flakes
  • Green food coloring
  • About 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted in 30 second intervals in the microwave until melted
  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar) for the batter first and set aside!
  2. Next, mix the wet ingredients (butter, vanilla, eggs, and milk) all together!
  3. After that, go ahead and combine the wet and dry ingredients, adding the flour a little bit at a time.
  4. Mix all of the ingredients starting slowly until light and fluffy. Take caution and don’t over mix!
  5. Add the cupcake liners to your pan, and fill with the batter until about 2/3rds of the way full.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  7. Let the cupcakes cool for a minimum of 3 hours before you start decorating!
  8. Dye the frosting and the coconut flakes green. (I used about 6-8 drops of green)
  9. Frost the cupcake with a thick layer and roll in the coconut flakes to create “grass”
  10. Make a nest by making small piles of shoestring potato sticks and drizzling with chocolate and chill to make sure they hold their shape!
  11. Add another small layer of frosting to secure the nest to the cupcake
  12. Add the nest to the top of the cupcake and grab a porg picture!
  13. Cut it out as close to the edge as you can be, and fasten with tape to a toothpick
  14. Add your porg wherever their nest may be, and may the force be with you!