Luke, of Muppet wedding fame, did all of us (plus the entire internets?) a favor by giving us a tutorial on how he made his amazing lightsaber cake cutter. Here is the four-step hack for turning a Crate & Barrel cake knife into a lightsaber cake knife.
The cake cutter was totally easy. (If it weren't I would not have been able to handle it.) Here's how:
Buy a Master Replicas .45 Scale Mini Lightsaber. I'm sure any would work, but I found that the diagonal lip of the Anakin worked particularly well for the gluing.
Buy a cake cutting set. You'll want a set with plastic handles, like this:
Hacksaw the handle off the cake cutter. This takes a little elbow grease.
Epoxy the blade to the tip of the saber. Again, the more recessed the saber tip style, the easier to glue, and more sturdy the final cutter.
More nerdy Star Wars wedding fun:
- To see more from the wedding that birthed the lightsaber cake knife, head over here.
- Speaking of Star Wars-themed cakes: Han Solo frozen in (carbon)icing!?
- What do sentient fur-covered bipeds, native to the moon of Endor, have to do with weddings? These Ewok invitations!
- You can't deny that The Force is strong with this wedding.
- Or would you rather just see all our Star Wars weddings?
Comments on How to make a lightsaber cake knife for your Star Wars wedding
This is Great. Stunning!
Aaaaaaahhhhhhh! I want one!
This is SO awesome. I was just thinking I want to see more Megan Finley weddings! and then I popped over to your blog and saw how many I had missed. How did that happen!?!? So many awesome weddings.
Why didn’t I think of this. 🙂 Great idea!!! Love it!
Thinkgeek just linked to this post on their Facebook page! I’m always so happy when my ThinkGeek and Offbeat Bride worlds collide!
I saw this and immediately went and bought .45 scale lightsabers and am in the middle of making my own, but I’m changing the handle on both the cutter and server.
AWESOME! You MUST share photos when you’re finished!
AHH!!! SO awesome!!!
If only there was a way to make it light up.
yeah, i’m stealing this for my wedding, haha
Definitely want to do this! (but with both the knife AND server) but with the less-expensive Anakin ones. I think getting it to light up would be awesome, maybe some LED light work somehow?
It seems that the cake server set is no longer available… has anyone found an alternative that matches the dimensions closely enough?
I just made one with the mini Darth light saber from ep IV and a random cheap cake cutting set from Amazon. It had a clear “crystal” handle, and was around $8. I cut through the metal connector bit for the handle, and the part of the knife that extends off the blade into the handle was still intact. I was able to use metal snips to actually get it to the exact depth of the empty space at the top of the light saber.
It looks great and is really stable. I did have to use some stuff to prop up the blade while the epoxy was drying, to make sure it stayed where I needed it too.
Do you have to use the Crate and Barrel cake cutting set?
Can this be any Crate and Barrel set? I have a set from Crate and Barrell and the lightsaber and I’m ready to put it all together but I’m just not sure if the knife part will be small or round enough. It seems like it might be pretty close though so maybe I’ll just have to wait and see when I take the hacksaw to it!
Where did you guys buy the replicas?they are so expensive!!!
I got my lightsaber on ebay for a lot cheaper than on amazon. Amazon listed a cheap crystal handled serving set that they claim are frequently bought together but the knife handle seems to be a good bit bigger than the section you would attach it to on the lightsaber handle. Any ideas as I cannot seem to find to Crate & Barrel set that was originally linked to.
I purchased the lightsaber (Anakin) from Ebay for about $25, and then bought the “Darice 35745, Knife and Server Set, Faux Crystal” on Amazon for about $5. That knife was suggested by Amazon as being frequently purchased with the mini lightsaber replica, but it is too big! The diameter of the base of the knife is larger than the lightsaber notch. If anyone has found a knife set that works (the Crate and Barrel one is discontinued), I’d really appreciate suggestions!
I had the same problem Joleen. I ended up cutting the handle off like the guide says but then i cut off the chrome ring at the base of the blade, sanded down the plastic under that to the point at which it would fit and then painted it to match the saber hilt. Not sure why Amazon is recommending that cake set unless EVERY single person is modifying it like i did.
There has to be a way to rig a laser pointer in something like this so the beam of the laser reflects along the blade of the knife.
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