If you have kids and/or nostalgia for the 1980s, you’re probably thinking these Ice Cream Clones are pretty awesome (or “totally tubular,” if you absolutely insist on hanging on to the 80s). They’re made from one of the many Star Wars themed recipes you’ll find in a book called Ice Sabers: 30 Chilled Treats Using the Force of Your Freezer! I’ll bet you had no idea the Force was strong with your freezer, but wrong you would be. (If you didn’t read that in Yoda’s voice, I’m not sure we can still be friends.)
A friend of CraftFail, who wishes to remain anonymous due to the fact that the cookbook was a gift and she doesn’t want to sound ungrateful just because none of the recipes seemed to ACTUALLY WORK, decided to make these cones with her kids for Star Wars Day. (It’s on May the fourth – get it? Do you see what they did there???)
Her first photo came to me in an email with the subject line, “High hopes – not quite a fail yet though not exactly a perfect storm trooper either.”
Okay, so at this point you can tell their heads are going to be a little … lumpy. But that’s alright – maybe these particular clones just finished an epic space battle and sustained gnarly damage to their wicked radical suits! (Seriously, I’m going to try to cut it out with the 80s slang.)
So, all that’s left to do is add a few simple details to complete the helmets and we’ll be all set, right?
Oh, no. I think everyone but the most die-hard Star Wars fan could forgive the blue icing (Maybe they use blue for their training helmets?), but these look more like characters you’d find in the Cantina than ones you’d see fighting alongside Jedi. As Yoda would say, “Crappy, they are.”
But our anonymous clone cone creator found the upside when she said, “…my kids love looking through the book and picking out recipes, so that’s something right? Imaginative play that they have a mom that could make any of these?”
That’s right! And I bet they ate these cones, too. Melty faces and all.
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