“Baby Yoda” has become a cultural phenomenon — even among many non-Star Wars fans — since he debuted on The Mandalorian. We only knew him as “The Child” (or “Baby Yoda”) in Season 1, but now we know his name, Grogu! Even though his name has been revealed, many are still referring to him as Baby Yoda, and what is the cutest little guy in the entire galaxy know for? Food. He loves to eat everything in sight from frog eggs to blue macarons so it’s only fitting for fans to make a recreation of Grogu in food form.
Liz Marek, an award-winning cake decorator, who is also known for sharing her work, recipes, and tutorials through her social media, blog, and online school named Sugar Geek Show. She took it upon herself to create the most ASMR Grogu food item we’ve found out there, gingerbread Grogu. Not only did she share her creation, but she also shared the how-to, so now all of us Grogu fans can try it at home!
Construction Grade Gingerbread
She starts with Construction Grade Gingerbread. This recipe will smell incredible and look great for weeks, but here’s the secret. It’s not meant to be eaten! Because of the stronger foundation of how it’s made, Construction Grade Gingerbread will hold up the adorable mold of Grogu but won’t exactly taste too yummy.
Recipe Source: Sugar Geek Show
- All-Purpose Flour
- Vegetable Shortening
- Sift together your flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a bowl and set it aside.
- Melt the vegetable shortening in the microwave or on the stove until it’s just barely melted. I’m using shortening because we aren’t eating this gingerbread, so the taste isn’t important.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the shortening, sugar, and molasses. Add in your egg and mix until smooth.
- Add your dry ingredients to the egg mixture and mix until a smooth dough forms.
- Divide your dough in half and roll it out 1/4″ thick directly onto a silicone baking mat so that we can pour sugar windows next.
- After the dough is rolled out, put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. This just makes cutting out the templates a little easier and helps them to hold their shape. I try to keep my pieces pretty close together without being TOO close or they might touch during baking. This recipe doesn’t spread but it does puff a tiny bit. Keep your leftover dough for later.
In the video below, Liz shows you how to make silicon putty molds to form the dough from the recipe above to finish your gingerbread Grogu! Her baking instructions for the dough are to bake the pieces in the oven at 300ºF for 50-60 minutes. Keep an eye on the color — if you feel like they are getting too dark, you can take them out sooner.
Is anyone going to try their hand at making a gingerbread Grogu with the help of Liz? Personally, I’m going to leave it to the professional because if I tried, I might end up with a fail video that is far from nailing it.
Share with us in the comments below if you make a version that you love!