Star Wars fans: you can’t watch The Force Awakens until December, and you can’t go to Star Wars Land until… sometime later than that. But if you’re in L.A., for a limited time, you can eat a bonbon modeled after a Death Star.
A restaurant called Faith & Flower, ordinarily known for their classy steaks and flaming absinthe cart, has imported a series of desserts from a galaxy far, far away. Through December, Jedi in the know who ask for the off-menu dessert board will be able to mock-duel with a candy lightsaber, “rescue” Han Solo from a block of chocolate, and sink their teeth into the heads of Vader and a stormtrooper.
Pastry chef Josh Graves, the mastermind behind this, is the sweetest kind of geek. Other recent triumphs include a pastry Hulk that bursts out of the table, and an Andre the Giant cake for street artist Shepard Fairey. His bite-sized Millennium Falcon is detailed enough to satisfy the most hardcore fans—that is, if they examine it at all, rather than flying it at light speeds into their mouths.
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