How to make a lightsaber cake knife for your Star Wars wedding

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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.


photo by Megan Finley

The cake cutter was totally easy. (If it weren't I would not have been able to handle it.) Here's how:

Step 1:

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.

Anakin lightsaber.

Step 2:

Buy a cake cutting set. You'll want a set with plastic handles, like this:

Step 3:

Hacksaw the handle off the cake cutter. This takes a little elbow grease.

Step 4:

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.

That's it!

The cake knife in action on their Hoth wedding cake. Photo by Megan Finley

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Comments on How to make a lightsaber cake knife for your Star Wars wedding

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

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