Mandalorian inspired bread statues have us craving more Star Wars (and bread)

A bakery is celebrating the premiere of “The Mandalorian” the best way any bakery could – with life-sized baked statues.

Star Wars fans disagree about anything and are divided on everything. Perhaps the only thing Star Wars fans agree on in the last decade of the franchise’s history is The Mandalorian. It’s fantastic.

It belongs on every Star Wars table and is scarfed down as quickly as it’s served to us. It is the bread of the Star Wars universe. This is why it’s fitting that, as Nerdist is reporting, this California-based bakery has brought us Mandalorian-inspired bread statues!

Yes, bread STATUES. Life-sized.

The folks at One House Bakery in Benicia, California have gone all out, and they’ve got the bread puns to back up their impressive work. The titular Mandalorian becomes “Pain Doughlorian”, “pain” being the French word for “bread” (or “pane” in Italian). “Doughlorian” of course comes from the English words “dough” and “lorian” or “Delorean”, making this a crossover with the 35th Anniversary of Back to the Future! … Wait, no, forget that bit.

“Pain Doughlorian” is joined by his child ward, “Baby Dough-da”, whose outfit is created out of bread, and “the Pandroid”, a likeness of IG-11 made entirely of various baking pans. If this series extends to the rest of the Star Wars universe, may I request dessert ala “Luke Piewalker” and “Chewbaccake”?

Star Wars-inspired food is everywhere!

Star Wars has generated multiple cookbooks. (You’ve heard of Wookiee cookies, right?) Star Wars ice cream sandwiches are a thing – a graham-crackery, Millenium Falcon-shaped kind of thing that any kid (and me) can obsess about. There have been several cereals, from the earliest “C-3PO’s” of 1984 to the most recent Mandalorian-based cereal with Baby Yoda-shaped marshmallows. (Yes, I said “Baby Yoda”. “The Child” will always be “Baby Yoda”, and you know it.) There are even Mandalorian Fruit Roll-Ups.

Yes, we’ve seen countless interpretations of Star Wars in food form, but none of those could come close to the artistry and dedication that has gone into these bread boys. One House Bakery inspires with their craft here.

Sure, you’ve probably seen similar things on Cake Wars, designing edible, towering, pop culture baked goods. But where those cakes are backed by a seemingly limitless television budget and find sponsorship from the very productions their work is based on, these carb-filled replicas are obviously coming from a more personal place. A place of love, both for the show they were inspired by, and for the craft behind the work. That’s fandom. That’s art.

Are you ready for more of The Mandalorian? Share your favorite Star Wars/bread puns in the comments below!