Bakery makes bread statue of Han Solo and names it “Pan Solo”

The Bakery has previously made edible tributes to Loki, The Mandalorian, and Game of Thrones.

Few film and television properties have a more passionate audience than Star Wars. Created by George Lucas, the franchise is nearing its sixth decade of existence, but time has done nothing to dampen its fans’ enthusiasm. Every time it feels like you’ve seen it all, another Star Wars enthusiast finds a way to surpass themselves by creating a lavish display of fandom that delicately walks the line between remarkably impressive and slightly worryingly exceeded.

Case in point: “Pan Solo,” a new six-foot tall sculpture by Han Solo frozen in carbonite from the end of “Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” – made from loaf — that was recently unveiled at One House Bakery in Benicia, California. The shot has been recreated in meticulous detail, and a caption on the display reads, “Our hero Pan Solo has been trapped in Levainite by the evil Java the Hut.”

The baked tribute to Harrison Ford is the work of mother-daughter duo Catherine and Hanalee Pervin, who co-own the bakery.

“People are just super interested in it, and you see people sniffing it and poking around, and they’re just like, ‘What’s going on?'” Hanalee Pervan, the store’s co-owner and head baker, said in an interview with The New York Times. “They kind of don’t believe you it’s made of dough.”

This is far from the first time the talented artists at One House Bakery have created a high-carb tribute to a pop culture icon. Her bread sculptures are an annual tradition, with past baked goods honoring the works of George RR Martin (featuring “Game of Scones”) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (featuring the edible alligator Loki tribute “Dough-ki”). But George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away remains her most frequent muse. In addition to Pan Solo, they previously honored characters from The Mandalorian with sculptures titled Pain-Dough-Lorian and Baby Dough-da.

While the Pervans are passionate about both back and genre films and TV shows, they ultimately keep making these statues because they give them an excuse to keep hanging out.

“It’s a little quiet time for us when she’s not the boss and I’m not the mom,” Catherine Pervan said. “It’s just us hanging out and working together.”

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Lindsay Lowe

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