California bakery’s bread replica of ‘Star Wars’ hero

From frozen in fictional carbonite to trapped in bread? 

That’s right, “Star Wars'” legendary scoundrel Han Solo is in another sticky spot, this one more glutinous than the last.

One House Bakery in Benicia, Calif. has created an impressive, life-sized replica of the frozen Han Solo made entirely out of bread dough – mirroring the fate that the hero, played by Harrison Ford, meets at the end of the 1980 film “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.”

“Pan Solo has been encased in levainite ☺️😉… we’re giant nerds!” One House Bakery wrote in a Sunday Instagram post.

The bread sculpture is an entry for a local scarecrow contest, the bakery said. One House’s co-owner and head baker Hannalee Pervan and her mother Catherine Pervan, the bakery’s chocolatier and co-owner, created Pan Solo.

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“We’re super fan girls when it comes to science fiction, and the Star Wars franchise obviously is just so iconic,” Catherine told USA TODAY, adding that Han Solo frozen in carbonite is “an image everybody knows, and I don’t think anyone’s ever done it out of bread.”

"Pan Solo," created by One House Bakery's Hannalee Pervan and Catherine Pervan.

The two started planning their creation three months ago. “Then it took about a month working after hours,” Hannalee said, noting they worked several hours each night after the bakery closed to build the 6-foot structure.

They started with plywood and a Harrison Ford mask to get the body ratio right, the Pervans explained. They then built and baked layers and layers of dough to form the body and Pan Solo’s details.

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