A long time ago (October) in a galaxy far far away (downtown Benicia), One House Bakery unveiled a series of life-size replicas of the characters from Disney+’s hit TV show The Mandalorian — but with a culinary twist!
Baker Hannalee Pervan explains how she created "The Paindoughlorian"
Entered as part of Benicia’s Annual Downtown Scarecrow Display, these sci-fi scarecrows include “the Pain-dough-lorian” (The Mandalorian), “Baby Dough-da” (Baby Yoda) and “The Pandroid” (Bounty Android, IG-11).
How to Find It
The Mandalorian and his friends can be found outside of One House Bakery in downtown Benicia, near a wide variety of fun & quirky shopping opportunities and the beautiful waterfront (perfect for a picnic). Visitors are encouraged to pose for selfies!
Street parking is free and plentiful!
One House Bakery
How it Was Made
The Paindoughlorian armor is made completely out of bread, or “pain” (the French word for bread). Baby Dough-da is floating in mixing bowls, and all his clothing is also made from bread. The Pandroid is made out of pans and other kitchen tools found in One House Bakery.
Head baker and co-owner of One House Bakery, Hannalee Pervan, who studied at Le Cordon Blue and worked as part of the bread-making team at The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, worked on this project for several weeks with her mother and co-owner, Catherine, before finally unveiling the sculpture earlier this month.
Each individual piece of iconic Mandalorian armor was hand-made, from a special dough called "dead dough" that's ideal for display purposes.
Making an Impact
The Paindoughlorian quickly made a Death Star-sized impact. Actress Gina Carano, who plays Cara Dune on The Mandalorian, was quick to show her enthusiasm on Twitter. After just a few hours, the “Pain Doughlorian” had already received over 70k upvotes on Reddit.
Every year, Benicia Main Street hosts the Downtown Scarecrow Display, where local businesses like One House Bakery showcase Benicia’s trademark creativity and artistic flair with unique scarecrows for visitors to admire as they stroll down First Street during the month of October.