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"Cozy back here, we could send out for flatcakes."
―Kanan Jarrus — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Flatcakes were a type of flat, round, brown cake[1] that could be prepared using a flatcake turner.[3] Shortly before the outbreak of the Clone Wars between the Confederacy of Independent Systems and the Galactic Republic[1] in 22 BBY,[4] a cafeteria servant droid on board an AA-9 Coruscant freighter[5] traveling from the planet Coruscant to the planet Naboo cooked flatcakes for the ship's passengers.[1] In 11 BBY,[6] the human Jedi-in-hiding Kanan Jarrus joked that he and the Twi'lek pilot Hera Syndulla could order flatcakes while they were cramped together in the cargo hold of the transport Moonglow-72 during the conflict on the planet Gorse.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Flatcakes first appeared in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones[1] when it was released on May 16, 2002,[7] but were not named until the release of the Star Wars Legends novel Allegiance[8] on January 30, 2007.[9] The name was then brought into canon by the novel A New Dawn, which was written by John Jackson Miller[2] and released on September 2, 2014.[10]


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A New Dawn
  3. Thrawn
  4. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, including the appearance of flatcakes, to 22 BBY.
  5. StarWars-DatabankII AA-9 Coruscant freighter in the Databank (backup link)
  6. Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide states that Kanan and Hera met on Gorse six years prior to the events of Star Wars Rebels, referring to the events of A New Dawn. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that Rebels starts in the year 5 BBY and so using basic maths it can be concluded that the events of A New Dawn take place eleven years before the Battle of Yavin in 11 BBY.
  7. IMDb favicon Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones at the Internet Movie Database
  8. Allegiance
  9. SWicon Timothy Zahn: Pledge of Allegiance on (content now obsolete; backup link)
  10. SWCustom-2011 Disney Publishing Worldwide and Random House Announce Relaunch of Star Wars Adult Fiction Line on (backup link)

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