Its Russ' birthday today and seeing that its officially an International Star Wars day of course we had to make him Star Wars cookies :)
The hardest part was hiding these cookies from him so that we can keep it as a surprise....and it has been quite a bit of a mission to do that, but thankfully the kids have been helping me by giving me warning when daddy just about to enter the kitchen so i can keep them hidden :P
Oh, and i also have to give a special shout of thank you to my dear friend Angie, as these cookies were made from a set of cookie cutter that she sent us all the way from Canada! We cannot buy these cutter anywhere in NZ or Australia, so thank you so much Angie...they are just adorable! ;-)
These are the 'Chibi' version of Star Wars, we think they are the 'cute version' of the Star Wars' characters :) So here are the result...we have Yoda, Princess Leia, Luke, Chewie, R2D2 & 3CPO
My favorite from this set is Princess Leia, she is so cute and simple to make :) So here is the progress photos of how to make her.
Step 1: Use a brown colour 20 second icing to fill her hair/buns area :)
Step 2: Fill her face area with flesh colour icing
Step 3: Add her eyes with black icing, pull a tiny bit of the black icing on the sides of the eyes with the scribe tool to create her eyelashes. Also add her lips with red icing. You can also mark off the area where you want to put the swirls in her hair with an edible marker.
Step 4: Lastly with a stiff consistency brown icing pipe the swirls in her hair to create the look of a bun on each side and on the top - see picture below.
The next one on my favorite list is the classic R2D2, he is also reasonably simple to make and he is always been a favorite of ours ;-)
Here is the step by step progression photo on how to make him:
Step 1: Fill the bottom part with white icing, mark off the area where you want to leave un-iced with edible marker.
Step 2: Fill the top part with grey icing, apart from the marked areas.
Step 3: With blue icing create the markings on his body - see picture below. We use a red sugar pearl for the red dot you see in the middle part.
Step 4: Pipe the finishing touches - see picture below.
Here are the set of character's together :)
Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take a photo of the cookies all packaged-up in the gift box as i had to do this in a hurry and I had to go away for a work trip today. However I did get a very lovely message this morning while i was boarding the plane from him saying that he loves it and he thinks the cookies were amazing...so i think overall we did good ;-)
Hope you have had a great day today and may the fourth be with you!
A mother & daughter who loves baking. We especially love creating and decorating cookies. This blog is a place where we can express our baking creativity.