Our family enjoys watching Ninjago, but my boy specially loves them so we decided to give him a surprise and made him a set of Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu cookies :)
We decided to include Lloyd the green ninja as he is the leader of the ninja & also Sensei Wu, the ninja master & trainer.
So let me give you a bit of a background story of these cool characters, the original ninjago was the 4 ninja with their master trainer.
Cole (Black Ninja) - the Earth Ninja
Kai (Red Ninja) - the Fire Ninja
Jay (Blue Ninja) - the Lighting Ninja
Zane (White Ninja) - the Ice Ninja
Sensei Wu - the Ninja Master & Trainer
The green ninja - Lloyd Garmadon comes a bit later on, he is Garmadon's son, Sensei Wu's nephew and also the First Spinjitzu Master's paternal grandson.
His destiny as the Green Ninja was revealed at a young age and he was destined to defeat the Dark Lord in the Final Battle as the Ultimate Spinjitzu Master.
So now that you know all that stuff, you will understand why its appropriate to include him in our Ninjago set of cookies :)
Unfortunately because we don't have a cookie cutter for these guys, we decided to use an egg cutter and trimmed the sides and do a bit of molding at the bottom of the cookie dough to get them into the shape we want.
Start off with a yellow icing to create the eye area as shown on the cookie below. We marked off the eyes area with edible marker as we are not great at doing it free-hand.
Fill the eyes area with yellow icing and let it dry. Then fill the rest of the area with icing of the ninja colour (black, red, blue, white or green) and let it dry.
Then pipe the eyes with black icing, and while the black icing is till wet, we put one white nonpareils to create the white iris. If you don't have any nonpareils you can also use a tiny white icing to create the same look. Wait for at least 10mins for the eyes to dry a bit then piped the eyebrows. Let it dry.
The last step is to create the lines on their mask to give the impression of wrinkles in their mask and some definition around it. Repeat the same steps for all the other colour ninjas.
For Sensei Wu, we had to hand-cut his shape using a paper template. Start the decorating process by filling the top triangle area of his hat & his beard and let it dry. Then fill his face area with yellow icing and let it dry - see photos below.
While we are waiting for the yellow icing to dry, we can pipe a yellow icing on his hat to give the look of the straw hat that he wears as well as the two lines in his beard area.
That's all, they are pretty simple to make and we love these cool ninjas :)
Here is my boy with his favorite ninja - Kai the fire ninja ;-)
Have a great day everyone! One more sleep and then bring on the weekend! ;-)
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