There have been days when Jack has had so much to say about R2-D2
that I've thought he was part of the family.
No, I'm not kidding.
He has told me where he is from,
how old he is,
who he's going to marry,
what car he likes to drive,
what he likes to eat for lunch,
what he does NOT like to eat for lunch,
what he is going to do when he grows up....
....and yes, I was sucked so far into that conversation that I actually
debated whether or not R2D2 should really be fixing spaceships while
being shot at by Tie-fighters if R2D2 is not a grown-up droid....
...not my finest mommy moment.
When you have a
robot (excuse me) droid obsessed child,
and someone asks you to make R2D2 cookies, two things go through your mind.
1. Jack is going to LOOOOOOVE these!!!
2. How do I keep them from getting eaten before they leave the house!
Truthfully, I knew it would only be a challenge until they were iced,
Jack only eats 'naked' cookies ("no icing please, mommy").
I used the 'cut and press' cookie cutters from William-Sonoma.
I know not everyone is a fan of these, but I like them a lot.
If they are going to be decorated, I just use them as regular cutters.
If I'm making 'naked' cookies for Jack, the press part is fabulous.
I'll bake a batch soon and take lots of pictures...'kay?
Here we go! Two little droids waiting for outfits!
I like to place my cookies on a rimmed quarter sheet turned upside-down.
I've got gray and white icing that is 'piping consistency'
(stiff but with a little bit of stretch)
in bags with #2 tips.
First, I'll outline the gray part, fill with flood icing in a squeeze bottle
and then go grab a toothpick...quick!
I hate air bubbles. I do.
Here's one coming up right where the arrow is pointing.
Can you see it?
The icing flattens right out, no more bubble!
White outline is next...
...and then fill 'em up!
We have a pretty dry climate in Southern California, so I usually just let them dry on their own.
If its the slightest bit damp, I put a fan on them to speed things up.
And now....this is why I leave the tutorials to people with much better attention spans
I can never remember to take any pictures after I flood the *dang* cookies!!!
Here you go...the finished products.
I think next time I'll go through the trouble of making Royal Icing transfers for the little
rectangles and shapes on his body.
They're too small to do without the risk of cratering.
Too pointy (for me anyway) to accomplish with 20 second icing.
So I used piping consistency for all the shapes.
(I'm not crazy about the bumps. They look like air bubbles to me.I hate those. I do.)
All in all, not bad for the first go!
...he seemed lonely.
He needed a little friend.
He comes in the same set!
Same #2 tip!
give him a facial, take care of air bubbles
and let him dry!
Best Friends Forever!!!
Don't worry, I didn't give away the one he kissed.
Thanks for stopping by,