10 May 2010

May the Force Bake With You

Look what my friend gave me for Mothers Day! Aren't these great?! {Thank you, Song!}

Here you have Darth Vader, a stormtrooper, Yoda and Bobba Fett.

I love how they have this spring-loaded detail to press into the dough. Works much better than those old-style detailed cookie cutters.

Vince and the kiddos began with much gusto! Frankly, I told them that I was a little too tired to tackle this project last night (plus, I knew how much work baking and decorating sugar cookies is:). But they said they would do it all~I was a mere assistant and resident photographer.

Look at that detail! So cool!

They baked out really great, too. Not much change in the pattern at all.

After one pan of cookies Vince was worn out. LOL We decided to wait until today to finish baking and then decorate them.

I have to say, this was about all the help we got from the kiddos in the decorating department. They were bouncing off the walls from all the icing they ate!

I whipped up a batch of royal icing, mixed some colors and Vince began the tedious process of detailed decorating. I must be honest: I love the mixing, cutting, baking part. But when it comes the the decorating part, I usually just slap on some frosting and toss on some sprinkles. In my heart-of-hearts I so want to so this detailed, piped frosting, but I'm always too tired and out of patience. Vince persevered though and did an amazing job! The kids and I did the base frosting coats and he did all the piping. He has so much more artistic ability than me! And apparently more patience, too.

Didn't these turn out amazing?!?! I am SO impressed!! I almost didn't want to eat any...but I got over that.

These are Vince's personal faves. Frankly, he is my personal fave!:)


steviewren said...

These cute cookies would be fantastic additions to a Star Wars themed birthday party. They look great.

Kari said...

I seriously love these things!!

hallee@halleethehomemaker.com said...

Okay, those are the coolest cookie cutters I've ever seen.

Lisa said...

Awesome cookie cutters! Vince did a great job decorating them too!

Momma Rae and the Deputy said...

so fun!!!!!!!! you did alot of great detail on them cookies!!

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

My boys (and husband) would love those cookie cutters!