We went with a Star Wars/Clone Wars theme....and of course I immediately thought of the cute Star Wars stuff that Williams-Sonoma has these days! I already had the Star Wars cookie cutters and the Star Wars cupcake kits.....so I was already halfway there right? Wrong!!
Since I am new to the cookie decorating thing.....I really didn't have any idea how long it was going to take for me to do the cookies......which I thought would be really cute as a party favor. Well, dang.....it took me forever!! I made the cookie a couple of weeks ago, using the sugar cookie recipe in the Cookie Craft book. I've got to say that I love this recipe! Even on intricate shapes, these cookies do not spread when you bake them. Plus they taste yummy! My sister-in-law said that they tasted just like the ones she used to have growing up......to me that's a good thing! After baking these guys, I froze the baked cookies until this past week, when it was time to start decorating them.
|The beginning of Storm Troopers.|
|Yodas, Darth Vaders, and Storm Troopers waiting to be finished.|
|The finished product!|
I also busted out about 60 cupcakes....all of which needed to be done the night before the party. So.....I hate to admit it, but I did end up using boxed cake mix! I was just making simple white cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream frosting....and in all honesty, I don't think there's too many 5 year olds who would turn their nose up at any cupcake (as long as there's lots of frosting on it!!).
A little squirt of frosting using a large open star pastry tip, a little dusting of sprinkles....and then topped with a Star Wars character from the cupcake kit.....and done!
I don't know that I'll be doing these again any time soon....I'm a little Star Wars-ed out! Am I happy with how they came out? Yeah, I guess so.....I think my biggest complaint is my outline piping on the cookies. I need to get it smoother so that when it all dries you don't see the starts and stops. I pretty much just need to keep practicing and practicing. But for now.....I just want a nap!!
Happy Birthday to the sweetest little 5 year old around!!! I love you!!
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