|Boba Fett, Royal Guard, Darth Vader, C-3PO, Yoda|
I like making Gingerbread Cookies for friends and had once already in 2011 tried to capture genre characters with Christmas cookie cutters (and one Easter Egg cutter). I decided this year to make all Star Wars characters.
I used new cookie cutters from a Halloween set I bought this year and from a Christmas set I had purchased a few years ago. All were available in boxed sets from Wilton (except of course the vintage one). For Boba Fett I used a tombstone cutter, for Yoda I used a spider (turned upside down as suggested by Sweet Sugar Belle) and for Darth Vader I used the newer bell. I used a vintage cutter for the Emperor's Royal Guard and reused an inverted Easter Egg for C-3PO.
I bought colored sugar from Michael's. I bought yellow sugar in November to make Autumn leaves for Thanksgiving. I also purchased red and green then in anticipation of Christmas.
As I put together my ideas, I knew I wanted the green for Boba Fett and wasn't sure what to do with the red sugar until I remembered the Royal Guard. Then I had to think of what to use, as the modern bell cutter I was using for Vader was too rounded.
After looking through our collection of old cookie cutters for inspiration I happened upon a vintage bell that was more sharp and angular looking, perfect for a Royal Guard helmet, so I had a cookie to use the red sugar on.
Armed with red, yellow and green sugar I then purchased light green sugar for Yoda and black sugar for Darth Vader.
I used the McCormick recipe for gingerbread cookies and pressed each cut raw cookie into a bowl I had put some of the sugar in and then baked them according to the recipe.
For the frosting I just mixed confectioner's sugar with a little water until it was the right consistency (and put in some coloring) and then spooned it into a plastic squeeze bottle (also from Michael's)