Have a peek at the first instalment over here, with macaron versions of Ryder, Marshall, Rubble and Chase.
Just like the macarons, this brown sugar cookie bake is not for the impatient and faint-hearted. It took me a day to make the templates, a day to make the dough, a day to bake the cookies, a day to outline with edible marker, two and a half days of intensive icing and half an hour to pack them individually. Some of the days involve less intensive work of an hour or so while others involve non-stop hard work from morning till evening.
You may find the brown sugar cookie and royal icing recipe from this post and how to make and use your own templates from this post. You may ask why go through so much insane hard work for something that can be eaten in a few bites? These cookies have gotten rave reviews from every single recipient that I baked for in terms of taste as well as looks since I started baking them for sale a few years ago. It's my passion to deliver bakes that taste and look awesome. And this hasn't changed over the years :).
Just to share some photos of the process...
Cutting out the dough using homemade template as a guide
Tracing outlines using edible marker
Day 1 of icing! I piped a thick layer of icing where the snout is supposed to be to create a slightly 3D pop-up effect.
Day 2 of icing! Almost there!
Day 3 of decorating! Finally done! This last day mainly involves adding subtle shadows using back gel dissolved in vodka and brushed on with a small brush.
There's always a great sense of satisfaction and relief when I am finally done :p.