These are the toppers for my upcoming robot cupcakes! They're cog-shaped sugar cookies that are iced with royal icing (made with meringue powder because raw egg whites scare me).
My first batch, I had cut the cog shapes out and put them on the cookie sheet. I pulled them out of the oven and they looked like flowers. So, I had to end up cutting the cog shapes out of the cookies once they were baked. Therefore, every batch after the first was just circle cookies.
Cutting the circle shape out of the baked cookies.
Cutting the centers out of the cookies with a petit four cutter (it was the only circle cutter I could find that was small enough).
Cutting the teeth out of the sides with the petit four cutter.
Pile of sugar cookie scraps. Mmmmm, good snacking. =]
Finished cog cookies, un-iced.
I used the dip method to ice the cookies with royal icing, since it seemed easiest as I was only using one color for the whole cookie. I dipped the fronts of the cookies in the icing, then pulled them out and set them on a rack to dry.
Now all I've got left to do is make, frost, and assemble the cupcakes!
- 2 tbsp. meringue powder (I could only find the Wilton brand, and only at Walmart in the cake decorating aisle)
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp. water