How to Make Robot Cookies
Out of all the new designs from this year's Valentine collection, these robot cookies are probably the most intricate.
When drawing up new cutter designs, I try my best to keep things simple. While I love how these robot cookies turned out, the design still ended up with more small sections and decorating details than I would have liked.
If you plan to mass-produce these guys as one of your Valentine's Day options, your best bet is using/getting a projector. A projector will really help speed up the decorating process and help pump out these cookies more efficiently.
If purchasing a projector isn't in your budget at the moment, no worries. In this tutorial I will show you how to decorate these robot cookies using a few handmade templates. It's not the fastest method for decorating, but it gets the job done.
Robot Cookie Cutter
In the shop, you can find this new robot cookie cutter.
This cookie cutter comes in two different sizes. However, for this tutorial, I’ll be decorating the LARGE-sized cookie.
Template for the Robot Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the designs of my 2019 Valentine's Day cookie collection, including this robot cookie design.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
This file is 3 pages long and is rather large in data size. Just a warning, it might take a moment before the file opens in your browser.
If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For these robot Cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Light Gray royal icing. (I mixed Americolor Ash with a touch of Wedgewood.)
- Darker Gray icing. (I just made a higher concentration of the light gray color above.)
- Red icing. (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Black piping icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
For those without a projector, mark the guidelines where the body sections should be, as shown. I made 3 templates with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guidelines on the cookie.
Begin by filling in alternating sections, like the head, the chest and one of the feet with the lighter gray icing. Let that set for 10 minutes.
Then fill in the jaw (or chin?) section and the other foot. Let this icing set again for 10 minutes.
Next, fill the remaining body sections, like the arms, legs, and neck, with the darker gray icing.
Add the big black eyes with white accent dots and eyebrows. Also, add a red heart in the middle of his chest.
(If you have large heart sprinkles, you could use them instead of manually piping a heart.)
Once the base layer had time to set, add outlines around the body, as shown. Also, pipe the claw-like hands with the same outline icing.
Just a head's up, the icing needs to be COMPLETELY DRY for this final step. Use a black Rainbow Dust food pen to draw on the fine line details.
The steps above are demonstrated in the time-lapsed video below.
This robot cookie cutter is perfect for those tech lovers in your life. This is also a cookie cutter design that you need to pay close attention to with sizing.
Here are a few suggestions for cookie sizes along with coordinating gift box options.
LARGE- This size I paired with the LARGE accent plaque. As a pair, they fit in these 7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart.
REGULAR- This size is 4″ tall and will fit a single 4″ x 4″ gift box. Or pair it with a REGULAR size accent plaque in this classic BRP cookie box (7″ x 4 3/8″ x 1.25″).
I still have a few more Valentine's Day cookie tutorials in the mix. So be sure to stick around for those in the coming week.