Nothing says Christmas like Darth Vader
Christmas Eve. I'm baking cookies for gifts (no, not paleo cookies) and Miss Rowan has an idea for the perfect gift for Uncle Ashley: gingerbread. Darth Vader gingerbread. Well sure, why not?
Luuuuuke...I am your Christmas snacks....
How about the fact that it's Christmas Eve and there's no way I'm going within 100 meters of a retail store? And I don't have any Star Wars cookie cutters. But before I extinguished her visions of awesome giftage, I pondered... maybe, I could repurpose something...
A search through the drawer of kitchen gadgetry revealed that I did have a Darth Vader cookie cutter. It just didn't know it yet. It thought it was a gingerbread girl, albeit one who could use a chiropractic adjustment. I can see how it would make that mistake:
A few tweaks with a pair of pliers, however, set it right.
The next challenge was black icing. The internet thought that it was terribly hard to make and I should just buy it. Screw you, internet, I'm not going out today. Some parts of the internet said you could get closer using cocoa powder. So I started with that, and then put in a lot of almost every food colouring I own. And whaddya know, black icing - or close enough for government work, anyhow.
I think Darth turned out pretty well. He's tasty, too.