First and foremost: May the 4th be with you! I know we’re still a day off, but now you have time to make these cookies to celebrate, right? These cookies were actually inspired by a t-shirt I saw over at Evil Cake Genius (a shirt that I’m pretty sure needs to be in my life) where Han Solo was holding a piping bag of frosting. I loved the idea so much, I couldn’t help but make an entire cookie set with that theme for May the 4th. I really wanted to do it with black royal icing to create dimension and depth, but there were so many fine lines and subtle shading in some of the designs I’d put together that I just didn’t think it was possible to do it all in royal icing. Which got me to thinking about mixed media art. A friend of mine and her mom do a lot of amazing mixed media art, and thinking about that made me realize that I didn’t have to use only one type of cookie art. In fact, by using multiple forms of cookie art media, I could much more easily achieve the look I was going for!
Mixed Media Cookie Art