Big sugar cookies with colorful royal icing.
This sugar cookie design is based on the little dragon traveling between level to level in his bubble transport through the Cave of Monsters.
Green food coloring
Orange food coloring
Yellow food coloring
Black food coloring
Ingredients for Royal Icing:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
Several tablespoons warm water (2-4)
This royal icing recipe makes enough for a dozen large cookies, so depending how many cookies you’d like to decorate, adjust amounts to your fancy.
Cut out the sugar cookies with a large circular cookie cutter, bake, and allow to cool. There are a few different sizes on the below cookie sheet because I was baking non-Bubble Bobble cookies at the same time. Ignore those smaller sizes, the larger size is what was used for the little Bubble Bobble guys.
To get the royal icing going, mix together the powdered sugar, meringue powder, and warm water to create the royal icing. You’ll want the mixture to be glossy and a little stiff.
If you’d prefer, you can add this bubble outline at the end. I was putting together some other cookies so I went ahead with the bubble and had time to allow the icing to harden.
If you’re feeling like drawing the bubble outline now, scoop several spoonfuls of royal icing into a ziplock bag, seal, and snip the tip off the bag. Draw a circle, staying close to the edge of the cookie. For some cookies I added the shiny bits of the bubble by drawing extra lines near the edge.
When icing these cookies, it’s easier to do a particular body part on every cookie before moving on the next body detail. This way allows the royal icing to harden a bit and prevent colors from running together.
For the body, add three heaping spoonfuls of royal icing to a bowl and add a squirt of green coloring. I love this color! Mix and spoon into a ziplock bag and snip the corner off.
Draw the outline of Bub (or is it “Bob”? I can’t remember which dragon is which) and fill it in. Don’t worry about being too exact. It’s supposed to be a nice blobby shape.
Take several spoonfuls of white royal icing, pour into a bag, and snip. Draw on the tummy, which is a rough rectangle. Set aside this bag o’ icing for later; we’ll be using it for the eyes.
For the hands and feet, take two spoonfuls of white royal icing from the bowl, add orange coloring, and repeat the bagging process. Draw on the hands and tootises. Add the top spike on his noggin.
Now for the cheekies! Add a tablespoon of royal icing to a bowl, add a drop of yellow food coloring, and mix. You really only need a tiny bit of icing. Draw two yellow ovals on the side of the dragon’s noggin.
For the eyes, grab the white bag of royal icing and draw two tall oval eyes next to the yellow cheek dots.
The last color! Add a half of a tablespoon to a bowl along with the black food coloring. Once more for the bagging process and carefully draw on his cross-eyed eyes. Add the mouth.
If you haven’t added the bubble outline yet, use the bag of white icing to circle the little dragon to complete the design!