The iconic villain of the Silent Hill series can be created in baked good form with sugar cookies, royal icing, and fruit leather. These cookies are best done over two days as to allow for the royal icing to dry.
Tube of sugar cookie dough
Strawberry Fruit leather
Ingredients for Royal Icing (for ~half-dozen large cookies):
5 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons meringue powder
1/2 – 3/4 cup warm water
Large gingerbread man cookie cutter
Sealable plastic bags
Preheat oven to 350F!
You can your own sugar cookies dough recipe, or use a tube of cookie dough like I did. Whatever your fancy, roll out your cookie dough to about 1/4″ thickness. You’ll want the cookies pretty thick.
Use the large gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out your cookies. I managed to get eight cookies out of the tube of cookie dough (note: I ate some of the cookie dough.)
Bake for about 6-8 minutes until the edges are just golden brown. Allow to cool.
While the cookies are cooling, take three stripes of fruit leather and pile them on top of each other. Trim about an inch off.
Then, cut into triangles.
Repeat for every cookie. The boxes I bought came in packs of eight, so three boxes did it.
Take a pack of three triangles and microwave for about 13 seconds. This makes the fruit leather warm enough to be malleable, and the heat will add some nice texture.
Allow the fruit leather to cool for about 30 seconds. The fruit leather will be very hot!! Please be very careful with your fingers with this part!
When it’s cooled enough to handle, pinch two ends of the fruit leather together. Add in the third piece to create the head of Pyramid Head and pinch edges to complete 3-D triangle. The pieces will not hold together every well at the start; do not be discouraged! Keep rotating and pinching until everything is well sealed together. It becomes much, much easier with each rotating / pinching of the edges.
Repeat with all the fruit leather triangle until you have enough heads for your sugar cookies.
Now for the royal icing! Mix together 3 cups of the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons meringue powder, and 1/2 cup of warm water. If the royal icing is too thick, add a little more water.
Take 1/4 cup of the royal icing and add red food coloring.
Scoop the rest of the white royal icing into a sealable plastic bag and snip off the corner.
Draw a triangle on the head of the sugar cookie with the white royal icing and press the fruit leather head on top.
If you see royal icing peaking out, use a toothpick to brush it away.
Draw an outline of Pyramid Head’s cloak and fill in. You want a good amount of royal icing around the neck where the fruit leather is. This will help keep the fruit leather attached.
Before the royal icing begins to dry, dip a toothpick into the red royal icing and draw on the blood spatter marks.
Once you’ve decorated the cloak, you can add the white gloves.
Repeat for all the sugar cookies.
Once you’ve finished the icing the body and mittens on the cookies, use a knife and gently saw off the rounded part so the head is more pointy shaped.
Allow the cookies to set, overnight if you can. You can wait a few hours and then do the icing for the pants and arms, but there is a higher chance of the colors bleeding into each other that way.
For the second batch of royal icing, use 2 cups of powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon meringue powder. Add water until the royal icing is thick but still a little runny.
Take 1/4 cup of the royal icing and add just a touch of orange food coloring. Scoop into a plastic bag, seal, and snip off the tip. Draw on the arms on all of the Pyramid Heads.
Last step! Take the rest of the royal icing and add black food coloring. Scoop, seal, and snip the bag. Draw the outline of the boots and fill in.
Allow a few hours to dry.
The fruit leather heads will be pretty well hardened, so they’re mostly for show. (Although you could eat them if you really wanted.)
These came out a little creepy. But then, Pyramid Head is a little creepy!