A friend of a friend asked me to do this set for her son who was turning five. I am pretty sure I kind of butchered poor Sensei Wu. For the ninjas I used a circle cutter and the bottom half of an acorn cutter. I worried they might be weak at the seam, but I didn’t have any problem piecing those two pieces together. Sensei Wu is a Christmas tree and a square cutter pieced together and kind of hand shaped. The birthday boy’s name is spelled out using throwing stars, AKA mini snowflake cutters. I wish I had taken the time to thin my gray icing a little before I did the stars.
Based on my previous experience doing a Ninjago set, I worried a bit about the eyes. I wanted them to look uniform and also to be faithful to what the Lego guys look like, so I made black eye transfers on wax paper and let them dry overnight. Then I made a yellow mask transfer on wax paper and dropped the black eyes in while the yellow was still wet. After letting the eyes and mask dry overnight on the wax paper, I was able to just drop the yellow piece with eyes onto the wet Ninjago faces. Although it took time and planning in advance, the final assembly was super easy, and I didn’t have to worry about messing up a whole cookie by not getting the eyes right. The mask wrinkle lines were added using edible marker.