Sugar Cookie Dough – recipe here
1. Roll out the dough, cut, and bake your cookies according to the directions in my sugar cookie post here. Let your cookies cool fully before you start decorating them using royal icing.
2. To decorate, pipe the outline of the tooth in white royal icing that’s thick enough to hold it’s shape, but not too dry (you should be able to tell if your icing consistency is right if you run a knife through your bowl of icing and it comes back together in about 10 – 15 seconds).
3. Now it’s time to flood your cookies – you can do this in two ways: fill them immediately after you’ve piped the outline, or allow the outline to dry for several hours and then fill. I prefer it when the outline blends in with the rest of the icing, so I flood my cookies immediately after I pipe the outline. Give the cookie a gentle shake from side to side a few times to help smooth out the icing. Leave the flooded cookies to dry over night.
4. Mix approximately 1/4 teaspoon of white lustre dust together with 1.5 teaspoons of vodka, or other clear alcohol in a little dish. Using a paintbrush of an appropriate size, dip the brush into the white lustre dust mixture and brush over top of the royal icing to give it a pearlised finish. Let dry for 15 – 30 minutes.
5. Use an edible black marker to draw on little faces. Give your teeth some rosy cheeks by dipping a smaller paintbrush in a bit of the dry pink lustre dust. Gently apply the lustre dust in a small circular motion for the rosy look.
Look at these little pearly whites all lined up in a row! Don’t you just want to sink your teeth into them!?