Inspiration for cookie designs can come from just about anywhere. In this case, it came from a lengthy text conversation with my niece, Gloria. I have no idea how we two adults started texting about Disney and ornaments and villains, but what came out of it was the idea for these Snow White-inspired poison apple sugar cookies.
It just so happens I recently acquired an apple-shaped cookie cutter, so these were a must-do. (If you need an apple cookie cutter, you can pick one up here.) After baking and cooling some cute apple cookies, I iced the apples with red royal icing and let them dry completely.
For the poison skull, I enlisted the help of my Kopykake projector. If you don’t have a projector, you can see below that it’s actually not necessary. The shape of the poison apple image from the movie didn’t match up to my apple cookie cutter, so aside from the general eye and nose placement, the drippy skull is essentially freehand.
It’s helpful to first draw the circles for the eyes, outline the rest of the drips where you want them, and then fill in the skull immediately. The drippy skull is done in all one go – there’s no outline… dry… fill… dry. Just outline and fill it all once.
I decided to goth up the apples a bit with a black stem and leaf – it is a poison apple, after all. Once the stem and leaf were completely dry, I added some gold shimmer to leaf to complete the look.
The shimmer is simply Americolor’s airbrush sheen in gold. I just dipped a paintbrush directly into the shimmer, painted on the gold, and let dry.