It’s time to take a trip back to 1985. The world has waited long enough to see what could possibly happen next in the town of Hawkins with Mike, Will, Lucas, Dustin, Eleven and Max. Things really escalated in season two when the Mind Flayer, the monstrous demon creature hell-bent on merging the dark dimension of the Upside Down with everyday life on Earth, possessed Will and created an underground network of evil in order to take over our reality. The Demogorgon of season one left us with demodog offspring in season two, but we thought all of the monsters were taken care of when Eleven used her powers to end the dimensional divide and close the portal. The series is back on Netflix July 4th. Get caught up and watch the trailer below. Then you can start planning your Stranger Things Binge Watch Party!
In honor of our favorite kid heroes and this amazing show, we thought something sweet might help soothe the terror that awaits us in season 3. These decorated sugar cookies are made in the 1985 likenesses of Mike, Eleven, Lucas, Will, Max, Dustin, and Steve.
This project was created, written and shot by Ally from @ally.bakes on Instagram where you can see more of her sweet treats!
Materials Needed for Stranger Things Cookies
Before you get started you’ll need to bake some cookies and make the icing. Check out this post with recipes and instructions to get started.
- Baked gingerbread man shaped sugar cookies
- Square shaped sugar cookie (any size!)
- Royal icing
- Gel Food Coloring
- Copper, brown, blue, black, red, orange, purple, yellow, green
- Piping bags
- Scribe tool
- Edible colored markers
- Circle and star piping tips
- Lemon Extract
- Wilton food safe paint brush
Stranger Things Character Decorated Cookies
Get ready to make Stranger Things Character cookies! There is a lot of bouncing back and forth between different parts of the characters. You’ll need to do this while waiting for the royal icing to harden in order to continue layering and working on specific parts. This also saves time so you’re not waiting for each step to harden before moving on to others since that would take hours!
Start with piping a circle and fill it in to make the head. Make sure to leave some space above the forehead so we can add some hair later. Use the copper or brown gel to make various skin tones.
Next, you’ll want to pipe each character’s shirt. Mix a small amount of icing into the flood consistency for each color. Don’t forget to add the arms in!
Pipe flood consistency icing in the appropriate color for each character’s bottoms. Remember, a little food coloring gel goes a long way, so add a little bit at a time to get the desired color.
Add hair using the original royal icing consistency so that the hair keeps its texture. Use a star tip to create curly, wavy, or straight hairstyles. Don’t forget to add any hair accessories on after the hair hardens. Since some of the characters have more clothing layers than others, be sure to add those in now once the first layer shirt is hardened. You’ll need to add in Max’s white sleeves and Dustin’s light blue vest with flood consistency icing.
Now, while we’ve been waiting for the pants to harden, you can finally add on the legs and feet to each character using flood consistency icing. By this time, the face should be hardened enough for you to add a smiley face onto each character using a black edible marker.
We’re almost finished! Add any finishing details onto each character such as pockets and shirt designs with the black edible marker. We used light brown as a base color for a majority of the hair, if you need to darken the hair or want to add some depth to the hair, mix some lemon extract with the desired color and get to painting the hair.
Use different color edible markers to color on the white sleeves of Max’s shirt to make a rainbow effect and add white lines for the hoodie strings – don’t forget the lime green scrunchie.
Finally, add white lines to Steve’s outfit along with a red necktie and hat with “AHOY” written on.
Stranger Things Logo Decorated Cookies
Start with a baked rectangular cookie, this can be any size you would like!
Pipe black flood consistency icing onto the entire cookie.
Print out the Stranger Things logo to the same size as the baked rectangular cookie. Position the printed logo on top of the dried cookie.
Use the scribe and gently trace the logo onto the cookie. Don’t press hard enough to rip through the paper otherwise, you might create unwanted holes into the dried black icing. Light pressure will give you enough of an outline in order to pipe over.
Once you’re done with that, you can always go over the faint lines once more for a more defined outline. It’ll be easier to see and pipe over.
Using red icing with a stiffer consistency, pipe over the scribe lines.
So when you gather your crew for a Stranger Things season 3 binge watch, you’ll have something sweet to sink your teeth into while you devour the story as it continues in Hawkins.