Remember the controller cookies I posted about back in April? Well today I'm adding another controller to the bunch: Wii Controller Cookies. I enjoy making controller cookies because it gives me an excuse to browse the candy aisles at the supermarket. I ended up getting white "mystery" Airheads and confetti sprinkles for some of the buttons. Sadly though, I couldn't seem to find a clear candy to use for the "A" button. But no worries, I just ended up making my own clear gummy candy buttons :).
Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thick between two sheets of plastic wrap. Peel off the top layer of plastic wrap and with a knife and ruler, cut out 1 1/8" x 4 1/2" rectangles from the dough. Place dough rectangles on parchment lined baking sheets.
Use your finger to round off all the rectangle corners. Put the baking sheet in the fridge to chill for 5-10 minutes. Then place the sheet in the oven to bake for 8-12 minutes. Once done, let them cool on the sheets for a few minutes and then move them to a cooling rack.
Unwrap a white "mystery" Airhead, place it between two sheets of parchment paper, and put it on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave the plate for 10 seconds. Take the still sandwiched Airhead, place it on a flat surface and use a rolling pin to flatten it to about 1/8" thick while it's still soft. Wait for it to firm up and then take a pair of kitchen shears and cut out little "+" shaped control pads. Place them on a piece of parchment paper until ready to use.
red, blue, black food writer markers
Take a red marker and draw the "power" symbol on white sprinkles. Use a blue marker to draw the "home" symbol. Then take a black marker to draw "+" signs, "-" signs, "1"s, and "2"s on white sprinkles. One side of the sprinkle is usually smoother, draw on the smooth side.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
pearl milk tea straw
black food writer marker
Place the water, sugar, and gelatin in a pot. Heat it over low heat just until both the sugar and gelatin are dissolved. Take the pot off the heat, add the almond extract, and mix. Pour the mixture into a glass or ceramic container so that it forms a layer about 1/8" thick (I poured it onto two ceramic plates with tall sides).
Chill in the fridge for 5-10 minutes, until firm. Remove the plates from the fridge. Use a pearl milk tea straw to punch out circles from the mixture. Place them onto a sheet of parchment paper. Then use the black food writer marker to draw an "A" on each gummy button.
"+" candy control pads
clear gummy "A" buttons
black & blue food coloring
Make the sugar cookie icing and cover the cookies with it, using a spoon to spread it out. Place the Wii button with the red "power" symbol on the top left corner of each cookie. Put a clear gummy "A" button 1/3 the way down from the top of the cookie. Place a "+" candy control pad halfway between the "power" button and the "A" button.
In the middle of the cookie, put a "home" button. On the right of the "home" button, place a "+" button and on the left of the "home" button, place a "-" button. Place a "1" button 1/3 the way up from the bottom of the cookie. Then place a "2" button under the "1" button. Wait for the sugar cookie icing to dry.
When the icing is dry, mix a bit of dark gray sugar cookie icing, mixing the icing with a bit of black food coloring. Take a toothpick and draw 4 lines on the control pad buttons. Between the "home" button and the "1" button, dot 6 rows of 3 gray dots. Then, between the "2" button and the bottom of the cookie, dot out 3 gray dots in a row. Mix a bit of blue sugar cookie icing and make a blue dot in that same row to complete the cookie.