I outlined the area where the hat is going to be, and filled in the band with black and let dry.
When the outline was dry I filled in the face area with flesh tone icing. I like the face better without an obvious outline, but that's just me.
Using an orange red icing I filled in the hair after the face area was completely dry.
I flooded the hat area with green icing and sprinkled green sugar on top for a little sparkle.
I added the mouth, nose, and eye outlines using a fine tip edible food marker.
I filled in the eye outline with white flood icing and dragged it into the corners with a toothpick.
With flood icing I added the buckle and let dry. I really should have used outline consistency icing, but I got lazy and used this instead. You can see it's not as sharp as it would have been had I thickened up the icing.
I used a black food marker to fill in the eye area. I decided to sharpen up the area around the buckle with black outline icing.
A drop of white icing finishes the eye, and a fine line food marker details the hair and freckles.
I added petal dust to the cheeks with a Q-tip, and this little guy is done.
Here are the original cookies I made for Ecrandal. You can easily make a patriotic buddy, or a chimney sweep, or even a magician. The hat can be changed into a cowboy hat or bowler with some creative cutting.
♥ Happy Decorating ♥