I started by baking 131 cookies in various karate shapes:
Next I outlined all the cookies:
Next I filled in the bottom coat of icing in various colors:
I also used my KopyKake projector to hand draw these karate boys with icing:
I printed out an image of this karate-ka (student) and then put waxed paper over the printed image and used Royal Icing to draw the design. After it fully dried, I transferred the image to these cookies below:
I looked online to research various Kanji characters and drew each of these onto cookies by hand:
and Yin-Yang symbols
and Karate Gi (uniform):
and Blue Ribbons:
and Karate Boys:
More Karate Boys:
and the various cookie designs for the Karate test:
Here the cookies are ready to go...
and the cake for after the test...
Please join me in congratulating Nick in earning his Black Belt in Kenpo Karate!