Project Description

Don’t tell Elphaba, but Galinda might be my favorite Wicked character.

I know, I know – Elphaba is the strong, independent one who doesn’t care what anyone else thinks, so I should like her more.

But, when every time I’ve seen Wicked, Galinda steals the show. It is a truly hilarious role. She also kind of reminds me of Elle Woods. You know –

They are spunky and wear a lot of pink.

And, isn’t that what really matters?


Then, there is Fiyero.

The love interest with boyish good looks who gets kicked out of school on a regular basis.

That’s exactly who I want for a boyfriend. A scallywag.

Anyway –

I was inspired by his military outfit with a bajillion medals.

Some readers mentioned that the cookies looked like yellow bricks, and I LOVE that interpretation!

For the Galinda cookies:


  • Circle shaped sugar cookies
  • Pink icing, outline consistency
  • Pastry bags, couplers, and a #101 tip
  • Rainbow disco dust, optional

1. This cookie is essentially rows of ruffles. It was my first time doing ruffles and I don’t think they came too bad! And, once you get the hang of it, they are totally fun to make. I read/watched several tutorials for ruffles, but the most helpful one for me by far was Ali Bee’s video here. Take a look before you get started – you won’t be disappointed!

I used a #101 tip for my size cookies (about 2 1/2 inches). Depending on the size of your cookie, you may want to use a #102 tip or a #103 tip for larger ruffles.

2. Start with a blank cookie. No outlining or flooding needed! Angle your tip so that the rounded, fatter side is against the surface of your cookie. Like this:

3. Depending on the type of ruffle you want (watch the video!!), create the first line of ruffles at the top of the cookie.

4. Continue until the entire cookie is covered.

Sprinkle with disco dust.

Galinda would approve.

For the Fiyero cookies:

  • Circle shaped sugar cookies
  • Green icing (outline and flood)
  • Yellow/gold icing (outline – or outline and flood if you want a smoother look)
  • Gold luster dust
  • High proof vodka (any vodka will work, but the higher proof, the better)
  • Small paintbrush
  • Pastry bags, couplers, #1, and #2 tips

1. Outline and flood the cookie with the green icing (an aside – can you believe that the green icing on both the Fiyero cookies and the Elphaba cookies are from the exact same batch? They look like totally different shades to me!). Wait a couple hours.

2. Using a #1 tip, start outlining small boxes of varying sizes.

Keep piping boxes until the entire cookie is covered with them.

3. Once the outlines are done, fill in the boxes. You can use a flood icing, if you prefer. Allow to dry overnight.

4. In a small bowl, add a couple drops of vodka to a small amount of luster dust. Paint onto the medals with the small paintbrush.

Allow to dry (see detailed instructions on painting luster dust here).