Far from providing inter-ship communication in the 22nd century, this gingerbread variation on the Star Trek communicator will only work to send messages to your brain and stomach that say “eat me”. Here’s how it was made:
I cut out the pattern pieces on thick card paper and then used that to cut out the cookie pieces. I froze the dough before cooking as this helps it keep its shape. I used royal icing (1 egg white, add icing sugar until the desired consistency is reached) for all decorations, as well as for gluing the pieces together. Toothpicks and scrunched up pieces of plastic wrap are both very useful to use as prop-ups while waiting for the royal icing to dry when gluing the pieces together.