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how to draw on food: breakfast (on bite-size cookies)

I made these mini breakfast cookies for a friend and kid-filled brunch (as in, the guests were friends and little kids, not a brunch in which friends and kids are the main course). Bite-size cookies are perfect for tiny hands, and the decor? It was a brunch after all.

I drew my designs on cookies topped with royal icing, but remember you can draw these on the surface of your choice: marshmallows, fondant, gum paste…


how to draw breakfast

you will need:*
dough
icing
cookie cutter (I used a 1 1/2-inch round fondant cutter)
white food coloring

1 disposable frosting bag

1 coupler

1 size 4 decorating tip
rubberband
squeeze bottle or small spoon
small knife or spatula

edible writers

*Find the cutter, frosting bag, coupler, tip and squeeze bottle in the baking aisle of your craft store. You can find coloring and writers there, too, but I prefer the slightly harder to find Americolor Soft Gel Paste (Bright White) and Americolor Gourmet Writers (you’ll need black, red, pink, yellow, orange, and brown for these). For tips on where to buy supplies click HERE.


step one: prepare your cookies
Bake cookies according to recipe and let cool. Prepare frosting and mix about 1 cup white. Prepare frosting bag with coupler and tip and fill half full with about 1/2 cup of the white and tie closed tightly with a rubber band. Cover reserved frosting. Pipe an outline on the cookies and let set about 15 minutes. Thin remaining frosting with water, a few drops at a time, until the consistency of thick glue (don’t make it toooooo runny, err on the side of too thick). With a squeeze bottle or small spoon, pour a little frosting in the center of the cookie and let it flood to the edges, encouraging it with a small knife or spatula. Let set well, at least a few hours, overnight preferred.

step two: draw your designs
Follow the steps to draw OJ, bacon, eggs and toast. TIP: Click on the drawings to enlarge them.

how to draw an egg:
1. draw and fill a yellow circle
2. outline blob shape around the circle in black and add highlights around the yolk


how to draw bacon:
1. draw thick, wavy lines with red
2. draw thick, wavy lines inside the red with pink
3. outline with black


how to draw OJ:
1. draw and fill a trapezoid with a rounded top and bottom with orange
2. outline with black, making an oval at the top and highlighting the top of the juicehow to draw toast:
1. draw and fill two squares with yellow
2. draw toast shape around the squares with brown
3. fill with brown, making sure to fill around the yellow squares
4. outline with black

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20 Comments

  1. Michelle
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Ok, these are FREAKING awesome. Seriously. Love the mini size, love the whimsical drawings, love that they are breakfasty. Love. Love. Love.

    Plus, I think I could actually do these.

  2. maria elena
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    que buena idea!que bonitas!y que divertidas!
    bss

  3. maria elena
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    que buena idea!que bonitas!y que divertidas!
    bss

  4. maria elena
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    que buena idea!que bonitas!y que divertidas!
    bss

  5. maria elena
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    que buena idea!que bonitas!y que divertidas!
    bss

  6. oneordinaryday
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    So stinkin' adorable!

  7. Pink Martini
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Love your Drawing 101 illustrations. I need that. All very cute! :)

  8. Natalie...
    Posted April 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Ah wow what a good idea these look great!!

  9. Sue Sparks
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    You come up with the cutest ideas!

  10. arugulove
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    These are so cute!

  11. faithy, the baker
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    these look fantastic! I'm going to try it soon! love your ideas!

  12. roses et macarons
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    so cute!

  13. B & D
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    wow…creative and yummy…thats one cookie i would love to eat :)

  14. B & D
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    wow…creative and yummy…thats one cookie i would love to eat :)

  15. B & D
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    wow…creative and yummy…thats one cookie i would love to eat :)

  16. B & D
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    wow…creative and yummy…thats one cookie i would love to eat :)

  17. Gray
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    So cute!! I can't wait to get the writers. you have been doing such adorable stuff!!!

  18. jeri
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I am in love with these! I can't wait to try these (come on school semester get over so I can have free time again!)

  19. I run for cake!
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Super cute idea! Every time I visit your blog I am amazed with what creative sweet treat you will come up with next! Love the breakfast cookies.

  20. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted April 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    No.Words.

    These are too cute for words.

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