Hmmm… I’m not sure, but these could very well fall in the same category as “creepy clown.” Alas. Perhaps a good gift for mom? I’ll let you be the judge of these family portrait cookies.
You can choose any surface you like, such as larger cookies topped with flooded royal icing (that have dried overnight). For tips on flooding cookies, CLICK HERE on these breakfast cookies and follow step one. I made our family portraits on bite-size round cookies topped with fondant. I simply purchased store-bought fondant, rolled it out, cut out circles with the same 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter, dabbed some frosting on the cookie and topped with fondant. For tips on finding cookie decorating supplies to do such a thing, CLICK HERE.
To draw on the cookies, I used Americolor Gourmet Writers. The skin tones available in edible markers are, ahem, limited. Americolor comes with a caucasian “flesh” tone, the light pink marker. They only have on shade of brown, but you can vary the tone by sketching lightly or more heavily. I’m not sure how my head ended up so much bigger than my husband’s or daughter’s. Especially my daughter. For a 2-year old, she has a huge head.
The basic portrait is simple: a round head, two ears centered on either side, the eyes are close together, slightly higher than the exact center of the circle, the wisp of a nose is in the center, and smiley is impossibly large
Draw and fill with the colors (personalize skin tone and hair color) in this order:
An assortment of hair styles:
Draw mustaches, beards, and glasses last, on top of the finished drawing.