GIVEAWAY!! super cool camera cookie cutters

One of the benefits of blogging is getting cool stuff in the mail to try. Wanna know what I got? The cutest little camera cookie cutters in the cutest little packaging. Wanna know what I made? You probably figured it out from that photo up there and your powers of logic. The cutest little camera cookies. Since I’ve taken the liberty of declaring an edible camera trend, it’s a good thing these exist since I amjust that influential.

The Camera Cookie Cutters are available from the DIY Photography Store. The set comes with three cutters (an SLR, TLR, and Rangefinder, not that I know what this means) and outline stamps for each. The cutters are made from high impact, BPA free, food-grade plastic (I got that line from their site, by the way, as well as the above photo of the cutters).

And guess what? They sent me not one, but two sets. So one of you gets a set.For details on the giveaway, scroll to the end of this post.

But first, here’s how I made my cookies. The outline stamp is very handy dandy for decorating these with royal icing, as the design is there for you to trace. However, I opted to make mine from fondant.

how to make camera cookies



you will need:*
camera cookie cutters
cookie dough
fondant 

food coloring
rolling pin
confectioner’s sugar
light corn syrup
small knife

*The cutters come with a cookie recipe, though I just used my own. Use store-bought fondant from the craft store or specialty stores (like Sur la Table), or make your own. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Super Black, Egg Yellow, Sky Blue, and Electric Green used here).

step one: bake your cookies
Roll out chilled cookie dough, cut out the cameras and use the outline stamp to gently impress the outline. (The outline part isn’t necessary since the fondant will cover the cookies, but I wanted to test it out. It worked.)

step two: prepare your fondant
Divide fondant and tint desired colors. To color fondant, add a few drops of food coloring to a handful of fondant and knead well, adding more coloring as needed. Use confectioner’s sugar to prevent sticking. I made yellow, lime green, blue, black and dark gray (made with black coloring). The fondant was already white.

step three: make your fondant toppers
Roll out any desired color of fondant, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Use confectioner’s sugar on the counter and rolling pin to prevent sticking. Cut out the camera shape and imprint the stamp just as you did with the cookie dough. Now, sane people stop here with already-cute cookies. And easy. I kept going. I used the stamp to cut out little pieces of different colors for the details. If you do this, some tips: Confectioner’s sugar is your friend; use it to prevent sticking. Use a paring knife around the outline if the fondant is stubborn and doesn’t slice easily. If the fondant is mushy and soft, it will be more difficult to make pieces, so let it sit at room temperature uncovered about fifteen minutes to stiffen a bit before rolling out. Use dabs of light corn syrup to adhere the pieces.

step four: assemble your cookies
Using dabs of light corn syrup (or icing or frosting or anything sticky that is sweet and edible), adhere the toppers to the cookies.

And now…

the giveaway!!!
Leave a comment here before
Sunday December 4, midnight, EST.
One winner will be chosen randomly to get the
Since I’m shipping these and they are pretty light,  contest is open worldwide.
Winner has 48 hours to respond after being notified before another winner is drawn.

(I’ll need an email address to contact you in case you win.  If your email address is not already attached to your ID when you comment, and you don’t feel comfortable leaving an email address IN your comment, you may leave a comment to enter the contest, then email me privately at thedecoratedcookie@gmail.com with your email address and let me know which comment is yours.)

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Comments

  1. Nicole ~ The Diva says

    I just seen these floating about the web and said I wanted a set. I hope I am lucky enough to win!

    nicolecburis(at)gmail.com

  2. Karlene AKA Beeps says

    These are so fun …. I just am crazy for the camera Frenzie that is going around & my fiance` loves all photography… so these would be an awesome little Treat for his Christmas stocking… Cookies & Molds :) Very cool … thks for sharing your fun Blog

  3. Lizzie says

    Oh my gosh! Cookie decorating and photography are my two big hobbies – I must have these! :)

    Thanks for the great post.

  4. Beverly Lynn says

    These are awesome! I love them. I hope that mine come out as cute as yours! beverly (at) beverly lynn photography (dot) com

  5. mooneyequalsmc2.com says

    These are adorable, I wonder if they would work at all with a more traditional frosting instead of fondant? either way, cute idea!

  6. Debbie says

    I would love those cutters! I've actually had to do a camera cookie once and I had to use a few cutters and get creative.

  7. I'm a full-time mummy says

    Greetings from Malaysia!

    Pick me! Pick me! Let me win!

    My email is: imafulltimemummy at gmail dot com

  8. Jenn @ BentoForKidlet says

    These are so cute!! I love cookie cutter sets like this, they make the best sandwiches for kids lunch 😀

  9. Kandi says

    gah, i love these! i'm obsessed with my cameras and photography in general. i would love to bake cameras. :) kandipoirier @ gmail . com :)

  10. titancia says

    Those are AMAZING! I'd love to be entered to win… Then I can spread my camera obsession with everyone! Bwahahaha….

    dawncathlene(at)titancia(dot)net

  11. Tom says

    I've always wanted to use, and know how to use, fondant and now I have some direction in how to do so if nothing else. Although it'd be fun to use it on these camera cookies too. :) It'd be a good way to promote my photo biz as well.
    tmartin450@aol.com

  12. AKPhotoMom says

    That is absolutely fantastic. BP4U Photo Guides posted about it on their FB page. I then put it in my status. Soooo cool. I like the look better with fondant. You did a great job.

  13. sweetnightmare says

    I am a vintage camera addict and a photographer. I would love to be the lucky winner of these!
    lianam83 at gmail dot com

  14. Stefanie says

    These are amazing! I love cameras – I have a camera tattoo on my arm to honor my dad who was a photographer. Thanks for the chance to win!

    stef1213 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  15. JessieMomma says

    OH my Hannah! These are adorable…. they would be perfect for my friend who just started her photography business! I would LOVE to win! Thanks so much for hosting!

    jdworley(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Anonymous says

    I am always looking for new ideas and stumbled across your blog…then I saw your awesome camera cookies that would be perfect for my boyfriend…I love to bake and he loves to eat! LOL Thanks for sharing!

    kpoulsen@live.ca

  17. Christin says

    Awesome! How cute are these! My mom is crazy about her camera and these would be perfect for her for Christmas! My email is christinc21 (at) hotmail .com.

  18. Katie J. says

    Definitely don't have any camera cookie cutters yet and would love to add them to my collection! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Sitha says

    So cute! I have a friend that loves the camera and loves baking for her kids. I believe she will love this cookie cutter… (sitha_shashi at yahoo dot com)

  20. Leslie says

    These are awesome! Would love to make these for my friend who loves photography and send them to her as part of her care package. If I'm not the lucky winner, I'm going to buy the cutters anyway!

  21. karenb says

    These are sooooooooooo CUTE!!!! I have several friends that are into photography that would love these cookies!!! I think they also would be great for my best friend who is planning a big trip!!! I Need to win these!!! Please enter my name.

    karenb

  22. Sabine G. says

    As a "photography'sta" I naturally would just lOVE to win these. Thank you for the opportunity. sabine(at)stadt-land-kind.de

  23. Martine says

    THESE are AMAZING!! Love them! Would love to win some photo camera's to bake! Perfect match to combine my obsessions (photography, scrapbooking and making cookies!)
    Thank you very muchos!
    martinerijnbeek(at)gmail(dot)com

  24. Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet says

    (not entering) man I wish I got sent cute stuff like that for blogging. Very cute camera cookies.

  25. jagscupcakes says

    This cookie cutter is so cute…
    I want that cookie cutter…I can then take picture of the cake which I am baking/decorating for my friends 50th Birthday:)

  26. shaylahh says

    OMG! So Cute!! I love them!
    I had no idea there were camera cookie cutters! I'm a student in Toronto at York University in Visual Arts and I actually was just taught how to make Santa cookies with a heart shaped cookie cutter. With learning that I made my own fondant for the first time last week, so exciting! Now I want to make camera cookies! Awesome! So glad my sister showed me this website today!

    shaylahh@yorku.ca

  27. Amanda H says

    These are super cute, perfect for a sweet treat for my hubby who is an avid cameraman. Please add me to the contest. thank you

  28. Sweet Sin says

    Wow I love this give away … I wish I was able to have these cutters for my sisters birthday on the 10th. This cutter give away gose perfectly with my sisitsers party theme. I am making her a camera cake due to her scholarship to an icp program in ny. We are a family that loves photos and cameras. Praying that I win good luck to all :)
    Bxpebbles@gmail.com

  29. Humera says

    What an innovative spin to the whole cookie-making business. :) And since Christmas means three things to me (family, baking and taking loads and loads of pictures), it would be really cool to get my hands on these. Fingers crossed! 😀
    humera.alvi@hotmail.com

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