favors for a kid’s art-themed birthday party: canvas cookies and food pens


This whole kids-drawing-on-cookies thing is not new to this blog. My daughter first make her own cookie art HERE when she was just a wee lass of two. And I gave my niece these framed cookies and a set of markers for her 7th birthday. Well, I adapted that same idea for her 8th birthday, celebrated at a kid’s art studio (did they have those when I was a kid? because I would’ve loved that).


And drawing on food is old hat around here, of course. For tips on choosing and buying edible writers, click HERE.


To make these, I used a small rectangle cutter to cut out the cookies with my cookie dough. Then I prepared my royal icing and tinted it white and gold with Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Bright White and Egg Yellow). Then, I prepared a disposable decorating bag with couplers and tip, size “4”. I filled the bag with the gold and closed with a rubber band. I piped rectangles on the cookies, leaving a border. Then, I switched the tip to size “3” and piped the frame part. After the gold set a bit, I thinned the white icing to flooding consistency, filled an empty decorating bag, snipped the tip and piped to fill the frames. Let the cookies dry super duper well, overnight.    (For basic cookie decorating how-tos click HERE.) To package, place a cookie in a cello bag, tie with ribbon and attach an edible writer to the ribbon.


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  1. Marlyn says

    These cookies are wonderful, my 9 year old son recently attempted piping cookies and was let frustrated and with a sore wrist lol. This IMO is the only way to have cookie decorating be fun for young kids.

    Thanks for sharing, Marlyn

  2. Abby Anderson says

    Nice! These are really cute! This is a nice idea for my brother’s b day party or something. (I won’t steal your idea, I promise! :)

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