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.
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.
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
camera cookie cutters
*The cutters come with a cookie recipe, though I just used my own cookie dough recipe. Use store-bought fondant from the craft store or specialty stores (like Sur la Table), or make your own fondant. 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.
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So very cool. I want some for awards night at my photography club!
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So adorable! I'd love to win!
I'd love to win these cutters!bcrownw (at) gmail (dot) com
These are too cute! I hope I win!totallyty75 (at) gmail (dot) com
I would love to make these for my granddaughters! They love cameras!dixiebluebird@gmail(dot)com
Those are adorable! My photographer friends would love cookies like this as a gift!
Tiffany Red says
The best cutter I have seen this season do far! Cute cookies too ;)Theredcooky@gmail.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
These are fantastic, my partner is a photographer these would be a perfectly shped treas for him 🙂
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
Allie M. says
I am absolutely in love with these and my husband would be tickled by them. :)princessbunge[at]gmail.com
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Maureen Corbett-Gentile says
Cute, I want some!
These Are SUPER CUTE! I love the colors for the cookies!Top29gun at gmail dot com
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! :Dhumera.firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd LOVE to have those! My bestie is a fab photographer who loves cookies! These would be perfect for when I make her email@example.com
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Nisga'a Paparazzi says
My L'il Sis & I are camera BUGS, PLUS she's a baker, I would LUV to win these for her!! SNAPPY idea these cutters!!Debbi Lynn:email@example.com