Did you know that you can also paint on cookies? We’ve held a few cookie painting and decorating workshops a few months back and we thought we’d share a few tips and inspiration here on the blog too!
Tools and Materials
- cookies (made with special fondant specifically for painting)
- liquid food coloring
- tissue paper for blotting
- paint palette
- paint brush
Did you know that watercolor brushes work really well for cookie painting too? Just make sure they’re brand new and you’ll use them strictly for cookie painting/food. For these projects, we used the Faber-Castell Tri Grip Round Brushes and Soft Touch Brushes.
Step 1: Pour your liquid food color on your palette. Create more shades by combining hues. To create lighter hues, add a bit of water. Remember how primary colors create your secondary and tertiary colors? Blotting/testing on a piece of tissue paper also helps to check on your shades. Always keep in mind that a drop of food color goes a long way!
Step 2: Put your cookie on a flat surface and start planning your design.
Step 3: Use flat and wide brushes for coloring in and the thinner ones for text and details. Since food coloring is often saturated, make sure to only pick a little from the palette.
Step 4: Play and experiment! Don’t be scared to try something out. No matter what happens, your cookie stays yummy and edible. *wink* Food coloring has no added taste or smell. If you want to erase something, make sure to act quickly and wipe with a tissue paper. It’ll leave a bit of a stain but you can fix this by adding a darker or similar hue on top.
Step 5: Let your work dry and voila! You’ve got a tasty masterpiece.
Do check out this video for our paint brush tips and more cookie painting designs! We featured some really amazing outputs from our workshop attendees: abstract, lettering work and even a painting of the horizon all on cookies!
Where to Get Paint Brushes
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