THE MANY FACES OF FACES

Time to have some fun with cookies! Some are super easy to decorate, some required (for me) a mini-projector but you might be able to draw them free hand. They all make me smile, and I do hope they gave a smile to those who received them…

I first saw this design on a closed group on Facebook for Sugarprism painting. I used the food projector to get the image on Royal iced cookies, and painted with a food safe pen, then added the blush detail with red luster powder. Once I made them, I realized that a search for snowman faces gives many examples, so I “cookied” some more. Aren’t those super cute?

I also made some to work as real Christmas ornaments, by including a small hole in the cookie, as you see below…

They seem quite comfortable around a certain infamous character…

I had a lot of fun making the trio of cookies below….

Now let me share cookies that are a lot simpler to make… The gingerbread stars were suggested by my friend Toni, and I modified a few things from the picture she shared. The eyes were piped with black icing, and the blush is again red luster powder on the naked cookie. Eyebrows and smile were made with a food safe pen.

I loved them so much that I made a second batch, this time with chocolate-chipotle dough, and green eyes, for better contrast.

Another fun way to play with faces is using store bought sugar eyes, which makes it all even simpler. Those are popular on Halloween but you can still find them in places such as Jo-Ann or even big grocery stores. I used thick Royal icing to make the metal part of the bulbs, but you can just flood the whole thing and draw the details with a food pen. It will be equally cute.

I hope you enjoyed this fun collection of cookies. Just remember that cookie decorating should bring you joy, not stress. So keep calm, and pipe on!