Cookie Photo Props

I love to make a fun afternoon tea when people visit so this time I baked cookie photo props and let the kids take photos of each other using them before devouring them. 

What you will need:


  • Cookie dough
  • Gel food colouring 
  • Royal icing powder
  • Edible pen or paint if using


  • Skewers
  • Icing bags (I just use zip lock bags and clips) 
  • Toothpicks
  • Paintbrush (if using edible paint)

1. Roll out your dough a little thicker than usual so that the cookies are robust. I had a lips and glasses cutter, the others I cut out from my cookie dough with a sharp knife. Once you have your desired shapes, carefully insert skewers into them. Chill your cookies in the fridge for at least ten minutes and then bake. While your cookies are cooling make up you royal icing into two bowls, one a thick toothpaste consistency for the outlines and the other a thinner shampoo consistency for flooding the cookie. I coloured it red and grey and left some white. 

2. Let’s start with the lips. Outline the top and bottom lip with the thick red icing. Once you are happy with the shape flood the top lip, removing any air bubbles with a toothpick. Then do the same to the bottom lip, be careful not to disturb the top lip and leave the lips to dry. Once dry use your outline icing to draw the outline again to give your lips more definition.

3. For the moustache, outline the your cookie with the thick grey icing, then flood with the thinner icing, using a toothpick to pop any air bubbles. Cover with sprinkles if using and leave to dry. 

4. For any other cookie shapes it’s the same concept of creating a barrier with a thick outline icing, flooding the area with the thin icing and popping any air bubbles. Leave all of your cookies to dry .

5. Use an edible pen or edible paint for any extra details. There are so many possibilities for fun photo prop cookies. X

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