Thursday, May 13

How to PAINT on cookies! {a video tutorial}

Let me introduce you to amazing Renee of Kudos Kookies. Renee is an ar-teest (that's French for artist). She actually PAINTS on cookies....with food coloring, of course!

She doesn't just paint; she creates masterpieces like these:

Yes, those are COOKIES!!!

Lucky for us, Renee is going to share her secrets for painting on cookies. In this vlog, she goes over just how to get started...


I can't wait to see more of these!!! This has opened up a whole new world of cookie decorating for me....if only I get brave enough to try it! Thank you, Renee!

Renee, her shop Kudos Kookies and blog can be found here at Kudos Kookies.

28 comments:

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Renee...this is so great! I really do want to try this...SOON! Want to come help me? ;)

Rhonda said...

Wow, how cool. I can't wait to try this. What brand of food coloring is that? Thanks!

faithy, the baker said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'm going to try this way of decorating cookie since i can't really pipe..:D

Whimsy Cookie Co. said...

Thanks Bridget..I have been wanting to try this too...where to find the time..I even have a book on it! Happy Friday!!

Keith said...

Renee - That's very awesome! Great job!

TidyMom said...

WOW Renee! This is FANTASTIC!!.....what a fun idea to try!! Thanks for showing us!!

Renee said...

That looks so easy! I'm sure its not, but you made it look that way. Thanks for showing how to paint on cookies.
Oh, you have a GREAT name by the way :)

vanillabeanbaker said...

Loved Renee's tutorial and a big fan of her work. She is definitely setting the bar in *painted cookie decorating*.

Jeanne said...

As cookies become artists pallets, edible art is everywhere!

Amanda said...

Great job Renee!! I love the napkin trick!! Super new fun way for me to try and decorate cookies!!

kudoskookies said...

Thank you all for the comments. I appreciate it!
In answer to Rhonda's question: Those little bottles of food coloring happen to be Ameri-color gels. However, this method will work with any of the gel colors out on the market. As long as you dilute your colors with a bit of water, they dry faster and won't remain tacky.

Rowaida said...

Thank you for an amazing blog and tutorials!

Mumball said...

More videos please! Americolors just arrived at my doorstep and I keep walking around them. Ok today I will crack the box open. This "painting" video game me the inspiration.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Bridget this is adorable! I'll add you!

The Cooking Photographer said...

I didn't realize you had two blogs.

Chic Cookies said...

It's been ages since I painted on a cookie, and this lovely video just inspired me to pick up my brushes again!

Chic Cookies said...

Oh, and I'll be sure to post a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com!

kudoskookies said...

Chic Cookies - Thanks SO much for posting that link! I really appreciate it!!!!!

Becky@www.CookiesForAfrica.com said...

That's fantastic! My kids even enjoyed it and asked if they could watch it again as soon as it was over! :-) So here's my question - what if I try with a non-white base color (like sky blue for the design that I have in mind)? Will the color on top show (green for what I have in mind)? Is there anything I can do to improve the chances for a good outcome?

Thanks so much... every technique seems to open up a whole new world of designs to me. Exciting!

kudoskookies said...

I think if you tried it on a very pale, pale background color, you'd be ok. Other than that, you'll most likely end up with a mix of color and not the true color you're after. When I decide that I want additional color on my background, I always paint it on after. However, you may have luck doing it the way you suggest, give it a try. As far as improving your chances for a good outcome, have a few extra cookies ready as backups incase of errors :) Sorry for my delay in answering.

Heldin des Chaos said...

Great tutorial, this also works wonderful on marzipan!

I made some marzipan monsters using your method, with little pieces of baking paper instead of napkins:

http://homemademess.blogspot.com/2010/06/monster-am-stiel.html

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

This is amazing, Renee!! More tutorials, please!!

e said...

will the paint on the cookie make someone's mouth/teeth turn funny colors?

CarolAnn said...

Thank you so much. It was exactly what I needed to know.

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Mary Joslin said...

Does anyone have trouble mixing Americolor White and having it separate? Or clump? I've tried using vanilla or lemon extract as a medium instead of water, but nothing seems to help. The extracts just make the food coloring sticky.