How to Make Faux Iced Sugar Cookies

The yellow chick iced faux sugar cookies look almost good enough to eat but they are farmhouse fakes.  The above chick cookies are handmade out of white Crayola Model Magic Modeling material and painted with acrylic paints.

Directions for Making the Faux Chick Cookies

To start, kneed the white Crayola Model Magic Modeling clay a few minutes.  Then roll out the clay with a rolling pin much the same way as real sugar cookies.  I selected a chick cookie cutter but I have also been known to use vintage cookie cutters.

The faux cookies should be made slightly thicker than regular cookies to allow for some shrinkage as the clay dries.

Be sure to place the faux cookies on a wax paper lined drying tray for easy removal.

Always allow the clay to thoroughly dry before painting.  The larger the faux cookie, the more time it needs to dry.

If the completed cookies look too thin, I sometimes trace and cut out pieces of cardboard from cereal boxes to glue on the back of the cookie.  This gives the item some reinforcement.

Painting the Faux Chick Cookies

I first painted the chick cookies with tan acrylic paint to simulate the baked cookies.

Then I used yellow acrylic paint to look like yellow royal icing.  Be careful not to get paint on the edges of the faux cookies.

To get a thick royal icing look, each cookie needs to be painted three to four times with the yellow acrylic paint.

It is important to allow time to dry between each paint layer.


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Extra Notes on Displaying Faux Chick Cookies

At the farmhouse, the plated cookies are pulled far way back from reaching hands.  Recently a couple of cookies were found with bite marks in them.  One time, I had a child beg me for faux green peas, it just all depends on who likes what.

I took home the faux cookies with the bite marks in them.  I figured I would just fix them up with more clay and repaint.

However, I am now rethinking that approach; a little imperfection is good the for the display.

I remember visiting a site once which had a faux glass of red wine “spilled” on the floor.

I am now thinking that child’s small teeth marks in a cookie could be a good idea.  I am going to curve out a chunk of cookie to make it look like someone has just taken a bite out of it.

Sweet imperfections on a cookie plate, what’s next?

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