Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Rainbow Cloud Cookies - Tutorial

Danielle, one of my cookie muses, or grand children if you will, inspired these cookies. They
were made because of the candy in the photo below and her desire to eat it before I knew what I wanted to do with it. It was sitting in what we call the "don't touch Grandma's stuff" area. She told me to please hurry up and design a rainbow cloud cookie because she really needed to eat those rainbows. Okay, so I admit they've been there for over a month, waiting for a design inspiration to hit me. You hit a bullseye Danielle. You have again come up with a fun design idea for me to figure out how to make into cookie form.

Here is the rainbow candy Danielle really needed to eat. I found it at Party City. As you can see it's flexible enough to use for a rainbow.

I don't have a cloud cookie cutter, so I drew two cloud patterns with slots marked large enough for the rainbow candy to slide through. I scanned the drawing to my computer, cleaned it up in my paint program and printed it onto card stock for templates.

Using the template I cut out my clouds. I then marked where I wanted the rainbow candy to slide through and cut a slot large enough. I used a small cutter I found in a mini alphabet set (upper left cookie), but I also show how you can get the same result using a round icing tip to cut the ends (lower left cookie), and an offset spatula to cut out the middle (middle right cookie). A knife might have been better, but I had the spatula handy.
Note: If your cookie dough spreads you might need to make the hole for the candy rainbow larger and/or wider so it doesn't spread together and close up while it bakes.

Once the cookies were baked and cooled I did a wet on wet technique starting with white icing and then adding swirls of sky blue, light blue, and pink. (middle left cookie). I let this dry overnight. The next day I outlined in white icing (upper right cookie) and sprinkled white sanding sugar over the outline and let dry. (bottom right cookie).

Here they are all done with the rainbow candy threaded through the hole in the cookie. Now Danielle has a cookie to eat with her rainbow.

Happy Decorating


  1. how cute, I love rainbow candy.

  2. Hey mommy, can I have some cookies for my birthday. :) I'm gonna be 29. :p

  3. OOOoo, My grandbaby loves sour rainbows too. What a great idea! Thanks!

  4. Oh my GOODNESS! I need to make these for my own munchkins (grandchildren)! How fun it is to play with your food:)