Beginner | 1 hour
Learn how to play with icing gel color to create stunning watercolor effects on cookies. Painter and cake decorator, Robin Mueller, shows how to create bold strokes, flowing shapes, and even delicate floral motifs that look like they could be painted on tea cups. All of these techniques are demonstrated on cookies covered in royal icing or fondant, though they could easily be done on cakes or other sweet treats.

Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to flood cookies with royal icing
Learn how to:
  • Create custom colors using icing gel colors
  • Paint on fondant and royal icing
  • Paint bold strokes and delicate blossoms
  • Create a mottled sponge paint design
  • Create a splatter-paint design


Chapters
01:19
02:03
06:11
04:05
10:00
06:42
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Cookies or cakes with fondant or royal icing surface
  • Icing gel colors (Robin uses Orange, Pink, Rose Petal Pink, Moss Green, Leaf Green, Creamy Peach, and Red Red)
  • White White icing gel
  • Lemon extract
  • Lollipop sticks or toothpicks
  • Decorator brush set
  • Pearl dusts and fluffy brush (optional)
  • Plate or ice cube tray for palette
  • Large glass of water
  • Paper towels
  • Small bowls for mixing
  • Parchment paper
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Painting on Cookies and Cakes
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    Part 1:
    Watercolor Effects with Icing Gel
    Wilton Instructors
    Learn how to play with icing gel color to create stunning watercolor effects on cookies. Painter and cake decorator, Robin Mueller, shows how to create bold strokes, flowing shapes, and even delicate floral motifs that look like they could be painted on tea cups. All of these techniques are demonstrated on cookies covered in royal icing or fondant, though they could easily be done on cakes or other sweet treats.

    Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to flood cookies with royal icing
    Part 2:
    Surface Designs with Royal Icing and Buttercream
    Wilton Instructors
    In Part 2, Robin uses tinted buttercream to create painterly effects on cakes and cookies. Learn how to apply buttercream with a palette knife to create bold impasto-style strokes, or how to smooth delicately colored icing to create a soft watercolor effect. Finally, you’ll learn how to paint with buttercream on cookies to create lacy, delicate designs that mimic embroidery.

    Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to crumb coat cakes and flood cookies with royal icing
    Part 3:
    Shimmer Effects with Pearl and Color Dust
    Wilton Instructors
    As a final flourish, learn how to use color dusts and pearl dusts to create colorful, shimmering effects on cookies and cakes. You’ll learn the proper way to apply dusts using both wet and dry techniques, and how to create ombre effects on cakes. Robin shares ideas for adding metallic accents to the cakes and cookies shown in this series as well as store-bought treats that need to be kicked up a notch.

    Watch our other Wilton classes on Creativebug to learn how to cover a cake with fondant