rainbow cookies

Something I have become very accustomed to is baking sugar cookies from scratch. I used to find any excuse to make them, whether it was a birthday party, a holiday or just because someone asked me to. I got to make these for my daughter’s Rainbow Mermaid themed birthday party along with other cookies that I will be posting soon.

I made some simple round sugar cookies and piped swirls of royal icing on them. Some of them I sprinkled with matching sanding sugar.

For the Rainbow Fish cookies, I covered them in white icing and added the eye and colorful icing immediately. To get the colorful swirl effect, I quickly added vertical lines in each of the rainbow colors to the wet white icing and then dragged the tip of a toothpick tip through them to create the blended swirls. It’s one of my favorite ways to decorate cookies, because it is so simple, yet creates such a stunning effect. I then let the icing dry overnight.

On how to make the royal icing, check out the instructions here: Royal Icing For Cookies

Have a sweet day!

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13 comments… add one
  • tanya Jul 24, 2012

    These are darling!!! My kids have been asking to make sugar cookies lately and I’ve been wanting to try Royal Icing!

  • I love these! So gorgeous and colorful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Nicole Jul 25, 2012

    These turned out awesome! Such a fun idea – my daughter would love little fish cookies. Visiting from Handmade Tuesday 🙂

  • Very cute! My cookies never turn out this pretty! Nicely done, and thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

  • these are so cute! Love the bright colours.

  • Printabelle Jul 26, 2012

    These are totally beautiful! They turned out so well, thanks so much for showing them, I was excited to see them on my link party.

  • Rosey Apr 18, 2013

    I’m visiting from Thursday’s Favorite Things and these look delicious. 🙂

  • Very cute! Thank you for sharing at Thursday’s Favorite Things. My kids will love these.

  • Katherines Corner Apr 19, 2013

    Let me grab a glass of milk, I think they can swim over to my house. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  • These look so pretty! I love the colors! Pinned this! Thanks for sharing these on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker I hope to see ya again on Monday night!

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