Aug 01, 2011

Back To School Chalkboard Cookies – DIY Tutorial

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Kids

It is hard to believe that it is almost time for the kids to go back to school.  This summer flew by for me.  My little one will be starting kindergarten while my oldest son will be a big shot entering 1st.  These chalkboard cookies from Kathryn at Sugarturntable are the perfect way to send your kids back to school with a smile on their face.  See the tutorial from Kathryn below.


-Baked Sugar Cookies (approximately 3-1/2? x 2-3/4?).  Homemade cookies or store bought will work fine.
-Small amount of powdered sugar
-Icing for chalkboard writing
-Dark green colored fondant (combination of leaf green and black fondant)
-Brown fondant (combination of black and brown fondant)
-Small amount of red fondant, white fondant and black fondant (for the eraser, chalk, and apple)

1. Roll out your green fondant and cut a rectangle that is just slightly smaller than your cookie (approximately 1/4″ smaller).

2. For an authentic chalkboard look, rub in some powdered sugar to give it an “erased” look.  You can use Q-tips, but a finger works just as fine.

3. To make the writing look a little more like chalk, cut a very small tip on your icing bag.

4. Next, apply a steady pressure, but move slowly so the icing looks “wriggly” and not straight. Write whatever you want written on the “chalkboard”.

5. Apply icing to the sugar cookie, then spread it out evenly. Attach the chalkboard fondant rectangle to the sugar cookie. Make sure the icing has not been spread too close to the edges.

6. Roll out a string of brown fondant the width of the chalkboard fondant. Moisten the bottom edge of the fondant with water.

7. Attach the brown fondant string to the moistened bottom edge of the fondant rectangle (moisture will cement fondant to itself once it is dry).

8. To make the accessories, cut out a small circle of red fondant and attach a brown fondant stem. Cut out a small trapezoid-like figure out of the black fondant for the eraser. Cut out a long white rectangle for the piece of chalk. Attach all three with a tiny bit of water.


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