Decorate a School Mug Cookie Set for Back-to-School

Written by Mike Tamplin • Jul 17, 2023

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Decorate a School Mug Cookie Set for Back-to-School
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Back-to-school season is nearly upon us! As the classrooms fill with excitement and anticipation, it's time to gear up for a fresh start. And what better way to celebrate the back-to-school spirit than with a delightful and adorable school mug cookie set?

Whether you're a student looking to surprise your teacher or a parent searching for a unique gift for your chlid student, this tutorial will help guide you to creating a charming and personalized cookie set. Get ready to unleash your creativity and learn the step-by-step process of decorating these cute school-themed cookies that are sure to make everyone smile. Let's dive in and bring some sweet inspiration to the classroom!

School Mug Cookie Cutter Sets

Just added to the shop for the upcoming back-to-school season is this 3-Pc School Mug Cookie Cutter Set.

This set will fit in this BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").

school mug cookie cutter set

Template for the School Mug Cookie Set

To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all of the new Back-to-school cookie cutters, including this school mug design.

You can download all the 2023 Back-to-School cookie templates HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Cookie Decorating Process

For the colors used for these apples and pencil cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

For the apple cookie, begin by painting (with a food-only paintbrush) a thin layer of black icing where the mouth will be. Let that icing dry.

Then outline around the eyes and mouth opening and fill in the red apple section, as shown.

apple school mug cookies step 1

Step 2

Next, fill in the eyes with black icing. Quickly add the white accent dots. Then fill in the brown stem.

Once that icing had time to set, fill in the green leaf section and add the pink tongue.

apple school mug cookies step 2

Step 3

Finish the apple cookie by adding an outline to the leaf and stem, as shown.

apple school mug cookies step 3

Step 4

For the pencil top cookie, begin by painting a thin layer of black for the right pencil's mouth. Fill in the left pencil's body section with blue icing.

Once that icing had time to set, fill in around the mouth for the right pencil. Add the black lead tips.

pencil mug cookie set step 1

Step 5

Next, fill in the tan top sections. Add the face details by filling in the eyes and add smile.

pencil mug cookie set step 2

Step 6

For added definition, I added side outlines for the pencil bodies.

pencil mug cookie set step 4

Step 7

For the mug cookie, begin by filling in the main mug area. After the icing sets, fill in the handle section, as shown.

school mug cookie step 6

Step 8

For the lettering, I made sure the base layer of icing dried completely.

In the shop is a new welcome back cookie stencil you can use for the lettering. Just swipe thick black royal icing over it to apply it to the cookie. The video below better illustrates how I did this.

welcome back cookie stencil for back-to-school

School Mug Cookie Video Tutorial

The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video I put together below.

Below is the completed sets of the apple and pencil mug cookie cutter sets.

apple school mug cookie set for teacher gift for back to school

For packaging suggestions, I love these 7" x 4 3/8" boxes from BRP Box Shop. I used them for both designs, as shown in these photos.

pencil mug cookie set for back to school gifts

Who doesn't love a fresh start to the school year with creative and thoughtful gifts?

There's plenty more back-to-school cookie cutter designs for you to discover in our shop! So go ahead and get your hands on those cookie cutters - and let's give this school year a sweet start.

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