How to Make Dad Beer Cookies
If you've been following along, you've probably guess I was going to add a mustached-face to some kind of design for Father's Day. Well then, you guessed right.
This year, I made these dad beer mug cookies. I thought a mustached face would incorporate well on a mug with a square jawline and coiffed foam for hair. These dad beers would be a perfect gift for dads that love craft beer or a cold one on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
This tutorial will be a quick one. As you'll see below, just a couple of steps and you're done decorating. Here's how.
Dad Beer Cookie Cutter
Added to the shop for this Father's Day is this dad beer cookie cutter design.
For size references, I decorated both the REGULAR and the LARGE size cookie cutters. You can see both of these sizes in the picture at the end of this post.
For the message cookie, I used the Cheers Plaque in the same size as the beer.
Templates for the Dad Beer Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template available for dad beer and cheers plaque cookie designs as a guideline.
You can download these 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 Decorating Process
For the colors used for these beer cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Gold icing (I used Americolor Gold.)
- Golden Brown icing (I mixed Americolor Gold and Americolor Warm Brown.)
- Gray icing (I used a touch of Americolor Super Black.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Brown Icing (I used Rainbow Dust Chestnut.)
Begin by filling in the beer area with gold icing. Quickly add the golden brown accent dots to the wet icing. Then immediately add gold dots to the middle of the golden brown dots. This gives a nice bubble effect.
Once that icing had time to set, outline the mug border around the gold icing, as shown.
Next, with white icing, fill in the handle on the side and the foam area on top.
Then add the facial features like the eyes, the brows, and one side of the mustache.
Lastly, finish the cookie by adding the other side of the mustache and outline the foam for definition.
The steps above are summarized in the time-lapsed video below.
I paired this dad beer cookie with complementary pun cookie on this cheers plaque cutter. Below is just one example of a pun you could use for Father's Day. I'm sure you could come up with even more.
For size and box references, here are a few recommendations.
LARGE- This size beer dad I paired with the LARGE cheers plaque cutter. As a pair, they fit in these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart.
REGULAR- This size is 3.5" square and will fit a single 4" x 4" gift box. (Shown in the back in the image above.) Or pair it with a REGULAR size cheers plaque cutter in this classic BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25").