How to Make Father's Day Pop Tart Cookies
If you know a dad that loves a fun pun or is full of dad jokes, I have a few new designs I think he'd love. One of them is this Pop Tart Toaster cookie set.
This cookie cutter set includes a pop tart pairing of a larger "dad" pop tart attached to a smaller "kid" tart, and a separate toaster design. The toaster is large enough to place a punny message for dads, Iike "You're the best, POP!"
I'll show how you can decorate both these cookie designs in the steps down below.
Pop Tart & Toaster Cookie Cutters
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 to compare.
Template for the Pop Tart & Toaster Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new Father's Day cookie designs, including this pop tart & toast cookie set.
Click the link below for the downloadable template PDF file.
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 cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.
The Decorating Process
For the colors used for these pop tart and toaster cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Tan royal icing (I mixed Americolor Gold with Americolor Electric Green and a touch of Chocolate Brown.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
- Gray icing (I used just a touch of Super Black.)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Pink icing (I used one small drop of Rainbow Dust Pink. A little goes a long way.)
- Light and Darker Teal icing (I mixed Americolor Peacock with Turquoise.)
Pop Tart Cookies
Begin by first applying a thin layer of tan icing. Let this icing set for about an hour.
Then add the pink and white "frosting" sections on top, as shown.
Once the icing is dry, begin adding the face details. Add the black eyes of the kid tart and the the face of the dad tart. Only add one side of the mustache first.
Then, once the mustache had time to set (about 15 minutes), add the other side. Add the sprinkles detail and outline the pop tarts for dimension.
Begin by first filling in the light teal area of the toaster, then quickly add the darker teal area, as shown.
(Alternatively, you could just fill the toaster area with just the light teal icing and skip the dark color. It would look just as nice.)
Once the icing is dry, draw in the "groove" with a food marker. Then add the black feet and the gray lever.
Lastly, outline the toaster body and add the pun message. I used a projector to help guide me on the letter outlines.
The decorating steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
For gift packaging ideas I have a few recommendations.
LARGE- This size pop tart and toaster cookie set will fit in these “7 3/8″ x 5 1/2” boxes from Paper Mart. (Right box in picture below.)
REGULAR- This size pop tart and toaster cookie set will fit in this classic BRP cookie box (7" x 4 3/8" x 1.25"). (Left box in picture below.)