How to Make Fireworks Cookies
We can't have a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, right? Some might say the same goes for 4th of July cookies.
Last year, I made these chubby firework cookies as a part of this 4-piece 4th of July mini set. I loved them so much I made a thinner version this year so it could be a part of this thin patriotic set.
For this tutorial, I'll be decorating the chubby firework cookie in the regular size. However, the same decorating technique can be applied similarly to the newer, thinner firework version, as well.
Firework Cookie Cutter
Template for the Firework Cookies
To help with the decorating process, I made a PDF template of all the new 4th of July cookie cutter designs, including this firework cookie.
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 these firework cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:
- Red royal icing (I used Americolor Tulip Red.)
- Navy Blue icing (I used Rainbow Dust Pro-Gel Navy.)
- Yellow icing (I used Americolor Egg Yellow)
- White icing (I used Americolor Bright White.)
- Black icing (I used Americolor Super Black.)
(I forgot to photograph this step. Sorry!)
For those without a projector, begin by making a guideline for where the different colored sections should be. I made a template with template plastic from the PDF file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.
Start by first filling in the top cone cap with navy blue icing. Then quickly add a white shine accent mark while the navy is still wet.
Next, fill in the star section with yellow icing. Let this icing set for about 15 minutes.
Once the navy and the yellow icing had time to crust over, fill the white striped sections.
Once the white stripes had time to set, add the red stripe sections. Then add the black fuse wire.
The steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.
These firework cookies are great for beginner cookie decorators. The design isn't overly complicated, while the small details involved are fairly simple to achieve.
For these cookies, I included them in this vintage farmhouse-themed set for the 4th of July.
I'm just a sucker for a vintage farm truck and rustic signage. I thought it would be fun to create a nostalgic fireworks stand sign with a coordinating truck. Nostalgia and Independence Day seem to go hand-in-hand.
If a gift option is something you might be interested in, I placed this 3-piece gift set in this BRP long cookie box (12″ x 5″ x 1.5″). This box displays all three cookie designs perfectly.