I have an order for 50 easter egg shaped cookies for a local church. They would like to have them iced and let the children decorate them.
Any suggestions of what kind of decorations to provide and what can be used to apply them? The children ages range from 5-12 years old.
I would get cake confetti, pastel sprinkles or nonpareils, fondant pearls (no dragees), licorice shoestrings (to use for hanging as ornaments). And see if your local supply store has the sugar or royal icing flowers, rabbits, birds.
Since the cookies will already be iced, I would think an assortment of small candies that the kids can "glue" onto the cookies with some RI would work. Showing the older kids how to pipe a line of icing onto the cookie, then turning the cookie over and pressing the iced line into colored sugar would be an option. Let us know how it goes!
i've actually done a lot of cookies in plain white royal icing and then just let the kids decorate them with edible food markers.
Thank You All for taking the time to respond with your suggestions.
Thanks for posting about using edible markers. I never use them, so they completely slipped my mind. I guess it's time to diversify my repertoire (and my tools) a little more.
I posted on this topic I did a class and used frosting and figurings for one then stamps, and some I made a glaze and let them paint the cookies with popsicle sticks and candys then another with the edible markers. And you can have your buttercream in bags to make flowers with or just let them put frosting for a open decoration. Good luck...