Birthday parties

Kids' birthday cake ideas: Sheriff badges

Having a cowboy-themed party? Then you'll need birthday cake ideas for your western hoedown. These sheriff badge cookies make perfect themed cake toppers.


  • baked sugar cookies (in assorted star shapes)
  • yellow-tinted royal icing
  • black food colouring pen
  • yellow chocolate candies

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1. Dip the flat surface of one side of each cookie into the royal icing. Pull the cookie up and let excess icing drip back into the bowl. Lay dry-side down on a rack.

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2. Immediately place a chocolate candy at each star point. Let royal icing dry completely, preferably overnight. When icing is dry, use the food colouring pen to write names on each cookie.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 2014 issue of Today’s Parent.

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