Birthday parties

Kids' birthday cake ideas: Cookie stamps

Great for topping cupcakes or cakes, these edible cookie stamp decorations are truly easy to make.


These cookie stamp decorations are not only gorgeous on top of birthday cakes or cupcakes, they’re easy to make—and completely edible—too.



  • sugar cookie dough
  • parchment paper
  • alphabet cookie stamps
  • royal icing in various colours
  • corn syrup
  • coloured sugar


1. Roll out sugar cookie dough between 2 parchment sheets. Press dough with alphabet cookie stamps, then cut out with a paring knife. Bake cookies according to recipe directions.


2. Fill cookies with different colours of royal icing. Let icing dry overnight to harden.


3. Lightly brush royal icing with clear corn syrup. Sprinkle with coloured sugar.

Note: We used Letted Pressed Cookie Cutter Stampers from

A version of this article appeared in the July 2013 issue with the headline “Cookie stamps,” p. 114.

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