I'm really loving this idea of using cookies as cupcake toppers! As it turns out, open sandwich cookies (e.g. Oreos) are the perfect round canvas for simple frosting drawings!
I first thought of the idea when I wanted to decorate cupcakes using Natty Boh's face (if you're from Maryland, you'll know what that is...if not, see below!). I'm not the best painter, so the idea of piping a perfect circle AND the details of his face were a little daunting. Plus, the risk of black frosting bleeding into my already frosted cupcakes was just too much for me to take. But luckily, this Oreo idea popped into my head just as I was about to give up. And it worked!
And then since I had leftover, non-cream sides of the cookies, I went with a whole Baltimore baseball theme. Oriole's logos and baseballs too!
So now...I'm hooked! What better way to create jack-o-lantern Halloween treats than the orange cream filling of the seasonal cookies?
And then just because I had the non-cream side of the cookies, I decided to make some spider's webs too. And then I had some left-over regular white cream cookies...so those had to be made into ghosts and moons with bats. Why not?!
I'm still not the best artist, but with this canvas, I feel like most line drawings are possible. Even if they're not perfect, they'll at least come out looking something like the picture in my head. I've recently made some diamonds and hearts for an engagement celebration too.
I think the possibilities might just be endless! Obviously any flat, round cookie (chocolate, sugar, other brands of sandwich cookies) would work for this idea too! You just need something that's sturdy enough to handle without breaking; something that's flat and a little smaller than the top of a cupcake. And something that's yummy enough to eat on its own in case you have leftovers!