Looking for easy Easter Egg sugar cookies idea? Here is a simple decorated cookies design you can try for Easter.
The design I chose for these cookies, similar to my other decorated Easter sugar cookies, comes in a set of 2 designs. While both the cookies are in the same shape of an egg, each has different decorations on. The first cookie is with a pale blue background and has a bird’s nest filled with pastel colored eggs while the second cookie has a pale green background and a cute little carrot made of fondant on.
I chose pretty pastel colors for the cookies and I must admit, not only did I enjoy decorating these cookies, I truly liked how they turned out in the end.
Decorating these cookies was pretty easy. The only tricky part was that I did not have an egg shaped cutter to cut out the cookies and the fondant covering, which means I had to use a paper template to cut them, but other than that, everything else was quite a breeze.
The entire cookies were decorated in fondant and I chose fondant instead of royal icing as I wanted the decorations to be in 3D rather than 2D.
Overall, I would say that not only are these cookies good to eat, they are great as gifts, too!
The fondant colors I chose for this project were mostly custom mixed. The blue and green backgrounds were white fondant mixed with Wilton and AmeriColor food colors.
I used cutters for the polka dots, on the cookies, but not any special cutters. Those were basically cut out using my medium-sized round piping tip. And the birds’ nest was piped using fondant extruder tool, so that made it super fast to create the nests. You can make the nests by hand, by rolling the fondant into thin strips, putting them together and twisting them to form the nest, but that is definitely time-consuming. So having the fondant extruder tool was definitely useful. The rest of the deco on the cookies which were the eggs and the carrots were formed by hand. And I used fondant glue to hold all these securely on the cookies.
Lets look at the step by step decorating tutorial below:
How to Make Easy Easter Egg Sugar Cookies
These were the main supplies I used to make the Easter egg sugar cookies:
- Sugar cookies – I used my favorite sugar cookies recipe to bake the cookies.
- Fondant – I used Satin Ice fondant in white, orange (for the carrot), yellow (for the eggs), baby pink (for the eggs) and dark chocolate (for the nests).
- Food coloring – These were basically used to tint the white fondant. For the blue background, I used Wilton Royal Blue with a very slight hint of Wilton Black. For the green background, I used Wilton Juniper Green. I used the same green for carrot leaves but increased the amount of color to give the leaves a deeper shade of green.
- Fondant extruder tool – I used the multiple holes disc to pipe out the birds’ nests.
- Sugarcraft knife
- Medium-sized round piping tip – This was used to cut out the white polka dots for the cookies.
- Fondant glue
And this was how I put the cookies together:
I started with the baking of the cookies. Since I did not have an egg-shaped cookie cutter, I had to cut the cookie dough by hand with the guide of a paper template. I drew the template on my own, cut it out off a parchment paper and used it to cut out my cookie dough. I chilled my dough before rolling and cutting, so the dough was firm when rolling and cutting and that really helped with the shape of the cookies.
Once the cookie were baked, I let them cool completely to room temperature before decorating them.
First step was to cover the cookies with the fondant background. For this design set, I used blue and green backgrounds. The blue was achieved by mixing Wilton Royal Blue into white fondant and then adding just a tiny hint of black to it. The green, on the other hand, was white fondant mixed with a little Wilton Juniper Green color. Start by adding very little coloring as gel based food colors are concentrated and we want to achieve pastel shades for the background.
To cover the cookies, I started by rolling my fondant thin. And then (since I did not have an egg-shaped cutter), I brushed fondant glue onto my cookie tops and turned them over onto the fondant. I pressed the cookies lightly on the fondant so that the fondant sticks to them and using the sugarcraft knife, I cut the fondant following the outline of my cookies.
I turned the cookies over and smooth the edges of the fondant on the cookies. I did this for all my cookies.
Next, was adding the polka dots. To make sure the dots were all consistently spaced out, I used my polka dots hole guiding tool ( did a search on Amazon for this product but could not find it, so I am sorry for not being able to provide a link to purchase this tool). You don’t really need this tool and can proceed to eyeball the position of the dots but since I had this awesome tool, I decided to use it (by the way, I have never used it since I purchased it a couple of years ago so this was a perfect chance!).
Once the holes were marked, I cut out the polka dots in thinly rolled white fondant using my round medium sized round piping tip. If you find it hard to remove the dots from the tip, use the end of your cake decorating brush or anything similar to that to gently push the dots out. Dipping the tip into icing sugar can also help.
I then attached the polka dots onto the cookies with fondant glue and cut off excess polka dots on the cookie edge. I kept the cookies aside in an airtight container while preparing the eggs nest and the carrots.
For the eggs nest, I used my fondant extruder tool fitted with the multi-holes disc to pipe out thin strands of chocolate fondant.
Using my round plunger cutter as a guide (you can use any other guide), I wrapped the chocolate fondant strands into a nest, cutting of the excess fondant to form a neat nest.
For the eggs, I formed them by hand using 3 different colours – pastel yellow (white fondant mixed with a tiny hint of yellow fondant), pastel pink (white fondant mixed with a little baby pink fondant), and pastel green (the same green I used for the background of the cookies).
To assemble the nests on the cookies, I placed them on the cookies (with some fondant glue to hold them in place) and then arranged the eggs inside (and I applied some glue onto the eggs as well so that they are positioned securely in the nest).
With that, the birds nest design was complete.
For the carrots, I used orange fondant and shaped it to resemble a carrot. I then used my sugar craft knife to mark the lines in random order on the carrot, similar to the lines that appear on real carrots.
For the leaves, I used white fondant and tinted it green with Wilton Juniper Green. I started by rolling the fondant into a fat short sausage and using my sugar craft knife, I cut one end of the sausage multiple times until I got the close lines on the fondant that resembled leaves of a carrot.
To assemble the carrot, I first attached the carrot onto the cookies (with fondant glue) and then added on the leaves (attached to the carrot and the cookie with fondant glue).
And with that, my set of Easter Eggs Sugar Cookies were complete.
Hope this was useful.
Happy Decorating 🙂
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