Dresses are truly the easiest thing to wear, especially during the warm summer months. A dress is one item of clothing – not a top and bottom ensemble you have to coordinate – it’s already coordinated for you. Again, easy peasy. These are the dresses I’d like to have for this summer. They are full of color, but not too much. They also vary in style, some are maxi dresses and others are shorter swing dresses. What kind of dresses do you like to wear? Make a set of summer dress cookies that reflect your style and share them during your next girls night out.

Supplies needed to make Summer Dress Cookies:

  • Classic rolled sugar cookie recipe
  • Royal icing recipe in colors: white, navy, light blue, yellow, green, coral and pink
  • Cookie cutters: long dress, plaque, short dress

How to make the blue flower dress:

Outline
Outline with light blue pipe consistency icing.
Flood
Fill with light blue flood consistency icing.
Add navy flowers
Draw large and small size graphic flowers using navy pipe consistency icing. Leave a small hole in the center.
Yellow center
Next, add yellow flood consistency icing to the center of the flowers.
Outline
Using navy pipe consistency icing, outline the cookie again.
Add final details of flower dress cookie
Finally, add a belt and bow using navy pipe consistency icing.

How to make the coral and white swing dress:

Outline the skirt of the dress with coral pipe consistency icing.
Fill the skirt with coral flood consistency icing.
Next, draw the top of the dress overlapping the skirt using white pipe consistency icing.
Now fill the top with white flood consistency icing.
Add beaded detail and shoulder straps using pipe consistency icing.
Coral and white ruffle dress
Now for our favorite detail on this dress: add a ruffle to the bottom hemline using coral pipe consistency icing and a #1 tip.

How to make the citrus dress:

Outline the body of the dress using green pipe consistency icing.
Next fill the body with white flood consistency icing. Immediately add random dots on the body of the dress using flood consistency icing.
Add two leaves to each dot and drag a tooth pick or scribe tool from the base outward to give the leaf a pointy tip. Then drag the scribe tool gently from the top to the bottom of the fruit for added shape.
Using yellow pipe consistency icing, add dot details around the top and bottom of the dress.
Next add trios of yellow dots using pipe consistency icing.
Citrus maxi dress
Lastly, add shoulder straps using green pipe consistency icing.

How to make the green graphic print dress:

Using green pipe consistency icing, outline the top and bottom sections of the dress.
Fill the bottom half of the dress with green flood consistency icing.
Next fill the top half of the dress and add pink vertical stripes to the skirt of the dress using pipe consistency icing.
Now, add rows of chevron shapes to the top half of the dress using pink pipe consistency icing. Add shoulder straps using green pipe consistency icing.
Add pink stripes to shoulder straps using pipe consistency icing.
Green and pink graphic dress
Finally, add a pink belt using pipe consistency icing.

How to make the yellow maxi dress:

Outline the three sections of the maxi dress using yellow pipe consistency icing.
Fill the top section of the dress with yellow flood consistency icing.
Next, fill the bottom of the dress using yellow flood consistency icing. Add flower petals to both sections using coral pipe consistency icing.
Fill the middle section using yellow flood consistency icing. Add little blue dots to the center of the flowers.
Finish adding the petals and blue dots to the center section. Notice the middle section has slightly larger flowers.
Yellow and coral maxi dress
Finally, add shoulder straps using yellow pipe consistency icing.

How to make the plaque cookie:

Outline the plaque using yellow pipe consistency icing leaving a little room for a border.
Fill the plaque with yellow flood consistency icing.
Next add stripes using all the colors.
Add wording using different colors for each of the letters for contrast, this is done with pipe consistency icing.

Summer Dresses Cookies:

message board cookie
Finally, surround the cookie with dots using all the colors with pipe consistency icing.

Watch this video to see how we made Summer Dresses Cookies: