Triceratops Face Cookies

If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m kind of on a dinosaur kick.  My dinosaur-obsessed son has been requesting this theme for years, so I’m always in search of fresh, fun ideas. This triceratops face cookie is one of my older designs, but it’s definitely one of my favorites.How to Decorate Triceratops Cookies

Triceratops CookieTo decorate these cookies you will need:

I used a spider web cutter for my triceratops, but if you don’t have one a flower cutter would work well also.

To keep things uniform, use a food safe marker to sketch the dinosaur’s face before decorating.  If possible, use a marker that is similar color to prevent bleeding.

Triceratops Cookie CutterBegin by using 20-second icing to flood the triceratops’ face as pictured below.  When the icing has set, flood the frill.

Triceratops Cookie 1When the base is completely dry, use a small round tip such as a #1.5 to pipe the details.

  1. Add a line for a snout, nostrils, and mouth.
  2. Pipe three horns on the snout and above each eye where the face meets the frill.
  3. Add two eyes.
  4. Pipe lines on the frill.

Decorated Triceratops CookieAs you can see, this is a relatively simple design.  You can simplify the process even further by using only one shade of yellow, but personally I like the contrast.

Like I said before, I’m kind of obsessed with dinosaur cookies.  These look great mixed with other dinosaur cookie designs.

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  1. 1
    Katie says:

    These are so adorable. Almost too cute to eat… almost:)

  2. 2
    Lilian Dolan says:

    Just wondered what your recipe for the icing was please…

  3. 3
    tuzzi says:

    They are so cute. I will have to make some for my nephew, who loves dinosaurs!

  4. 4

    Have I told you lately that you’re the bomb! I always love how you make faces look so good & not be over complicated.

  5. 5
    Carol says:

    Ty for being such an inspiration. Your tutorials are the best and can’t wait to get creative.

  6. 6

    Such a cute face! Can I take him home? :)

  7. 7
    Sofía says:

    I’m kind of a dinosaur lover. I tried getting my nephew to love them but he doesn’t seem very interested in them. Your cookies are incredible!! Maybe if I show him these cookies he’ll begin to like dinosaurs.


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