Silly Orthodontist Cookies
Little known fact about myself, I am an old chick with braces. I probably didn’t really need braces…as a matter of fact, when I went in for my consult my orthodontist asked me if I’d had them before. But I’d always felt a little self conscious about my teeth, so when it came time for my son to have his, I went too.
Anywho, my orthodontist’s office is about the happiest place on Earth. I love it there. They have fun weekly themes like Western and 80’s week and an open work area that’s always lighthearted and fun. I’ve enjoyed the experience so much, I decided to say “thank you” cookie style. Silly braces cookies were perfect for the occasion.
I purchased my poofy lip cutter a few years ago at Dollar General. They don’t carry them anymore, but it’s easy to make your own by reshaping a regular lip cutter.
If you don’t have a Kopykake, you can use a paper template for consistent results. Simply trace around the cutter, sketch out the lips and teeth, and cut out.
Once you’ve made a template use it to pre-sketch the design.
If you have a Kopykake skip a step and project the sketch directly onto the cookie. Either way works.
To decorate these cookies you will need:
- White 20-second icing
- Gray piping icing
- Red piping and flood icing
Begin with the teeth. Use white 20-second icing to fill alternating spaces. Let them dry for a bit, then fill the remaining squares.
Once the teeth have dried for a bit, pipe on braces with a small round tip. I used a #1.5.
Next, outline and flood the lips.
For that full poofy look, I prefer to flood the area around the teeth before moving to the outside border. To learn how to create an invisible outline, click here.
Everyone got a kick out of these silly smiles. You can use the same idea for other designs such as vampire teeth.
For more smile worthy cookie designs, check out the following links:
I too was an “old chick” with braces. So glad I did it! I adore these cookies 🙂
I made braces cookies when I got mine on too! I am getting them off in 8 days (but who is counting?) You make such amazing cookies and are truly an inspiration!!
So clever and cheery. Almost makes me wish I had braces. Almost. 😉
You make me smile. I love these cookies…..the mustached ones being my favorite. 🙂
Adorable!! Love the ones with mustaches too!
These are great! My mother-in-law is a dental hygienist, and when she retires I plan to make a variety of cookies for her. I’ve collected a toothbrush and a tooth so far, now I need some lips to make a pearly-white smile! Thanks for all of your amazing ideas and works of edible art!
I was an “old dude” with braces! 😀 My dentist didn’t think I needed them either, but I went to see an orthodontist late in my college years to get my grill fix anyways. It took two years, but it seemed like time flew by fast. These are hilarious and adorable cookies! They almost make me miss my braces. (kidding!)
Callye — I LOVE THESE! And when my oldest child got his braces, I DID TOO! (Seems like we aren’t the only ones.) Anyway, thanks for making me smile one more time with your cookie art. 🙂
Oh my goodness! You are a hot old chick with braces! I always wanted braces and never got them… When I was in college, I went to see an orthodontist to get invisiline and they said it would give me a crazy underbite, unless I have some even crazier jaw surgery which my insurance did not cover! So being a very poor college student, already on a very limited budget I decided $90k for jaw surgery, so I could then pay $6k for braces just wasn’t gonna work.
But these cookies totally work! And they make me want braces!
You know the story of my braces! LOL Maybe I should make your braces cookies instead! Bahahaha
We went to the orthodontist yesterday. I wish ours was so crazy happy because it seems we will be spending LOTS of time there. The poofy lip cutters are adorable.
Callye?!?!? OMG, the moustache mouth is perfect!!!
I’m counting on you to “fix” it! I still don’t love it, but it’s better. It may be one of those things that has to be handcut :-/
These are fantastic! I have advanced age braces too;) best decision ever. my orthodontist would love these!
Love this so much, Callye! Wish I had this when I had braces in middle school! 🙂
They are super cute!! I like them a lot 😀
These are adorable! I have braces as a teenager – it felt really weird when it came to taking them off. My mouth felt so empty!
These are not only clever and funny, but delightful, too. You have such an incredible imagination.
I love seeing what you are up to next.
How cute! These are a great idea and I’m sure your orthodontist and his/her staff will be delighted to receive them! Confession: I had braces as a teenager, but I didn’t wear my retainer consistently enough and my teeth shifted back. Arggh!
I adore those mustache-braces cookies!!
LOL I love these cookies, they made my morning! Best decision my mom ever made was getting me braces, I’d look like a vampire right now if she didn’t!
What fun braces – probably the best yet! I never had braces, but I remember when I was a child (not that long ago) I wanted braces so bad I would unwind a paper clip and put it in my mouth around my teeth. 🙂
These are great. Lol
Callye, you are too good at what you do. I loooooove these! I hope to brush up on my skills and make these for my niece when she gets her braces off in December or January.
Thank you for all of your guidance.
These are hilarious in the most fun and excellent way. What great cookies!
Haha, I love these cookies, especially the mustache version:) Fabulous! Well Callye, I was much older than you with braces; I had mine put on 10 years ago and wore them for two years:) Between me and my kids we had gone to the ortho’s office for 18 years from beginning to end! It was October at the end, and I made him Jack o’ lantern cookies with braces:)
Awe! Did you take pics?!
these are so adorable….both my kids are in braces now, and it really reminds me of having them at the same age they are. Beautiful results are on the way and well worth the minor inconveniences….LOVE these cookies and if I start practicing them now until they get their braces off, mine may just look 1/10 as good as yours 🙂
I love your work its so inspirational congratulations
Love these! So cute, so clean and uniformly designed!
These are so cute!! I don’t own a KopyKake yet, so I love that you include instructions for those of us that do not have one yet!!
So cute! I had adult braces about 10 years ago. My (male) orthodontist suggested I get clear braces and that I could even have them put on before my wedding. He assured me you wouldn’t be able to tell. As soon as he left the room the his assistant said, “Don’t do it! You will hate your wedding pictures!” Hope they don’t hurt too bad when they are tightened!
My kids see an orthodontist whose office is like your orthodontist office. The staff is friendly and fun and they are always helpful with the adjustments to braces. I love your cookies and your tutorials make me confident that I can make a beautiful cookie too!