Sex toy cookie decorating tutorial with easy icing recipe: a date night DIY
My boyfriend and I are no strangers to date nights in. After all, it was during our first date that he chopped off the tip of his pinky trying to catch a knife while cooking. The irony is that he had a food science degree and is now in culinary school.
A sex toy cookie decorating night was inevitable amid his kitchen shenanigans, my sex geekery, and our combined introversion.
Neither of us is a professional at baking or decorating (or photography, for that matter). To the contrary: it was my first time piping designs with icing. What matters, though, is that we had fun decorating these cookies with drawings of popular, body-safe sex toys.
This DIY tutorial is written by and for the layperson. I’ll show you snippets of our date night in, including a quick intro on how to use the sugar cookie icing. It’s easy-to-make and dries to a hard finish— ideal for beginners.
Want to skip straight to the instructions? Here’s a link for that.
The finished products: sex toy cookies
Let’s start with the cult classic that needs no introduction: the super powerful Hitachi Magic Wand.
The Tango is shown inside the We-Vibe Dusk sleeve. You can wear the sleeve internally and clench around to pull the bullet up against your clit or perineum.
(Psst! To be honest, I don’t love the Magic Wand, but I respect everything it’s done for feminism and human sexuality.)
Fun Factory Volta, a LELO Mona, and a Blush Avant D5 rock the reds. The Volta’s tips can flutter against the clitoris, split along the sides of a penis, and so on against your external junk. Like all Fun Factory vibrators, it has a basslike rumble. In contrast, the Mona is basic and simple, but far more versatile for internal and external stimulation.
And finally, everyone has a butt, so I included the B-Vibe Triplet anal beads, Rianne S butt plug, and Fun Toys Bioskin Gplug. The Rianne S plug kit comes in 3 sizes, making it good for use in anal training. Fun Toys London’s Bioskin Gplug, in contrast, is more for someone already comfortable with anal penetration but wants something squishy.
Preparing to decorate the sugar cookies
You can bake your sugar cookies, but my boyfriend and I snagged a pre-baked pack. If you made them yourself, make sure they’re completely cooled before you start decorating.
Cookie decorating supplies
- Measuring cups/spoons
- Mixing bowls
- Stirring spoons
- Piping bags*
- Butter knife
*To save money, you can also use sandwich bags and snip the corner off, but they’re harder to control.
Ingredients for an easy alternative to royal icing
If we had a stand mixer, we’d make royal icing with egg whites. But since we don’t, we found an easier-to-follow recipe for the layperson.
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 teaspoons of milk
- 2 teaspoons of corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (optional)
- Food coloring
Stir together sugar and milk until smooth. Mix in corn syrup and almond extract until smooth and glossy.
Mixing the icing colors
Before you start dividing the icing, decide what your color scheme will be and how much to make of each. After all, you probably have limited piping bags, ingredients, and time to mix colors.
Choosing a palette to represent sex toys is almost painfully predictable: pink and purple top the list, followed by blue and black. I also threw in some red for variety, and white and silver for accents. Of course, I had to leave some white! How could you showcase the most popular sex toys without including the Hitachi?
We used two combo packs of liquid food coloring: one with the traditional red, blue, leaf green, yellow, and one with “neon” pink, blue, lime green, and purple. We also needed black and grey. For that, you can buy pre-made black food coloring, but we mixed our own with 5 parts blue, 3 parts red, and 2 parts yellow.
Check the consistency
Take a spoonful of icing and dribble ribbons back into the bowl. If it takes 2-3 seconds before the ribbons sink and disappear back into the rest of the icing, you can proceed! If not, add more milk or powdered sugar as needed.
Prepping the bags
Fold the top of a piping bag out and down. With the top of the bag out-of-the-way, you can easily access the bottom.
Hold the bag under the fold with one hand (kind of like you would hold a rolled condom) and start spooning in the icing with the other.
Use the hand outside the bag to squeeze the icing off the spoon. Using something with a straight edge, like a knife guard or the straight side of a butter knife, squeegee the icing towards the tip.
Twist the top of the bag to keep the icing squeezed to the bottom of the bag. Repeat as needed with the other colors. Snip a tiny part of the tip when you’re ready. Remember: you can always cut more off if you need to, but you can’t put back part of the tip if you cut off too much.
Using the icing to draw
Holding the piping bag properly
The easiest way to hold a piping bag is to have your dominant hand hold the bottom part of the icing pack like a pencil, squeezing the icing out.
At the same time, the other hand holds the bag around the twist. Holding the bag like this keeps the icing towards the tip and makes it easier to control.
Basic steps for the design
There are a few different ways to go about decorating the cookies. For example, you can start with the doodle first and add the background around it. Alternatively, you can spoon a smooth background on first before piping the design on top.
The overall icing drawing process
It’s quite simple: outline the area, fill it in, and repeat.
The outline gives the icing a boundary to stay inside. Fill in the space while the outline is still wet. Lightly shake the cookies to smooth the icing. Repeat with other areas.
Ideally, there would be two consistencies for each color: a thick one for outlining and a thin one for flooding the area. We already had so many colors, though, that we used one consistency to save time.
Adding the finishing touches to your cookie
Once the previous areas have dried, it’s finally time for the buttons, borders, etc.!
If you do this before the last layers have dried, the colors will sink into the icing instead of sitting on top. If you like that look, go for it, but think about that before you decorate.
Sex toy sugar cookies DIY recap
Decorating sugar cookies with icing is one of many enjoyable ways to build teamwork as a couple! If one partner isn’t artistically or culinarily inclined, the task is slightly challenging. However, the general idea behind outlining and flooding is simple enough to be fun.
Even though circumstances have changed a lot, this activity brought me back to the days when my boyfriend and I started dating.
Of course, you can use this easy icing recipe to outline and flood other shapes than sex toys. Halloween is coming up, after all. But I’m a dildologist, and this kind of thing is my boyfriend’s and my idea of fun. If you had a free night in to decorate cookies, what would you draw? Maybe a unicorn? Or a werewolf? Or maybe to you, sex toys are just as magical.
Thank you so much to Couples’ Toy Store for sponsoring this post!