What better way to keep the kids busy than with colorful edible markers for cookies. Never mind the kids, count us in!
But the worst thing ever is buying some of these markers, only to find runny, colorless, and strange-tasting products. Surely that isn’t how they’re supposed to be?
The best type of edible markers should be ones that are odorless, tasteless, well saturated in color, have great designs that are easy to use, and that are affordable. Is it even possible to find all that in one product?
What are the best edible markers for cookies? The best edible markers for cookies should have the right tip size and color for your intended decorations. The food coloring “ink” should also be of a high-enough quality to provide adequate coloring without running too much and ruining the design.
In this article, we will briefly look at what the best type of edible markers should be able to do, and then have a look at our top 3 recommendations that can all be found online.
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a massive increase in written and drawn cookies.
At first, we were baffled by how this is achieved. It doesn’t look like printed fondant or edible stickers, but it also doesn’t look painted. It literally looks like a marker wrote on the cookie.
After much research, we finally figured out that edible markers are a thing!
Now we’re completely over plain (although still delicious!) sugar cookies. We’re all about the decorated, fancy stuff!
But before you grab the first set you can find, be careful. It may not do the job at all. While that won’t exactly ruin your cookies (cookies don’t have to be beautiful to be delicious), it’s still disappointing, and a waste of money, to have dead markers.
If you grab the wrong stuff, the letters might smudge, the ink can go runny, the tip may be too thick or thin…you’ll want to think carefully about what you buy!
Best Edible Markers For Cookies
Before just buying any marker, you should think about how you want to decorate your cookie.
If you need very fine detail, it is best to choose a marker with a fine point. If you are only making broad shapes, you can choose a thicker tip that will help you color faster.
You should also take into consideration the colors you want. If you only want black, don’t buy a multi-color bulk pack. You can easily find individually sold colors, but for this article, we mostly chose multi-packs as they are harder to come by.
Without further ado, here are our top 3 picks:
|1.||Wilton FoodWriter Edible Markers||Varied tip size/colors (15)|
|2.||Domi Baby Edible Markers||Dual tip, colors (10)|
|3.||Bakerpan Food Coloring Markers||Fine tip, black (3)|
We have also included a full review of each, so keep reading for more on the best edible markers for cookies!
1. Wilton FoodWriter Edible Markers Set
It’s no secret that we love Wilton products. They truly produce products and equipment that are of the highest quality and at very affordable prices. Sure, they’re not dirt cheap but they’re also not Ferrari-expensive.
This set is especially great because it basically includes 3 marker sets of different thicknesses. The thickness of the tips ranges from fine, to medium, and even includes bold tips, with 5 different colors for each type.
Throughout the 15-piece set, you have every basic color you might need in each size – so if you want to make details in red today and broad strokes with it tomorrow, you can.
The color of the markers is also very saturated and they don’t run or smudge. They take mere seconds to dry, making layering of colors extremely easy.
These are our favorite markers ever due to their versatility, accessibility, and price. Wilton is definitely one you can stick by again and again.
As a side note, you can also purchase these markers as individual sets by tip size. Plus, Wiltons has a ton of individually sold markers.
2. Domi Baby Edible Markers
If there is a product that can give the Wilton one a run for their money, it’s these edible markers from Domi Baby.
This set comes in 10 different colors, but each pen has two tip sizes, one thin and one thick. So, basically, you have 20 pens and only have to store 10!
Just like the Wilton set, these markers have amazing color saturation and they also don’t run or produce too thick lines. You won’t be disappointed in this product and it gives you great versatility at a very affordable price.
3. Bakerpan Food Coloring Makers
Our last product is a set of 3 black food markers. Although a ton of color is very fun and creative, sometimes all you need are simplistic designs or plain black text – stylish and elegant.
These black food coloring markers are amazing! Maybe even better than Wiltons’ black markers. This is mostly due to its design. It has a very fine tip that isn’t too long. This means you have much more control over the marker and you get more precise lines.
It also has a very saturated black color. They definitely won’t give you an unsatisfactory greyish-black line. What’s even better about these is that they last a while, again, probably because of their design.
For such an amazing product, you’d think they’re expensive? Wrong! They are actually so affordable, it’s shocking!
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