Surfboard and Wave Cookies

Surfboard and Wave Decorated Cookies - by Glorious Treats

A good friend recently asked if I’d make some fun Surfboard and Wave Cookies for a baby (boy) shower she was hosting.  I love making special treats for friends, and I rarely get to make things for boy parties so this was a perfect request!

My friend got to work on lots of “beachy” decorations for the party, including 8 foot tall (Styrofoam) surfboards, and I started planning the cookies!

I’ve made lots of beach and luau themed cookies before (shell, sunshinebeach scene, flip flops and grass skirts), but I was looking forward to trying a few new designs!

For the surfboards I did a little looking on-line at photos of vintage style longboards, and sketched out a few ideas.  Then I just played around with different variations, trying to make each cookie a bit unique.  They were really a lot of fun!

Surfboard Cookies - by Glorious Treats

I knew I wanted to include some water or wave cookies and I remembered the most amazing and perfect wave design I had seen by Kelley Hart Custom Cookies.  I contacted Kelley and asked if I could recreate her design and she graciously agreed!   As a side note, Kelley does take order for her beautiful cookies, so be sure to bookmark her blog and facebook page.

This wave design is so fun and quite simple for the great effect!

Wave Cookies Tutorial - by Glorious Treats

Let’s decorate!

You’ll need a batch of cookies made with my Sugar Cookie Recipe, and a batch of Royal Icing.

Prepare three colors of icing, blue (I used Americolor sky blue and royal blue), blue-turquoise (I used some of the blue icing and a drop of Americolor turquoise), and white.

Thin each color to a medium/flood consistency, something similar to the consistency of shampoo (about a 15-20 second icing).

Directions as pictured above…

1.  Use a food color marker (such as Foodoodler) in a light color (I used yellow) to draw a wave shape (I just eyeballed it, but feel free to make a paper template if you like).

2.  Start with the blue icing and fill in a section of the wave (as shown), leaving  a jagged edge where the next color will meet up.

3.  Fill in with the blue-turquoise icing, again, leaving a jagged edge (as shown).

4.  Fill in the top of the wave with white icing.

5.  Drag a toothpick from the blue section all the way to the white, then repeat several times (without cleaning off the toothpick).  Blend the colors as much as desired.

To complete cookie, sprinkle some white non-pareils sprinkles mostly onto the white section (while the icing is still wet).

Allow icing to dry (6-8 hours) before packaging.

Wave and Surfboard Cookies - by Glorious Treats

Shopping notes – The surfboard cookie cutter is available from Country Kitchen Sweet Art, and the swim shorts cutter is available from Country Kitchen Sweet Art or  Karen’s Cookies.  The oval cutter for the wave cookies was a simple circle cutter that I smashed until it was the shape I wanted.

I hope you get to spend some time near a beach this summer… but if not, you can bring the beach to you!

Happy Decorating!


  1. Glory these are so great! Great designs, great execution, and as usual gorgeous photos! I love these.

  2. Great job. I can’t help but think these will be one of your top favorite!

  3. The ,most gorgeous cookie designs i’ve ever seen…. wat perfect detailing….I wouldn’t be able to eat such awesome thing, would just just stare it, forever! 🙂

  4. Wow these are amazing! You must have such a steady hand. have a special.cookie cutter for the shorts or adapt a more standard one?

  5. Beautiful as always!

  6. Very cool! And you make it look so easy. Love the different designs you can have on the boards and the attention to detail on that wave! 🙂

  7. So sweet, so simple, so coooooool!

  8. I love cookie designs that allow you to play around with different colors and patterns. Your surfboards are awesome! And I really love the creative way you blended all the colors for the wave!

  9. Glory – these are some of the prettiest wave cookies ever! 🙂

  10. Love it! Especially the pretty wave cookies <3 Gorgeous work!

  11. These are so pretty ! To bad I dont know how to work with royal icing . Great job, Glory

  12. Beautiful!!! You do beautiful work.

  13. Adorable! you are a cookie master!!

  14. Those waves are crazy cool!!!

  15. I love everything about these…the colors, the inspirational surfboard designs. I wish I’d seen these sooner! Tucking them away for later. Well done!

  16. Love these. Those waves are AWESOME!!

  17. So detailed and beautiful!

  18. WOW! I’m dazzled! That’s brilliant!

  19. I think these have become my all-time favorite cookie, bar none! Perfection. Beautifully executed at every level. And thank you for the amazing and easy to follow tutorial. Hope I have the chance to give it a go soon!

  20. Such an amazing set! I especially love the waves! As you may know, every surfer is searching for the perfect wave…well, Glory has them right here:)

  21. These are so beautiful and perfect for summer! Thank you for sharing.

  22. I live in San Diego and these fit right in here – so clever and fun!

  23. Awesome tutorial! You nailed my wave cookies. Thanks for sharing my web site and all. Glad I could be of some inspiration!

  24. Absolutely love these Glory!! So perfect for summer!

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  29. Beautifully done! I especially love the little white sprinkles that mimmic foam on the wave!


  30. what size is the circle cookie cutter you used? Also i wanted to know if the 15-20 sec icing is what enabled you to put the different colors on at the same time and did you use that method on the surf boards also? I love these cookies and been trying to come up with a theme for b-day party for a boy and girl but most things are girlie so i was excited once i seen these. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated!

  31. Aww, love these! Can I just pay you to make me some?? Would be so cute with the Mermaid party I planning for my niece!

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