Hands up if you remember Jem and the Holograms? Keep ’em up if you’re SUPER STOKED about the movie coming out?! Man, I am loving all these old-school stories being made into movies. I guess I’ve reached that age where all my childhood stuff is coming around again. I’m sure my parents felt the same when I saw ET and Fantasia for the first time, thinking they were new movies! Ha ha.
But seriously, Jem was an institution. I think every little girl growing up in the 80s wanted to be a rock star with pink hair singing and dancing under neon lights. Though I always had a special affinity with the Misfits…
Anyway, as I’ve been sharing fun movie cookies lately, I thought I’d bust out some Jem cookies for ya’ll AND answer a few questions that confused readers have been asking about the whole royal icing transfer thing. If you missed it, I’ve also done “PAN” Cookies and “Goosebumps” Cookies.
Now I’ve shared these easy cookie recipes with you already, as well as my trick in getting cool-looking logos on the cookies. No, I’m not a master artist. These are easy DIY transfers that anyone can do. Just whip up a batch of royal icing in whatever colors you need and then you are ready to rock.
Now, I’ve described before how to create the icing transfers. You first need to google image search for whatever it is you want to draw. In this case, the Jem logo. Save the file and then use whatever software you have to print it out multiple times. Using Microsoft word works well for this. Just make sure the logo is small enough to fit on the cookie.
After printing it out (full color is good for this one so you know where the colors change), place a big piece of wax paper on top. You will be able to see the printed logo through the wax, and you can then “trace” it with your frosting.
I’ve provided a photo for reference. Just be sure that if you are changing colors, you work quickly so they frosting connects. When you go to peel it off, you don’t want it to break at the seams.
Hopefully this clears up all the questions that people had. Really it’s a very simple process, and once you’ve done it once, you can do it a thousand times.
I love how these cookies came out. Super cute and fun. Perfect for a movie snack or as part of a teen/tween girl’s party!
Katie Reed is a passionate writer and mother of four vivacious boys from Salt Lake City, Utah. Drawing from her own journey through TTC, pregnancy, and the joys of raising children, she offers a wealth of insight into the world of motherhood. Beyond her heartfelt tales, Katie delights her readers with family-friendly recipes, engaging crafts, and a curated library of printables for both kids and adults. When she’s not penning her experiences, you’ll find her crafting memories with her husband and sons—Dexter, Daniel, Chester, and Wilder.