Sugar Art for Autism is a multi-faceted collaboration of 100 food artists from around the world who have come together to create a heartfelt and meaningful collection of edible art in honor of Autism Awareness. Please take a look at these Awesome edible works of Art at the Sugar Art For Autism.
I made these cookies to promote Autism Awareness as part of Sugar Art for Autism. I chose a children’s theme of Safari Zoo Animals. I used primary colors and puzzle cookies because primary colors and puzzles pieces are usually associated with Autism. I used different patterns for each of the animals to represent different textures. Children with Autism often choose foods based on their texture.
This was my Safari Sign cookie that says Autism Awareness as the name of the Safari. There are green elephants, yellow giraffes, blue elephants, and red lions on the sign.
Red Zebra puzzle cookie and yellow Giraffe puzzle cookie and green Monkey puzzle cookie
I cut out the Safari animal shapes in cookie form and baked them. Then I colored fondant and rolled it out. I used pattern mats for make designs in the animals and the letters. I cut out the animal shapes and the letters. I cut some of the animals into puzzle shapes and left some whole to allow the texture to be seen more clearly.
blue Elephant puzzle cookie and red Lion cookie
Green Gorilla puzzle cookie and Blue Hippo Cookie
Red Lion puzzle cookie and Blue Elephant cookie
Blue Hippo Puzzle cookie and Green Gorilla cookie
Green Gorilla puzzle cookie and Red Lion cookie
Yellow Giraffe cookie surrounded by green grass cookies and green Monkey cookie and yellow Cheetah cookie
Red Zebra shaped cookie
For these last pictures, I took some animal toys and had fun with different poses with cookies and animals.
Giraffe cookies and toys walking in a line with green grass on either side
Barrel of Monkeys cookies
Elephant Cookie Parade March
Rhino Cookie Face-off
Through their endeavors, the Sugar Artists in Sugar Art for Autism hope to shatter misconceptions, bring awareness to Autism and also draw people’s attention to The Global Autism Project and National Autism Association, two well-deserving charities whose hard work and never ending efforts often go unnoticed. Please take a look a these charities and donate if you can.