These made-in-Toronto celebrity cookies are almost too good to eat

These made-in-Toronto celebrity cookies are almost too good to eat

A Toronto-based artist has combined her love of baking, drawing and pop culture into seriously sassy cookies. Rebecca Levitan’s sweet confections are decorated to look like celebrities’ faces, like our PM (with a couple of pandas) and a Ghostbusters-era Bill Murray. “I’ve always made cookies, and I’ve always drawn portraits,” says Levitan. “But it wasn’t until I did a Secret Santa gift exchange with my siblings that I thought to make edible portraits. Dunking your own face into milk and eating it is pretty funny. And once I started making them, I couldn’t stop.” Each cookie costs $30 and takes Levitan about an hour to make: she hand-cuts the shapes, then draws the faces with food colouring first before adding decorative icing. Ordering instructions are on Levitan’s website (and yes, she can turn a portrait of just about anyone into a cookie, including your dog). Here’s what she had to say about some of her favourite faces.

Aziz Ansari

“This one might be my favourite of the bunch. His smile was definitely the most fun to ice.”    

Andy Kaufman

“Andy Kaufman is my hero—he was one of the first I ever made.”


“Beyoncé is by far the most intricate cookie I have made. Because Beyoncé.”    

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak

“The Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak cookies are everything.”

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

“I made the Broad City cookie to eat while watching the season premiere. It’s the most thematic snack ever.”    


“This is the only full-body cookie I’ve made to date, because her Tommy Hilfiger boxers were an absolute necessity.”

Frida Kahlo

“The Frida Kahlo cookie stared into my soul the entire time I iced her. I made her for my first ‘Eat-a-Face Friday.’ That’s when I invite friends over to eat a face of their choosing.”    

Austin Powers

“Austin Powers was made for Mike Myers as a gift. Those teeth were maybe the biggest challenge of my icing skills yet.”

Donald Trump

“For the Donald’s hair, it’s definitely all in the wrist. His lips were more difficult to capture.”