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What's The 'For Dummies' way To Monogram a Cookie?

post #1 of 58
Thread Starter 
All,
I need to make cookies similar to this pic. I don't think I am steady enough to just pipe the monogram freehand.

Any ides, tips, tricks?
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post #2 of 58
1. Alpha fondant cutters and MMF would be one way to go.
2. Find a font you like, and create a stencil. Use RI to stencil the monogram.
3. Find a font you like, then get edible images printed and apply to top of cooke.

That's all I got...
post #3 of 58
Thread Starter 
Those are great options, I'm leaning toward the stencil idea...
I'm wondering if there's an easy no-fail way to transfer the initial to the cookie as an outline so I can pipe over it (for a raised effect)...
post #4 of 58
If you can justify the $$, a projector is definitely the way to go!
post #5 of 58
Thread Starter 
I am interested in the projector also, was thinking about that for cakes... can you give me some ideas as to what to look for and the best place to find one?
post #6 of 58
Stamp the letters on after the icing has dried, then pipe over it with royal.
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post #7 of 58
I'd go with the Kopykake Projector. I dont actually have one yet... That's my next big purchase icon_smile.gif You definitely dont want to go with one of the cheaper models that require little to no light (shadows are a b****!). The Kopykake is designed for caking so it's already set up to shine straight down onto your cakes/ cookies.
post #8 of 58
i use an image transfer method that I learned in the wilton classes. But I haven't used it on cookies before. It just calls for outling the image using piping gel. The picture I want to trace is under a piece of wax paper, trace and then gently press onto the cake. The piping gel leaves the lines and then I trace.
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post #9 of 58
Thread Starter 
Oh wow! Great suggestions, thank you ALL sooo much!!!
post #10 of 58
These are all great ideas to keep on hand for future reference ~ thanks!
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post #11 of 58
Here is how I do things like this - flood your base coat, let fully dry, print up or draw out your monogram, cover it with wax paper, trace it with a fine tip edible marker (I like Foodoodlers). Once dry, place on top of the cookie and use a handy-dandy turkey skewer (or a seam ripper) to trace over the design. This will leave a faint mark that you can then pipe over. If you have any areas where the mark shows, you can lightly go over them with a very slightly damp paintbrush and they will disappear. You may go through a couple of piece of the wax paper, but this works like a charm for me! Hope it helps!
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post #12 of 58
Thread Starter 
Tracy, are you doing that in reverse so you're tracing on the backside (face-down) of the black marker and leaving a faint black line on the cookie or right-side up and using the black as the guide and leaving a scored line on the cookie?
post #13 of 58
The marker line is on the top. It is the line created by the skewer that is what I follow. icon_smile.gif
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post #14 of 58
thanks for sharing your technique, TracyLH - what a great idea!! I can't wait to try that, as my writing is awful!!
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Originally Posted by bonniebakes

thanks for sharing your technique, TracyLH - what a great idea!! I can't wait to try that, as my writing is awful!!

I second that! Thanx Tracy! Cant wait to give them a try now that Im finally getting the hang of straighter (out)lines!
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