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post #1 of 31
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Or am I just horribly ignorant and you've been doing it for years? icon_confused.gif

'It' is using stamps to transfer pictures on to fondant. The system wont let me post a picture of what I mean here, so I've placed it in my gallery, you can see it here;
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo-1403292.html

I used rubber stamps - the kind you buy in hobby stores to make Christmas cards and wedding invitations - and applied a little Sugarflair food colouring paste with a fine brush.
Personally I think it looks quite nice, and it's easier and quicker than having to decorate with royal icing. It does have to dry though.

I'd really like to hear your opinion...
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post #2 of 31
I think it is a really cute idea and I like your cookies! I have heard of this being done before, but the only issue I have heard of is that you can't use regular stamps, but ones that are food-safe. It looks like a fun way to quickly decorate a cookie and still have it look great!
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post #3 of 31
hi,

i love rubber stamps and i use them on cookies and on fondant cake decorations.

using the wooden handle stamps are not food-safe, but it is my understanding that the clear rubber stamps you mount on clear acrylic are because you can clean them correctly and there are no worries about bacteria harboring in the wood.

also, if you've used them for crafting with regular ink, then you should not use them again for food (that's probably obviousl, lol, forgive me).

f a n c y f l o u r s has a cookie photo of a yellow teapot that was stamped that is absolutely goregoues. you should check it out icon_smile.gif.

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post #4 of 31
I wonder what exactly is jumping off of those rubber stamps that are barely touching the fondant for like 3 seconds anyways? I can understand not using a used stamp, but really. Wash a new one off to get the stuff off from people handling it.
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i know what you mean icon_smile.gif
sometimes i wonder if i am getting paranoid about "food-safe" but i hate to take chances. (that said, i HAVE quietly used wood stamps, lol).

i read somewhere that its the wood, not the stamp itself, that creates the food risk. and that is the sum total of what i know icon_smile.gif.
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post #6 of 31
I know. I think people tend to get a little overboard with the whole food safe thing. I can understand if the thing was going to sit there on the fondant for the whole time, but really, pressing it onto the fondant for a second or tow? And if it is the wood, which i recall as pretty much being "naked", not varnished, not sealed, save for the plastic sticker indicating what the design would be.....then where does that leave dowels??
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

I know. I think people tend to get a little overboard with the whole food safe thing. I can understand if the thing was going to sit there on the fondant for the whole time, but really, pressing it onto the fondant for a second or tow? And if it is the wood, which i recall as pretty much being "naked", not varnished, not sealed, save for the plastic sticker indicating what the design would be.....then where does that leave dowels??



Kind of makes you wonder about wooden spoons, doesn't it?
Also, I'm pretty sure no one will be using these on their raw chicken. icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #8 of 31
I made sugar cookies yesterday using a rubber stamp. I did it on royal icing and this worked out really cute. I did steal the idea from FancyFlours.
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post #9 of 31
How cute is that?? And I am quite sure those cookies are not poisoned. icon_biggrin.gif
post #10 of 31
those are so awesome looking! i will deffinately hvae to try this idea. icon_wink.gif
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post #11 of 31
Thanks. I was really happy with them. I think I may enjoy doing sugar cookies more this way. icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 31
can you tell me where the picture of the tea pot cookies on fancy flours site is? I can't seem to find them and they sound so pretty!
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post #14 of 31
I am one of those OCD's when it comes to food-safety. If you know Laure'l Silverberg, then you know her story. She came up with the concept of using rubber stamps to decorate cookies. She had even done a demo on The Carol Duvall show about it. Shortly after that episode aired, the FDA and others were contacting her, inquiring as to whether the stamps she used were food-safe. After voluntary testing, she found out that they were not - the rubber leached carcinogens.

She then worked with a company that helped her create safe rubber stamps for use on food, and thus, www.sweetstampen.com was born.

Holly Dare now owns the company, and is a member here. Hopefully, she will hear about this post and chime in.

Getting back to the original subject, I cannot dictate what you do with your business, but as for me, I'm not willing to take the risk, especially where I live. The state of PA, and the city where I live, both have more fierce guidelines than the FDA when it comes to this subject, subject to heavy fines. Although I'm not in business at this time, I would hate to have to pay those fines, then be forced to re-invest in stamps later on because I did not comply in the first place. I buy my stamps from her from the start, and that way I'm safe in the future.

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post #15 of 31
sweetstaming.com.. is a site for edible paint and stamps. started several years ago.. haven,t been on it in a while.. was there last time i checked.. the stamps are food grade..hth
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