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post #1 of 33
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I was just wondering, how does everyone transfer images onto their cookies eg. You find an image on the net that you want to use on your cookies, what do you do? What's an efficient way?

I know some people use projectors, but what if you don't have one?
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post #2 of 33
Depending on the image, what about making a stencil? Print out image on cardstock...cut away with x-acto(or the like) knife...

(looking at your avatar ...awesome cookie, btw!) I just can't imagine there'd be anything you wouldn't be able to do on a cookie!
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post #3 of 33
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lol thanks icon_smile.gif

Yeh for previous cookies i have needed to do this for, what i have done is printed a faint outline of the image onto paper and then cut it out and then placed it onto the cookie and used the knife to cut an outline around that onto the cookie.

However i have trouble with the inside detail of the picture which i also sometimes lightly cut into the biscuit too and then pipe and flood over but all this takes me a while and if i were do a large amount of cookies wouldn't be good.

I just don't know what else to do lol Maybe i should just start choosing less complicated images sometimes lol
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post #4 of 33
Are you able to share an example of the type of image?
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post #5 of 33
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um not really cose i didn't have one in mind.....i'm not very helpful am i lol
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post #6 of 33
lol...

I found one while I was waiting...printed off a couple of small sizes...this afternoon/evening, I'll try a couple of things.... I was thinking, what if you printed it off on cardstock, laid it on dense foam and using a dull pointed stick(there's a name for it...)and pressed your image w/details from the backside so that it's embossed on the front side...oh, my, I bet it would work on copper sheeting too...then, press the image into fondant or icing that has crusted. or if you are just wanting a print/stamp...rub edible marker on surface(raised areas) and press...the paper may become soggy and/or infused with ink

You're just wanting something on the cookie itself so that you can use it to go by for your fill-ins, right? as a guide...is that right? am i on the right track?
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post #7 of 33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by all4cake

You're just wanting something on the cookie itself so that you can use it to go by for your fill-ins, right? as a guide...is that right? am i on the right track?



Yes exactly, i wanted to know a better/good way to transfer the outlines of patterns and images straight onto my cookies which i can then outline over with icing then flood with different colours or flood within the guides and then outline later....either way.

Also with what you said before I could press the outlines into the crusted icing if i needed to, except i usually use royal icing and i think it would crack but i more want the design straight onto the cookie

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post #8 of 33
I got it now....
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post #9 of 33
I use my projecter.Works great!!

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post #10 of 33
I have taken an image and printed it on paper. Then I lay the printed image on my cookie that has been iced with RI. I then lightly trace over all the details I want on my hardened RI with a flower nail. It gives me all the details of the image very lightly indented on the RI and I am then able to do the image on the cookie. Here is an example of cookies I did this way. I also have done cakes this way too on BC.
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post #11 of 33
You could make an RI transfer, copying over the reversed image that is placed under a piece of waxed paper. Then ice your cookie and place the dried RIT on top.
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post #12 of 33
I use the pin prick method.
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post #13 of 33
or similar to what MichelleM77 suggested 'cept not a reverse one....

say...if you're using a 3" round cookie, get your design and measure it to a 3 inch(depending on if your cookie spreads or not), frame it, then flood and allow to dry then attach to baked cookies with a bit of royal...ooooooooooooooooooor....do your design and allow to dry, flood cookie and plop the image into the freshly filled frame...either way, you'd still have the fullness of a flooded piece as opposed to a transfer that seems flat when you flip 'em....not that that is bad...but, to me, a lot of the appeal of the cookies that ya'll do is that to-the-brim effect ya'll give the cookies....
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post #14 of 33
Oh yah, not sure why it would have to be reverse. Just pipe as if you were piping on the cookie. Duh. Thanks all4cake!
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post #15 of 33
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thanks for the help guys!

I had actually thought of the flooding the images letting them dry then flooding the cookie and poping the dried image on top while it's still wet but then i wasn't sure about it being a bit too crunchy and the colours bleeding??

BUT, now i was thinking about this overnight and i thought that what i could do which is sorta like what all4cake said before about pressing on copper sheet onto fondat etc.....but what i can do is have the image on a piece of cardboard (reversed) and then i will pipe over the outlines with royal icing and let it harden.

Then i will roll and cut my cookies to the right shape and size, then flip over my piped cardboard and press it into the cookie dough to get an impression of my image and then all i have to do later is follow the guides! easier and less time for me!

Now i was thinking my cookie's don't really spread so the image should stay in proportion and the imprint hopefully will bake still indented...

What do you guys think? Any good?


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