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post #16 of 33
would your cookies remain soft long enough for the royal icing to impress on it? how many impressions would you be able to do before having to replace your royal icing impression piece? If your cookies stay soft, the copper/tin/aluminum idea would work on them as well as it would on fondant.
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post #17 of 33
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oh i reckon my dough would definatly stay soft long enough and that the icing would hold up fair enough. I actually used that method to make a custom impression on fondant hearts for a friend to put on cupcakes and the icing lasted long enough even though i only let it dry a little while.

I was just thinking royal icing as i would already have it but i guess the copper/aluminum would be good if i knew where to get it. Is it at craft store or something? Are they all food safe?
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post #18 of 33
You can also use edible markers. I know some of the more experienced cookie decorators like doing that. Then pipe right over the lines! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 33
I would say it could be acquired from the hardware store....I would use what is referred to in the U.S. as flashing...comes in different sizes and thicknesses....food safe?...as long as it doesn't contain lead and any protective coating some come with (it's not unusual for the copper to have it especially...to maintain its' look longer)...

if the tin/aluminum doesn't state lead-free...stay away from it. The copper should state 100% copper. 100% copper with the coating removed should be perfectly safe to use on food....(I'm going on the fact that candy making pots and bowls are made of copper...copper is considered non-porous, so whatever coating shouldn't embed in it...once it's off, all should be well...)

No, I'm not a safe-to-use-on-food-expert....the suggestion above is simply what I would do and feel confident about...I'd be more than willing to listen to any argument as to its' safety.

I do understand using the royal icing for it's availability...
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post #20 of 33
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well i just remembered people use a food safe aluminum to make cookie cutters so could just use that one and just get a thinner sheet of it.

Thanks for your help all4cake icon_smile.gif
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post #21 of 33
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Originally Posted by all4cake

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!


Holy Moly!!! I had no idea that was an actual cookie in you avatar Elise! That is one awesome cookie! WOW!
post #22 of 33
the majority of the cheap (inexpensive) cookie cutters are made of tin...but that stuff rusts so easily...but it's so cheap...but it rusts...but it's cheap...but it rusts...but it's cheap....
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post #23 of 33
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MessyBaker: Yep it's a real cookie lol Took forver, it was just a one off challenge to myself icon_smile.gif

all4cake: yeh but you might only need them for one or two uses for just a custom cookie batch, so it wouldn't get a chance to rust.

Royal icing doesn't rust and that's cheap cheap cheap too lol But i can only experiment with how long it lasts first
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post #24 of 33
ok I have been wondering about this for a long time so now I have an experiment going. I watched somewhere sorry don't remember where but it was to make a stencil out of ri and a piece of glass so Here it goes

I have found an image simple not alot of detail as to just test out theory I taped my image to back side of piece of glass I used some from a picture Frame I can always put it back I washed glass thouroughly first.

on top of image on other side of glass I piped over with tip 3 the outline of my image. It is now drying My theory is that when left to dry this will dry rock hard and then I can impress my fondant with it and then ice cookies accordingly. Not sure if this is making sense to anyone else but when the experiment is over I will let you know just how I did this I am also thinking you could stamp each cookie with this as they come out of the oven still hot and then ice or glace accordingly. Has anyone tried this before will let you know results later today.

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post #25 of 33
I've used a technique that works really well on well crusted royal and works even better on fondant.........you print out a photo and then trace over the lines of the photo (print the photo in reverse) with a non-toxic pencil (any pencil except real lead or graphite) pushing down fairly hard, then flip the picture over onto your cookie and use the pencil to go over the lines of the photo on the back of the picture (if you pushed hard enough when you initally traced the photo lines you should be able to see an imprint to follow on the bakc of the paper).......you don't have to push too hard just hard enough to get some of the pencil marks to transfer to your cookie.
Then pull off the paper and you have an outline on your cookie (a very faint outline, but an outline nonetheless) to follow with your icing for the details. you can use it several times without having to retrace the lines with the pencil again.

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post #26 of 33
Ok hold on, are you trying to do something like this? (I didn't have time to read every detail of the thread...just jumped on real quick) Like trace an image and have it set into flooded royal icing? If so, I just did the project of the cookie attached - I'm a new-found-pro. LOL! (at least I'd like to think!)
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post #27 of 33
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Oh yeh! Good idea with the glass luvbugcreations, i could just do it like on a hard plastic which would be similar

KHalstead: are there specific non-toxic pencils? cose i have no idea of what would be

Caike: Yeh that was once of the options mentions but i was looking more for straight onto the cookie but I think your cookie turned out well with that method! Maybe i might give it a go sometime to test it out
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post #28 of 33
I didn't read through the other post so sorry if this is a double post.

I printed out the picture I wanted, put a piece of wax paper over it and traced in royal icing. Let dry completely, for at least a day or even more, I didn't wait long enough and it broke.
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post #29 of 33
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thanks Edee

Update: I tried the RI on cardboard again but i needed it thinner than i did last time so when i piped the RI on it, it flexed and broke off so scraped that idea and had to free hand pipe it lol I am gonna try to find some thin food safe copper/metal stuff to make an impression on to put straight on the cookie like said before
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post #30 of 33
Hi all !!!

My name is Meni i am from Athens Greece and i just developed a technique about transfering an image onto cookie you can see my technique here http://meniandmore.com/2012/06/06/1634/ in my blog.Is a non profit blog i do not earn any money from this i develepod the technique for my greek readers so they can draw on cookies i believe it will help a lot of women who do not own a projector. Is the second slideshow in the post and I do the transfer with a food colour pen.
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