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Hansel and Gretal pictures for 4 cookies

post #1 of 40
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I posted a looking for question over on the cookie forum but thought someone who doesn't make cookies might have seen these pictures somewhere in your browsing! I've made cookies for years using cutters made in Germany and the paper printed pictures made in England! I had gotten everything from Maid of Scandinavia/Sweet Celebrations. Now that Sweet Celebrations is no longer, I can not find the pictures to put on my cookies! Does anyone know where I might be able to find these pictures?

My Mother in law always sent these cookies [ that she purchased in the German import stores in Brooklyn] to us in Christmas packages sent to Arizona. So when I saw the cutters and pictures I knew just what to do with them! So for years and years, these ginger cookies have hung on the tree, been passed out to friends and family over the holidays and enjoyed. Now I am down to the last of the pictures and hoping somebody will recognize them and help me find where to find them!
LL
post #2 of 40
Where I live we can print out a color photo of whatever and get it made into edible images at the local cake store. Is that what you're talking about?
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post #3 of 40
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No, they are not edible images but are printed on a glossy paper, then the cookies are frosted with a royal icing and after that dries the paper images are added with a dot of icing to anchor it to the cookies.

I have several that must be 15 years old [ that go on the tree for 'just decoration'! If I can't locate a source, I can always make some either from paper or go the edible image route, but I really would rather have the 'original' as that is how i remember them from so many many years ago!
post #4 of 40
That sounds like something similar to a chocolate transfer or a buttercream transfer, only used with royal icing. Is that right?
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post #5 of 40
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The paper image is what goes on the cookie, and it is removed to allow the whole cookie to be eaten. Was guided to Pifel and Holing who show the santa one, but they only have an 8" version in stock and say the 6" [ which I need] is discontinued! So the hunt continues!
post #6 of 40
By all means post when you are done -- I'm not familiar with this technique and I'd love to see it. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 40
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After a rather unsuccessful search for the paper images, I did get about 45 of the cookies done for friends and family with what I left in my stash of goodies! The hunt will continue to replace the pictures, but for this year I'm done.... here is a picture of how they turn out.
LL
post #9 of 40
Here's a sampling of die cut Victorian Hansel & Gretel "cards" imported from Germany (last factory making this type of thing):

http://tinyurl.com/yesfn5s

and a link to the rest of that line on the site:

http://tinyurl.com/ycplryr

HTH
post #10 of 40
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Thanks for the link Jan..... some really nice things there! BUT.... the paper pictures are marked 'printed in England'.... any other ideas? Will be an interesting year long search before next Christmas for sure! Oh well....there is always the option of printing out the pictures on the computer! I did save a complete set just incase!
post #11 of 40
You put non-edible paper on top of the cookie iced with royal icing and then peel the paper off to eat the cookie? That just doesn't sound right to me at all?!?!?!
post #12 of 40
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Originally Posted by Stefy

You put non-edible paper on top of the cookie iced with royal icing and then peel the paper off to eat the cookie? That just doesn't sound right to me at all?!?!?!



The pictures [which, BTW are made for this purpose!] are put on the dry/hard icing and do not stick to the cookies... but are held on to the cookie by the saran shrink wrapping..... nothing more sinister than putting cookies on a paper doily or a cake on a cake cardboard..... so what is your point?
post #13 of 40
The paper is stuck to the icing which you do eat (BTW). And saran wrap is food safe - the pictures are not - that is my point!
post #14 of 40
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Originally Posted by bisbqueenb

The pictures [which, BTW are made for this purpose!] are put on the dry/hard icing and do not stick to the cookies... ?


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Originally Posted by Stefy

The paper is stuck to the icing which you do eat (BTW). And saran wrap is food safe - the pictures are not - that is my point!



The decoration is tacked on at one tiny spot (probably to keep it from falling off while it's being wrapped) to a completey dried (iced) cookie. When it's time to eat the cookie, the decoration is easily removed (in one piece).

If you're worried because you think it's stuck to the icing (like somethig decoupaged), and some pieces might not be easy to get off - that's not the case at all.

Also, if the card stock is manufactured for this type of cookie, it's no different than other paper products manufactured for food service (baking/decorating/confectionery) use:

cupcake baking liners, cake ball/petit fours paper cups, brownie squares, brownie cups, brownie tissues, brownie envelopes, nut cups, candy cups, lollipop sticks, candy box liners, cakeboards, candy boxes, cake boxes, cake doilies, etc.

HTH
post #15 of 40
my mom used to make these also and the paper was packaged to keep it clean not card stock on a shelf.

They have been made this way for centuries but the idea of an ediable image is interesting. old fashion cookie brought to the 21st century
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