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post #1 of 13
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I am going to be doing cookies that are going to be used as the seating cards for a wedding in a few weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any idea on the best way to do the writing on each cookie? I would like it to be consistent and I know some of the names are really long! The cookie will be a rectangle shape and a few little flowers on the edge. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 13
i would imagine piping the names on, would be the quicker most efficient method, But then again, i personally Suck at writing with a piping bag, so for me it would be a huge no no lol! x
post #3 of 13
If you have the resources, you could create a very pretty icing image and for the writing, use some kind of fancy font. Maybe use the font from the invitation and still put little flowers around the edges.
post #4 of 13
http://preparetowed.com/blog/tag/cookie-seating-cards

If you could make the cookies around the same size as the ones on this site, then piping would work. I have never tried to make edible images for cakes or anything, but I wonder if you could print the names out instead of a picture to make them a certain size so they fit on the cookie. Hope that helps!
post #5 of 13
Patchwork cutters?
post #6 of 13
I do cookie placecards for all the holidays. I just write the name on the cookie with royal icing and use a size 2 tip. The cookies are usually in about 4-5 inch size. Guest love it.
post #7 of 13
I recently bought the Williams Sonoma Message in a Cookie kit and it's brilliant.


I suppose it depends how many you have to do as to whether it would be quicker to pipe or change the names in the cutter icon_confused.gif
post #8 of 13
They are so cute!
post #9 of 13
if it were me I would print the names out on a page with rectangles marked out that are roughly the size of the cookies. that way you have a visual to refer to of where the center letter should fall and how small the letters should be to fit the space. I am a very visual person so I find that this type of thing helps me a lot. Helps prevent the "oh no, I'm running out of room, gotta squeeze in three more letters!" problem.
post #10 of 13
I have done a photo test with seating cards...
I have used an edible image..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/biscuitsugart/5510005861/
post #11 of 13
There's always the option of writing the names on rice paper,and then sticking them onto the cookie. It's also the perfect use of a kopykake projector. I shudder to think of how many you'd have to do, though! It would kill the wrist!
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by verono

I have done a photo test with seating cards...
I have used an edible image..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/biscuitsugart/5510005861/



Your cookies are gorgeous!
post #13 of 13
I did a wedding just about a month ago using NFSCs in cellophane bags with organze ribbons as placecards, they were a real hit. People always rave about personalised cookies icon_smile.gif

I used a double (joined) heart cutter, which lends itself to piping on names as its longer left to right than other shapes. I do a fondant cut out, then pipe names on in a contrasting RI colour. I also pipe the outline of the hearts in the same colour. And I also stuck a tiny moulded frangipani GP flower on each cookie as it was the flower used for decorating the reception.

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