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Monograms on Cookies and Fondant letter stamps

post #1 of 11
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Does anybody know how to do the monograms on cookies-not the piping ones, I prefer working with fondant.

This type-doesn't have to be the same style:
http://www.sweetalicious.com.au/2011/09/engagement-cookie-pops.html

is it printed on rice paper?

Also the following pictures seems like it uses some sort of alphabet stamps-Does anyone knows where I can purchase them?
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/bonboneh/3269063056/
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/bonboneh/3799744837/

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post #2 of 11
My guess is the first ones were done with a cricut, possibly a stencil. The others were probably done with scrap poking stamps. They're clear and mount on blocks. Scrapbooking stamps are not usually considered food safe so you can put a layer of plastic wrap between the stamp and the fondant. It doesn't seem to screw up the patterns.
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post #3 of 11
My guess would be an edible image for the cookie pops? The other two do look to be imprinted. As mentioned, I think lots of stamps are not food safe. That plastic wrap trick is pretty nifty. I'll have to try it. I've seen discussion about which particular stamp material is food safe...but I can't remember right now.

The imprinted font looks like a style of tappits I have. I have two. Script & funky I think it's called. Funky is the font style I think your pics look like. If you just google tappits, I'm sure something will come up. I've seen a bunch of different styles of font on other peoples cakes/cookies. Some of them may be cut with a cricuit. But, I'm sure there are other alphabet cutters out there.

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Originally Posted by EvMarie



The imprinted font looks like a style of tappits I have. I have two. Script & funky I think it's called. Funky is the font style I think your pics look like. If you just google tappits, I'm sure something will come up. I've seen a bunch of different styles of font on other peoples cakes/cookies. Some of them may be cut with a cricuit. But, I'm sure there are other alphabet cutters out there.

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What's your experience with the Tappits as they seem not to have such great reviews?
post #5 of 11
The first picture is actually decorated with royal icing according to the caption below it. Once you get the hang of tappits they are pretty awesome. The key is to roll out your gumpaste or fondant thinly and let it dry slightly before you press into it with the tappit. Since they are such a pain to use sometimes I like to make a bunch of letters in white when I'm bored and store them. Then when I need them I can just paint or dust in the color I need.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by brown_suga

The first picture is actually decorated with royal icing according to the caption below it. Once you get the hang of tappits they are pretty awesome. The key is to roll out your gumpaste or fondant thinly and let it dry slightly before you press into it with the tappit. Since they are such a pain to use sometimes I like to make a bunch of letters in white when I'm bored and store them. Then when I need them I can just paint or dust in the color I need.



I saw that it said RI, but I thought the lettering was too perfect, so I thought she must have used RI as a base and something else. If the letters are royal icing then hats off to whoever can do that. Thanks for the tips.

Thank You to everybody else who replied to this thread.
post #7 of 11
lilyrose its possible that the letters were not freehand piping. she could have traced them on parchment then applied the letters to the cookies. Are you familiar with royal icing runouts? if not I'm happy to explain. oh and I also forgot to say that the tappits work great for impressions as well just dont press all the way through. It will leave the impression of the letter and you can pearl dust over it to make it stand out more or you can paint the impression.
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post #8 of 11
lilyrose412- I think it's a practice thing with tappits. Also...as mentioned, you have to roll your icing pretty thin. I normally use marshmellow fondant & have a little trouble here and there. Nothing that makes me want to stop using tappits. When the MMF sticks & doesn't plop out of the tappit...it needs more powdered sugar. Again...sometimes it's too thick. They are a little fussy...but look pretty neat.
post #9 of 11
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thanks for all the advice. I like MM fondant better than RI, but would the color flows (run outs) break if they're so narrow?

I think I'm going to buy some Tappits.
post #10 of 11
I personally would look for a letter stencil at the craft store in a font I liked. .Put tape over the letters next to the ones you need--works for me every time--for instance if you need the letter "f"
put tape on the "e" and "g", as well as those above and below the "f)"
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Originally Posted by Jeannem

I personally would look for a letter stencil at the craft store in a font I liked. .Put tape over the letters next to the ones you need--works for me every time--for instance if you need the letter "f"
put tape on the "e" and "g", as well as those above and below the "f)"



Yes...she used a stencil, she says so in the comments (at Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweet-a-licious/6196071601/in/photostream
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