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I can see it. Those are really neat!! How did you do it? Is it just a normal rubber stamp? What is the ink?
its a normal rubber stamp and the wilton food color. but i didn't think it came out okay. i'm planning on adding a border but there are spots were parts of the letter is missing. am i not pressing hard enough. how hard is too hard before you break the cookie?
It looks as if your stamp was very wet in some places and other areas you didn't cover the stamp with color, leaving the empty holes.
Others posted on ideas of how to use the stamps. ( don't remember all of them) some suggested ink pad that you could add food color too.
What I've done in the past was use the small sponge roller that I could roll over the stamp. I put a couple of drops of food color onto a plate and ran the sponge roller over the color until I gotten complete coverage on the sponge, then rolled over the stamp. If your fondant isn't smooth (bumpy) you won't get the stamp like you want. The stamp won't go into the groves. To fix this what you might want to do is purchase a black food color pen and fill in the empty spaces.
Hope that helps
Forgot to add.... If that it's fondant you are usingas frosting make several extra pieces and practice on the throw away dough before stamping your cookie. You can get an idea of what you need to do, either add more or use less. Also, stamp your dough before you place it on the cookie.
thank you very much. i was trying to stamp with the rolled buttercream already on the cookie. will try stramping then adding to cookie after it drys. i just had a company tell me it wa against the law to use the regular stamps on food products. is that so?
i've used stamps on both cookies and cakes before, and as far as i know it's not illegal... as long as they've never been used for anything other than food coloring, i don't really see how it could be a problem. if you're selling the cookies, make sure that the people buying them know that they've been in contact with a latex product (for allergy reasons) and you should be okay!
just as Jill said. I've never heard of it being illegal. Some will tell you it isn't food safe because of the glue but I have never seen a stamp that had glue oozing out on the laytex. Laytex allergies could be a problem for those who suffer from it. Just let your customers know that you use laytex tools in making your cookies.
Someone in another forum mentioned speaking with a doctor about the stamps (Sorry don't remember the forum or person who posted) She said they told her pretty much the same. Laytex allergies.
I have used, and it was said by others, that they have used sponge stamps. The only thing I didn't like about them was the stamps were limited and quite boring when you want something a little more special. So I try to keep the prints to my own method of transfer and food coloring. It takes a little longer but I really don't have to worry about it too much.
Sorry, I know that was much help.
thanks for the replys. i am beginning to think it was a sales pitch because this company makes "food safe stamps". the person was really nice until she discovered that i was only ordering a little over $20.00 in merchandise then she had to go "and should not have answered the phone because they were closed for the holidays". i contacted that company after i received am pm with information about the company. but i have contacted a different rubberstamp maker and sent them an email asking if there is anything that they make the stamps out of that would make it unsafe to use on fondant. i'll let you know what they tell me.
on a different note, i removed the rolled buttercream from the cookies and remixed. i colored it and rolled it out then stamped it. i'm waiting on it to dry then i'll try to figure out how to make the lettering stand out a little more.
received a reply from the other company and they stated that in order of the stamp to be food safe it must have fda approval and they do not have fda approval. i will be glad to send anyone that pm me a copy of the email but i will not post that company's name here. therefore, the person i spoke with yesterday was correct.
Do you sell your cookies? He may have been referring to copyright infringement. Most of the popular stamp brands that you get at craft shops don't allow use in commercial industry - whether it's food or cardmaking/paper craft.