Tiny impression letters?

Decorating By cocobean Updated 5 Jul 2011 , 8:45pm by littlegemscakery

cocobean Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 6:14am
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I have seen a few people using very small impression letters on their fondant covered cookies. Does anyone know where to get them? icon_confused.gif

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ceshell Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 6:28am
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I saw those too. I wonder if they are just stamps, from the stamping department of a craft store? I have seen individual letters in rubber stamps that small. Technically not food-safe but I can't imagine the duration of exposure to your fondant would result in any leaching chemicals IMO.

Just my 2c!

cocobean Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 6:32am
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ceshell, I have actually purchaced different letter stamps from the craft store. They just don't go deep enough. But, thanks for your response!

ceshell Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 7:00am
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Good to know!! And that answers my suggestion #2 which would be, put plastic wrap between the fondant and stamp if you're worried about food-safety. But if those stamps already don't go deep enough, then plastic wrap would just result in nothing at all, I'd guess.

I wonder about metal letter punches, would those be deep enough. I saw the cookies you meant but I don't remember just how deep the impressions were. Have you PM'd the decorator??

cocobean Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 3:59pm
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Yes I have pm'd the decorator with no response. So, I thought I'd take the question to the masses. lol Where can I look at metal letter punches? I have looked into type setting letters like the ones they use to print newpapers with. They would be perfect but very expexsive. I believe you have to invest in a hugh set.

ceshell Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 8:57pm
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I Googled...oh drat, I don't remember if it was "metal letter stamp" or "metal letter punch" - something like that. They are not terribly expensive. However I could not tell from the pics whether or not they would cut deep enough. Might be worth a peek anyway!

JessDesserts Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:10pm
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hi everyone!

i'd love the answer to this question too!

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:15pm
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Oh me to... me to ! I have noticed several cookies with tiny letters also, they look very cute! I would love to know where to get them?
Hi Jess How are you ?? he he !

pinkpiggie78 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 10:08pm
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Do you have an example picture?

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 10:44pm
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I would like to know as well........

sweetbn Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 11:06pm
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I'm curious too, maybe the fondant is rolled thin enough that the decorator was able to use the rubber stamps from the craft store? I was also wondering what type of cutter is used to get the small flower that I see on the little cookies as well, Thanks

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 11:45pm
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Heres a link to one of the creations I was talking about ! Its very pretty !
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1301758
I did get a pm saying that she got the cutters as a gift from Germany !

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 11:47pm
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I should add that I did ask about a different cookie she had posted with the same small letters But im guessing she used the same cutters!
She was very nice to reply!

pinkpiggie78 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 11:55pm
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Wow... those are tiny. You might be able to get "printing press" sets off of ebay... those would probably work.

Teekakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:11am
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Looks like these would work well...........http://www.brandinbuddies.com/lettersnumbers.html

and they look like what the cookies are impressed with.

cocobean Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:30am
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Hey, Teekakes you found something that looks like it would work great. To bad they are expensive to. Just to get the letters that say "thank you" would cost 60.00. icon_cry.gif

Teekakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:36am
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Yes they are definitely pricey. Maybe they give a decent discount on an entire set....even so they would still likely be rather expensive. Surely there is a plastic set of equivelency out there somewhere. We just have to find them is all icon_smile.gif

ceshell Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:44am
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This is the kind of thing I was talking about icon_smile.gif
However no way to tell if they will cut deeper than the stamps which didn't work. This site http://www.hobbytool.com/metalalphabetlettersstampingset.aspx has a better close up if you click "view more images" under the pic.

Teekakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:58am
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I am searching under "Miniature Leather stamps" and am finding some neat things, including letters and numbers. This site has a lot of neat ones http://eleathersupply.com/stamps.shtml

So far I have found letter stamps as small as 1/4"

Now I am going to sleep.......it is way past my bedtime.
Have fun searching!

Teekakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 5:01am
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This page http://eleathersupply.com/alphanum.shtml has a complete set of 1/4" letter and number stamps for only 29.99

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 5:03am
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Teekakes..Hey thanks for the help!

cocobean Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 5:24am
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ceshell and Teekakes you guys are amazing! judge.gif

ceshell Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 5:39am
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Why don't you wait to thank us after you buy this stuff and it WORKS? Although if it doesn't work out, you will be able to do some really neat letterpress invitations, or leather embossing, instead! LOL. icon_lol.gif

Frankyola Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 6:09am
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Thank you guys for your help thumbs_up.gifLL

sayhellojana Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 6:26am
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Humm...
I'm not sure if it would be deep enough, but has anyone tried a label maker? They print that blocky font and you could just push it on top of the fondant

CookiezNCupcakez Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 7:51am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sayhellojana

Humm...
I'm not sure if it would be deep enough, but has anyone tried a label maker? They print that blocky font and you could just push it on top of the fondant




I was thinking of that as well icon_rolleyes.gif

pinkpiggie78 Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 12:37pm
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Something like these seem more cost effective...

http://cgi.ebay.com/SET-OF-A-Z-OLD-METAL-LETTERS-FOR-LETTERPRESS-PRINTING_W0QQitemZ280302566230QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_BOI_Printing_Graphic_Arts_Letterpresses_ET?hash=item280302566230&_trksid=p3286.m63.l1177

Teekakes Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:11pm
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You are welcome for the help. It helps me to learn new things as well. icon_smile.gifYou should email them, eleathersupply, ask for a close-up picture of the stamp end, and how deep the letters/numbers impress without the stamp surface touching the surface you will be stamping. Geeee, did that make sense?!?!? icon_lol.gifIf you do let us know what they say. As of this minute it Looks like a very possible fun and affordable new line of cake toys!

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:25pm
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I use the rubber stamps in the font I want from Michaels or JoAnns. I have one set I particularly like.

all4cake Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 4:26pm
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Wouldn't it be backwards if you used a label maker then impressed it into the fondant?

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