Kopykake Projector Cookies, Pls Share

Baking By ZlatkaT Updated 1 Oct 2010 , 3:07am by CookiesinLA

chefjulie Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 3:26pm
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With a really small tip icon_smile.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:10pm
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chefjulie, do you use a #1? That's the smallest tip i know of but even that seems too thick for some details i see on cookies decorated with the projector.

chefjulie Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:13pm
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I use PME tips in a 00 or 0 for the smallest details!

I really need to update my cookie pics, but never seem to get around to it!

luv2bake6 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:15pm
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Have to look into that! I never knew they come in that small.
Do you outline the decoration first and then fill in?

luv2bake6 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:16pm
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What consistency icing do you use when piping the small details?

luv2bake6 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:18pm
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Do you use colorflow or RI? Do you start with the design and then ice the rest of the cookie or ice the whole cookie and decorate on top of that?

chefjulie Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:22pm
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I like to use Toba's Glace as my "base" and then Antonia's royal icing for detail work. IMO, Toba's tastes WAY better, but royal is soooo much easier and FASTER to work with. I have to wait about 24 hours between layers of Tobas and only a few minutes for royal.

My icing is pretty much the consistency of school glue for detail- maybe a tiny bit thicker.

Here's a pretty bad picture of some cookies I just finished up last night for my daughter's birthday. They were ALL done using the projector. (Ignore the marshmallows!)

chefjulie Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:26pm
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Oh, and btw, Fiddlesticks- I decided to pay attention to how I was oriented to the projector last night icon_smile.gif I usually have it turned so that I am sitting entirely the left of the projector (I am right handed) and I'm working left to right the whole time. It's something I never realized, I guess it was my subconscious way of working out the shadow problem, lol!. I did notice when I tried to work right to left, my shadow was getting in the way.

KHalstead Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:47pm
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I really want a projector.....are you sure none of you is sick of yours?

Those cookies look amazing!!!!!!!!!

chefjulie Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:54pm
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THANKS, I love mine! It would have taken me FOREVER to even try to do them without the projector, and they wouldnt have turned out the same. I got them all done- start to finish- in 3-4 hours last night WITH my kids running aroundicon_smile.gif I used RI as the base on those because I waited too long to start and didnt have time to wait for Toba's to dry.

fiddlesticks Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:05pm
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chefjulie..Those are awesome and I love the marshmallows!
Thanks so much for the tip! Ok so you did the whole design part itself while it was under the projector,is that right ? Out line ( if you do that ) fill and all details while its still under there?

chefjulie Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:16pm
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Fiddlesticks, for these I just did the outline. Filling it after the outline was super simple, since it was all solid colors. If there had been detail within the outline, I would have kept using the projector.

sweetcravings Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:20pm
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I have a kopykake projector as well. I was having shadow issues when i first got it too and someone gave me a very good tip...work left to right (I'm right handed). This was a challenge at first because i had to work the opposite of what i was used to, but it does reduce the shadow. I recommend putting the projector in a room that you can get really dark during the day. The less light in the room, the better the image shows up. For your cookies i would suggest outlining the image on the cookie with a food pen first then take it off the projector and do it in royal..alot less mess. You can find loads of free clipart all over the internet to use on the cookies, just save them and resize. I find if the picture is too big when i print it out then it's hard to get it the right size on the cookie. I mostly print out my images just big enough to be held by the prongs of the projector. I keep a file of all the clipart i use so that i can grab it whenever i want to use an old design. HTH

fiddlesticks Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 2:35pm
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Thanks so much !!! I appreciate all the info !

luv2bake6 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 10:06pm
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chefjulie, those cookies are soooo adorable!! And i LOVE the marshmallows. Did you use the projector for those as well? They are amazing and i'm sure your daughter loved them too! Wow!

sweetcravings, thank you for your advice. I don't have a color printer at the moment (had to order a new one cuz the old one had too many problems), so i guess i'll have to start out with black and white pics for now.

TracyLH Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 3:39pm
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Thanks to everyone for all of their great information! I am looking at get one as welll to hopefully speed things up a bit for me.

I do know of someone who does cookies and uses the 300 and she recommended the extension rod to the image was sharper for her cookies. I will call and ask about it and post what I find out.

fiddlesticks Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:02pm
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I was looking at that to Tracy! Might be a good idea for someone like me that seems to have a problem with getting in the way of herself LOL!!

sweetcravings Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:13pm
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Originally Posted by TracyLH

Thanks to everyone for all of their great information! I am looking at get one as welll to hopefully speed things up a bit for me.

I do know of someone who does cookies and uses the 300 and she recommended the extension rod to the image was sharper for her cookies. I will call and ask about it and post what I find out.

I didn't realize they sold extension rods. icon_surprised.gif I definitely think that would help. Sometimes, no matter how high i go with the projector i still can't get it clear enough. The i have to fiddle around with my actual clipart until it works. The extension rod would be very helpful indeed. Thanks for telling us about it. My dh bought the projector for me as a gift so i never did see all the 'extras' you could buy for it.

PeggyMichel Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:20pm
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Can you use this projector for cakes as well. Can you give me some decorating details of how to use it for cakes.

CookieO Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:33pm
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Tracy: Ditto on thinking the extension rod would be a good addition. Although I had very little problem getting a sharp image without it on my Christmas mouse cookies. LOVE my newest toy!

I got a really good deal on my 300...I found an additional 20% off code and it was under 150. Flat rate low shipping, it arrived super fast, great customer service when I called them pre-order with questions. I'll find the link and post where I got mine.

TracyLH Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:38pm
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Oh! Oh! Oh! icon_biggrin.gif That would be so great, CookieO! I am looking to order very soon as I have a complicated cookie coming up.

Do you find the 300 gives enough light? A dimly lit area might be a problem for me. I see the 1000 has more light, but there is the cost differential.

Thanks again for finding where you got it and the coupon, if you have that. It would really help a lot! thumbs_up.gif

CookieO Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 4:57pm
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Tracy, the 300 light is plenty for my use. I had all my window blinds open in my house (as always, I dont like my house dark), with the exception of my patio door next to the table I was working on. It was partially open, and I turned the over head light off. I had no problem at all.

With the price diff on the higher wattage models, I couldn't pass up the great price on taking the 300 choice. I originally wanted to get the one I could lay books on, but I have 2 scanners & three printers that I use for my photography and scrapbooking hobbies...so the big price difference I couldn't really justify & didnt make sense just for that feature. lol

I'll get that info to you. Not sure if they currently have a coupon code, but register to get their emails, they send them out that way too.

CookieO Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 5:36pm
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ok, this is where I ordered mine from. Super super service!


Don't forget to sign up for email to get coupon codes. thumbs_up.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 14 Nov 2009 , 11:35pm
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Could someone please recommend a good site that has clipart you've used with the projector? I'm only finding stuff that has too much detail for me to get accurate piping.

TracyLH Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:56am
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Thanks, CookieO! Your help has been very much appreciated!

fiddlesticks Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:14am
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CookieO..Just looked at your cookies !!! Fantastic work,Love them!

CookieO Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 2:19am
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Thank you so much Fiddlesticks! icon_biggrin.gif

Your welcome Tracy!

ZlatkaT Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 1:54pm
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CookieO.....wow your cookies are awesome. Would you give me a quick tutorial, how you do the image with the projector? I understand, first you draw with edible color pen, then outline with small tip (1 or 0), then flood? Example the Mouse holding the gift, how did you do the hands, bow on the gift and the Mouse? Those little details needs to be draw freehand? I am tying to get idea how it works. Thank you.

cookiemookie Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:39pm
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I would think that coloring pages for kids would be a great source of images to use.


chefjulie Posted 15 Nov 2009 , 3:57pm
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LOL! I have an extension rod and have never used it!! I guess I'll have to try it out soon icon_smile.gif
Oh, and to the person who asked about the projector and cakes- YES you can use it!!! It's great for writing out messages (perfectly spaced and NEAT), and the base of the projector will hold a sheet cake.

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