Kopykake projector cookies, pls share

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luv2bake6 Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 11:17am
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Thanks for letting us know! I'd like to see a tut on preparation before piping. I was having problems sizing and stuff. So i'd love to see the steps from finding an image to getting it into the projector to be clear enough to see.
I wish kopykake would have better instructions on how to use their projectors....

bonniebakes Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 2:53pm
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Thanks for the info. that is big... I'm not sure I can justify the cost and the storage space... especially since I'm just a hobbyist...as much as I'd love to have one.....



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WOW - this sounds like a fantastic tool!

Can anyone tell me... how big is the unit?


thanks!


~Bonnie



The k1000 is pretty hefty in size. From top to bottom, it measures about 3 feet. The light box is approximately 12" wide, 6" tall, and 6" deep. I store mine in the basement, so I have to lug it up the stairs every time I want to use it. But it's worth it! I wouldn't know what to do without one.


GeminiRJ Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:39am
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Bonnie, I'm a hobbyist too! The cost is definitely a consideration, but if there's any way you can swing it, go for it! You'll use it constantly and I doubt you'd regret buying one.

bonniebakes Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 11:40am
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Susan, I'm sure you're right! You don't' have to convince me icon_biggrin.gif

frankdiabetes Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:00am
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I just got my Kopykake 1000 today and was shocked at how big it was! I'm going to have to decorate my cookies sitting on the floor because I don't think I have enough counter space right now to manage.

bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 1:03am
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Mine's still in the box! icon_eek.gif

frankdiabetes Posted 19 Apr 2010 , 12:14am
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I just used mine for the first time today. This might be a silly question, but has anyone ever tried to use fluorescent bulbs in the Kopykake? It gets so darn hot under there with the incandescent bulbs!

bobwonderbuns Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 12:11am
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All righty, I need help! icon_biggrin.gif

MariaK38 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:20am
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I'm having the same problem as bobwonderbuns, and I'm about ready to chuck my projector out the window! I've tried moving it around, moving myself around, standing up, sitting down, twisting my hand/arm around... all to no avail.
I'm trying to make some superman logo cookies for a friend's grandson's birthday, and I can't get it traced because of this!
Help, please! Does anyone have any tips?!

Thanks!

GeminiRJ Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:04pm
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You have to learn how to work slightly off-center. It takes a bit of practice to catch on to the best ways to use it, but I LOVE my projector. For cookies, I rarely pipe directly onto the cookie. I will use the projector so I can draw the design onto the cookie, then decorate once they're all drawn.

MariaK38 Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 12:14pm
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Thank you, GeminiRJ... your suggestion really helps. It's so much easier to draw with a marker because you can pick it up if you need to. I'm going to try this for the Superman cookies.

Thanks again!

toleshed Posted 22 Apr 2010 , 1:05pm
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Thats also what I do - trace on with an edible marker and then put the projector away. Then pipe designs on

ButtacreamRose Posted 23 Apr 2010 , 1:51pm
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Woot!Woot! They are finally in stock and ordered mine today.Ordered the 300xk.TFS your tips Gemini and tolshed.Can't wait for it to arrive.

tm-treats Posted 1 May 2010 , 11:55am
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Hello!

I'm about to purchase a projector. Do you have any discount/ coupon codes that I can use? icon_smile.gif

toleshed Posted 1 May 2010 , 11:41pm
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tm-treats
If I get any emails from the company, I'll let ya know

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 May 2010 , 3:05am
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Hello!

I'm about to purchase a projector. Do you have any discount/ coupon codes that I can use? icon_smile.gif




For Madison Art use Code 4 for 4% off (that's the max they allow.)

bobwonderbuns Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 9:06pm
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Well she's done it -- Sweetopia has an AWESOME KopyKake projector tutorial in her site: http://sweetopia.net/2010/06/decorating-cookies-with-a-kopykake-projector/

luv2bake6 Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 10:34pm
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I just saw it and it's absolutely amazing!!

bethie713 Posted 10 Jun 2010 , 2:08am
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Sweetopia is awesome! I love her tutorial!!!! It helped me make up my mind.....I'm buying me a Kopykake today! Woohoo! icon_biggrin.gif

Bluesea Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 1:50am
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Pls help me decideI have read all the pages in this thread and yet cant decide between getting a projector or edible image printer. I am leaning more towards getting the projector but hubby thinks that I am better off getting the printer.so, pls pls help me decide.

gingerbreadtogo Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 2:25am
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I decorate cookies also. I bought a printer 2 yrs ago. It has been great, I can copy logo's for people, pix, clip art. I just recently got a projector. I've only used it a couple times so far. It allows me to copy pictures that I can't freehand. At this point for me the printer has been perfect, becausewith a projector I could never do the logo's and the pix customers ask for. I guess it depends on what your customers have been asking for. Hurry up and get one of them, so you can start saving for the other.
Good Luck

luv2bake6 Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 3:27am
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That's exactly what i did!

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Jul 2010 , 12:51pm
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Originally Posted by Bluesea

Pls help me decideI have read all the pages in this thread and yet cant decide between getting a projector or edible image printer. I am leaning more towards getting the projector but hubby thinks that I am better off getting the printer.so, pls pls help me decide.




What kinds of orders are you getting? If you get lots of logos, you are better off with a printer. In my area it's just cheaper for me to get the occasional edible image printed up at the local cake shop. But if you want to do any kind of graphic art image transfers, you're better off with a projector.

Bluesea Posted 23 Jul 2010 , 1:48am
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Tks for your replies guys. Not much logos...most of my orders are for childrens..cartoon characters. It costs abt $15 to print out an A4 edible image from a supplier where i live. I also do cookies and cupcakes.

Mickeebabe Posted 16 Aug 2010 , 10:38pm
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Does anyone own the KOPYRITE KR100 Cake decorating PROJECTOR? (I'm trying to post a picture of it but it won't let me)

Here's a link for it:
http://www.madisonartshop.com/kokrcadepr.html


I'm trying to decide which one to get.

Thanks.

sugarinspired Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 4:40pm
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hi i bought my kopykake k1000 at Madison after i read the early post here and used it only once and i want to sell it because im going back to school and dont have the time to use it. what do you think i should price it at?

crazyladybaker Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 3:07pm
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Bought myself a Kopykake 1000K for my birthday. Ok, the bday isn't untill the 14th but hey, I want it here and up and going on that day icon_lol.gifIt shipped out today and I just can't wait to play. It is used and I got it off of eBay for a fraction of the cost retail.

For those of you that use it do you have any tips or tricks to share with me? Please???? icon_biggrin.gif
I just bought some small squeeze bottles with the interchangeable tips and I have lots of brushes...what else might I need??
thanks thumbs_up.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 5:55pm
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Originally Posted by crazyladybaker

Bought myself a Kopykake 1000K for my birthday. Ok, the bday isn't untill the 14th but hey, I want it here and up and going on that day icon_lol.gifIt shipped out today and I just can't wait to play. It is used and I got it off of eBay for a fraction of the cost retail.

For those of you that use it do you have any tips or tricks to share with me? Please???? icon_biggrin.gif
I just bought some small squeeze bottles with the interchangeable tips and I have lots of brushes...what else might I need??
thanks thumbs_up.gif




I trace the design onto the cookie with the help of the projector, then do the decorating as usual. I don't like to spend a ton of time under the lamp. So you could invest in a nice set of Americolor food markers. They come in 10 different colors, and work great. If the idea of using a graphite pencil on cookies doesn't bother you, they work great and are obviously a whole lot cheaper! The graphite is "a completely natural substance that is neither toxic or harmful when ingested". Just make sure it's not an artist's lead pencil!

crazyladybaker Posted 7 Sep 2010 , 9:19pm
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graphite pencils...never heard of these but they sound very interesting. I am going now to Google them icon_lol.gifThanks so much!! thumbs_up.gif

MariaK38 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 11:44pm
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I got mine (K1000) several months ago off of Craigs List. I've had lots of interest in my wedding stick figure cookies... they're different and not something you'd see every day. I'm doing 150 for a wedding in October (stick figure b&g on a motorcycle) and 200 next July (b&g walking their dog). I can't draw, not even stick figures!, so my projector has really come in handy! Here's a few other samples I've done...

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