Charmed Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 3:25am
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I have seen cookies like these:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sugarenvy/3339238361/in/set-72157614924918543/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bridalcookie/3988881529/
and wondering How do you transfer a pattern on cookies for outlining?

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motherofgrace Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 3:35am
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i wonder that too!

LateBloomer Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 6:23am
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I would also love to know.

katystinykitchen Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 6:34am
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I would also love to know.




same here!

motherofgrace Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 6:40am
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lol ok I want to know the proper way but im thinking maybe using an edible marker to draw on the cookie and then tracing over? Wish someone had the right answer lol

taniabanana Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 8:05am
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I'm pretty sure they are done with a projector.

CookieO Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 5:46pm
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I use my KopyKake projector to transfer & outline images. Works on cookies and cakes. Others I've heard used a stick pin to prick outlines.

all4cake Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 6:14pm
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The first one looks like a transferred piece(like done off the cookie then applied after it was dried) to me.

I had success with a pin prick method...printed the image on card stock. Cut the parameter of the shape and size of the cookie. Place the printed cardstock on a piece of fun foam(this allows the piercing to have more depth on the opposite side...as opposed to doing it on a firmer foam which would make the piercings be more flat on the back side). Cut the dough. lay pierced pattern on top and lightly press the pattern. It left the pattern embedded in the dough that I was able to follow once the cookies were baked and cooled.

If a large enough pin were used, airbrushing over it will leave the pattern on the cookie surface...

Elise87 Posted 27 Dec 2009 , 11:38pm
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Here is a thread I started a little while ago that threw around some ideas on how to get found patterns onto cookies:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654280.html

I havn't had a chance to properly try an image out yet with the different techniques on it but hope to one day

Debi2 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 10:08pm

What if you did a buttercream transfer like they do on cakes?

motherofgrace Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 10:13pm

you wouldnt be able to stack the cookie i think

bobwonderbuns Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 10:15pm

Those are likely done with a projector. Have your bags all ready to go and when the projector projects the image, just trace with the color icing you want to use. Depending on what medium you use you probably could stack them. Just let them dry thoroughly first.

lala512 Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 4:44am

I've done something like this using a RI transfer that i made on wax paper. The only problem with RI transfers is that either the transfer or the cookie isnt completely flat. I've also used RI to help build up the confidence to free hand it since I know what the blobs need to look like before putting in the finer details.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lala512/4081956210/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lala512/4081956110/in/photostream/

Hope this helps.

kathik Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:21am

Okay I must be stupid. I have seen posts about using a projector to transfer patterns, but I just can't picture how this is done. I picture you holding a cookie up in the air and piping while the image projects on the cookie. icon_confused.gif Could someone kindly explain how you use a projector for cookies?

Thanks,
Kathi

all4cake Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:35am

lala512, those are awesome!

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/product.aspx?T=1&productId=1500

Kathi, I don't think I'd be able to use a projector for cookies...maybe one cookie. I just couldn't see using it for lots of them.

all4cake Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:44am

Okay, I typed in (and I know people use it for cookies...I just couldn't think of what to type in to get the results I wanted...) "can you use a kopykake for cookies"

This cookie is IN CRED I BLE!

http://www.sweetopia.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/haunted-town-decorated-cookie2-300x450.jpg

She used a projector (notice the image being projected as she's piping the web, at the top.
http://www.sweetopia.net/2009/10/halloween-decorated-cookies/

kathik Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:50am

Thanks all4cake. I was searching youtube and not having any sucess, but that shows me enough to see how it works. Very cool, but wow, it's expensive! I think I'll stick to some cheaper methods for now!

Thanks,
Kathi

all4cake Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 5:58am

I'm sure one can acquire a projector for use on cookies say...in the toy dept...seems Crayola has one...for not a lot of money

Dick Blick has projectors that aren't as costly as the KopyKake(they carry the Kopykake as well as others) ebay...

This is the first projector I'd ever used...35+ years ago...yeah, the cookies would be up in the air if I had to use that one...made me smile to see it though...my Mother still uses it even now...

http://www.cedu.niu.edu/blackwell/multimedia/images/JPEGS/SLIDE089.JPG

all4cake Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 6:01am

okay, so the Crayola one uses its' own discs...that won't work...

bobwonderbuns Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by kathik

Okay I must be stupid. I have seen posts about using a projector to transfer patterns, but I just can't picture how this is done. I picture you holding a cookie up in the air and piping while the image projects on the cookie. icon_confused.gif Could someone kindly explain how you use a projector for cookies?

Thanks,
Kathi




Hi Kathi!! Projectors are designed so that a smaller image (maybe 4x4 for example) can be blown up or reduced. There's a plate you put the image on and it projects down onto a surface (in this case a cake or cookie) and it projects in shadowy lines. You then take your buttercream or royal icing or whatever and outline (or you can take a pin and pinprick along the lines) to transfer the patterns. If you find Sweetopia's blog, she often has projector tutorials using cookies. I hope that made some sense! icon_biggrin.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 3:23pm

Oh geez, I didn't notice someone had already mentioned Sweetopia!! icon_redface.gif Well here's a recent tutorial with pix that might help! icon_biggrin.gif http://www.sweetopia.net/2010/02/how-to-prevent-air-bubbles-in-royal-icing/

kathik Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 4:06pm

Thanks Bob! Before this thread I never knew they had projectors like this. My only experience with projectors was the overhead style that projected on the wall. That is why I was so confused!!

Thanks again,
Kathi

all4cake Posted 19 Feb 2010 , 10:51pm

hoohoo...looky what was just posted...

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-6720286.html#6720286

to those who may be interested...

TracyLH Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 3:17pm

Wow! That is a great price! There was a thread a while ago about the Kopycake and I did a good deal of research on the differences between the 300 and the 1000 and the 1000 is supposed to produce more light and have sharger image.... however, Sweetopia uses the 300 and gets superb results and that price that All4cake just gave the link to cannot be beat. Here is the old posting, if that helps:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=657476&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0

bobwonderbuns Posted 22 Feb 2010 , 3:20pm

Exactly Tracy!! I've had a lot of talks with Sweetopia and done a lot of research, which is why I'm going with the K1000 instead. icon_biggrin.gif

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