Best Way To "draw" On Round Cookie

Baking By emrldsky Updated 8 Jun 2010 , 3:28am by kkitchen

emrldsky Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 6:12pm
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I have a potential order that made me wonder the best way to do this. The client wants round cookies decorated with the number "40" to celebrate her husband's 40th work anniversary.

To simplify my question: what is the best way to draw the #s on the cookie to flood them, if I can't draw a hallow number freehand to save my life?

I thought about creating a stencil to trace, but also wondered if some of you masters out there had a better solution?

Oh, and I don't have a projector, so that's out. :/

Or would it just be easier to flood the background and not worry about the hallow numbers?

TIA!!

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leily Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 7:21pm
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personally i would flood the entire cookie and then once the RI dried I would use a stencil (can be paper or use acetate paper) that i made and either airbrush the number on or use a dry brush and some powder (all depends on the look you're going for.

verono Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 7:27pm
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Or you could cut-out really thin piece of fondant and cut them with a cutter.. and then, you could "glue" them to the already flood-and-dry cookie

drakegore Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 7:36pm
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i was going to suggest what verono said icon_smile.gif
i do it with initials all the time!

emrldsky Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 7:56pm
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Oooh, both those sound infinitely easier than what I was thinking. See, I don't do cookies often, but I know enough to be dangerous. icon_biggrin.gif

I might experiment with both techniques and see what comes out looking better. If this order doesn't pan out, I'll know for future ones!

Thanks sooo much!!

luv2bake6 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 8:05pm
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Those are really great suggestions.
If you really want to make it simple, you could just use edible markers and draw the number on the dried and flooded cookie.

emrldsky Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

Those are really great suggestions.
If you really want to make it simple, you could just use edible markers and draw the number on the dried and flooded cookie.




I really was making it harder than it needed to be! icon_redface.gif

I truly appreciate all your suggestions. Without them, I'd be doing things the hard way, somehow. icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks again!!!

KHalstead Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 8:19pm
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You could also use royal icing and put a sheet of parchment over some printed out number 4's and 0''s (print from your comp.) and make them in royal and let them set up a few days, flood your cookies, pop on the numbers and give the numbers a little push down so they are flush with the flooded part and let it dry.

I did that with these cookies (only I used white choc. but same idea)
LL

bonniebakes Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 9:47pm
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if you have number cutters the right size, you can also "imprint" them into the cookie before baking. The impression will still be there after baking, and you can use that as a guide for flooding in a nice "40".

cookiemookie Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:09pm
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Stencil it!

Flood first then stencil with thicker royal icing.

Pretty quick and dries fast!
LL

Montrealconfections Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:08am
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Originally Posted by cookiemookie

Stencil it!

Flood first then stencil with thicker royal icing.

Pretty quick and dries fast!


I'm with cookiemookie!

kkitchen Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 3:28am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cookiemookie

Stencil it!

Flood first then stencil with thicker royal icing.

Pretty quick and dries fast!




Hi cookiemookie,
I want to ask, what cookie recipe do you use and how thick do you roll it?
Those cookies look soooooo good.

Thanks

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