Cookie Seating Cards

Baking By cheercoach9701 Updated 5 Apr 2011 , 12:23pm by Evoir

cheercoach9701 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 9:52pm
post #1 of 13

I am going to be doing cookies that are going to be used as the seating cards for a wedding in a few weeks. I was wondering if anyone had any idea on the best way to do the writing on each cookie? I would like it to be consistent and I know some of the names are really long! The cookie will be a rectangle shape and a few little flowers on the edge. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated!

12 replies
Caths_Cakes Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:18pm
post #2 of 13

i would imagine piping the names on, would be the quicker most efficient method, But then again, i personally Suck at writing with a piping bag, so for me it would be a huge no no lol! x

CakeCrystals Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:24pm
post #3 of 13

If you have the resources, you could create a very pretty icing image and for the writing, use some kind of fancy font. Maybe use the font from the invitation and still put little flowers around the edges.

princess_09 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:25pm
post #4 of 13

If you could make the cookies around the same size as the ones on this site, then piping would work. I have never tried to make edible images for cakes or anything, but I wonder if you could print the names out instead of a picture to make them a certain size so they fit on the cookie. Hope that helps!

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:26pm
post #5 of 13

Patchwork cutters?

ALVARGA Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:30pm
post #6 of 13

I do cookie placecards for all the holidays. I just write the name on the cookie with royal icing and use a size 2 tip. The cookies are usually in about 4-5 inch size. Guest love it.

Davwattie Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 10:51pm
post #7 of 13

I recently bought the Williams Sonoma Message in a Cookie kit and it's brilliant.

I suppose it depends how many you have to do as to whether it would be quicker to pipe or change the names in the cutter icon_confused.gif

cylstrial Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 11:10pm
post #8 of 13

They are so cute!

mamabaer Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 11:16pm
post #9 of 13

if it were me I would print the names out on a page with rectangles marked out that are roughly the size of the cookies. that way you have a visual to refer to of where the center letter should fall and how small the letters should be to fit the space. I am a very visual person so I find that this type of thing helps me a lot. Helps prevent the "oh no, I'm running out of room, gotta squeeze in three more letters!" problem.

verono Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:17am
post #10 of 13

I have done a photo test with seating cards...
I have used an edible image..

GeminiRJ Posted 3 Apr 2011 , 12:57am
post #11 of 13

There's always the option of writing the names on rice paper,and then sticking them onto the cookie. It's also the perfect use of a kopykake projector. I shudder to think of how many you'd have to do, though! It would kill the wrist!

cylstrial Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 10:49am
post #12 of 13
Originally Posted by verono

I have done a photo test with seating cards...
I have used an edible image..

Your cookies are gorgeous!

Evoir Posted 5 Apr 2011 , 12:23pm
post #13 of 13

I did a wedding just about a month ago using NFSCs in cellophane bags with organze ribbons as placecards, they were a real hit. People always rave about personalised cookies icon_smile.gif

I used a double (joined) heart cutter, which lends itself to piping on names as its longer left to right than other shapes. I do a fondant cut out, then pipe names on in a contrasting RI colour. I also pipe the outline of the hearts in the same colour. And I also stuck a tiny moulded frangipani GP flower on each cookie as it was the flower used for decorating the reception.

HTH icon_smile.gif

Quote by @%username% on %date%