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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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
They are so cute!
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.
I have done a photo test with seating cards...
I have used an edible image..
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!
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
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.