Stamping with food colorings is an easy and effective way to decorate iced cookies.
- Dipping solution
- Edible food coloring pens
- Felt stamp pad
- Food coloring (your choice)
- Food grade isopropyl
- Iced cookies
- Rubber stamps
Step 1: Soak the felt stamping pad with your chosen food coloring that has been diluted with food grade isopropyl. The solution will have to be quite thick to produce the best imprint. Using a rubber stamp, practice stamping onto kitchen paper first to check that the ink is the right consistency.
Step 2: Press your chosen stamp onto the pad then gently press onto the cookie. Hold it in place for a few seconds. If you prefer, you can brush the ink onto the stamp before stamping the cookie. You can also use this technique to stamp onto hardened fondant or rice paper to decorate cupcakes.
If some of the pattern has not transferred to the cookie you can hand finish the design by using edible food coloring pens.
Step 3: The stamped cookies can then be hand painted using diluted food coloring or simply left as they are!
Step 4: Your stamped cookie can then be embellished with piped details.