This is NOT food safe. You can NOT use a wood mounted stamp on food. It can NEVER be properly cleaned and harbors bacteria! Commercial rubber stamps are not made of food grade rubber. I'm amazed Cake Central would be so irresponsible!
I disagree. I don't think it is any less safe than using wooden spoons or a rubber spatula. Wood is a natural germ fighter. I for one love this idea and will be trying it soon.
I disagree as well. I have rubber stamped for years on cookies using dedicated stamps on wood. I don't mash the whole stamp into the cookie thus getting the wood to into the icing but instead I just touch the stamp to the fondant as I do on paper for cards. I wash the rubber stamp with soap and water just as I do dishes and if I wanted to be a fanatic I can rub the stamp in vodka for the alcohol degerm affect.
I have never tried it before on royal icing but this has convinced me to try it.
Thanks Cake Central for posting this.
Great Tutorial, Leanne. You explain every step and it's a sweet design. Lovely. There are a few silicone cookie stamps that you could use if your concerned about rubber. However I have used rubber spatulas for many decades in my baking. The food safe ink comes in between the rubber and the cookie any-old-how. I scrub my stamps with a soft toothbrush.
Look forward to more creative tutorials. Best Wishes, mb.
Hi, This tutorial is actually by Marlyn (Montrealconfections) she has so many amazing cookie decorating videos.
Glad you enjoyed it!
Hi sweetstampen, thank you for sharing your concerns. Of course everyone watching any tutorial would have to use their personal judgement when choosing tools and methods. I am glad to see by your website (www.sweetstampen.com) that you have a line of food-safe stamps, since the technique is so awesome!
Thanks again for sharing.
Thanks everyone, I tested the clear silicone stamps and it doesn't work the ink doesn't adhere to the surface of the design. They silicone stamps work well to make an impression in fondant should you want to do that and then paint it.
Awesome work! Thank you for sharing.
awesome! thanks for sharing.
Hi. I am new to baking and cake decorating. A complete novice!! :-) but I love it. And this tutorial is awesome. I am definitely going to try this. Thank you Leanne for sharing with us and thank you to CakeCentral too. Warm regards from Pretoria SA. Yolinda
Lovely tutorial as always!
Great tutorial Marlyn, Thank you! I have been pondering about trying decorating cookies -this has definitely given me the inspiration to try! Off to watch your other tutorials now :0) Thanks again x
Thanks for voicing your concern, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on wood rolling pins?
This is a wonderful technique. I do have a question about the amount of pressure applied to stamp and NOT disturb the icing. Are the cookies frozen? Thanks!
Hi, the icing is not frozen, royal icing dries pretty hard you should have a few extras just to get the pressure right but I didn't have any squish. Thanks for watching, Marlyn
I agree with you about the wooden rubber stamps and the attached rubber. These are not food safe and cannot be sanitized. In addition, the wood itself may be chemically treated.
Wooden rolling pins, etc. are food safe and all parts are food safe, as well. There are three requirements for food safe materials: the first being that the materials must be commercial grade and the second requirement is that all parts can be sanitized. The last requirement is that all food related materials must be dedicated to food production-only. Cross-contamination can happen in the slightest amounts. For example, one cannot use any printer to print on edible paper for cakes. The printer and ink needs to be dedicated for edible uses only.
A better option would be to find food grade rubber or silicone and use an acrylic block to stamp the cookies. Good luck!