Today I wanted to share some Memorial Day cookies, as well as a little cookie trick for making cookie stencils. For those of you that don’t happen to own a KopyKake (even though you want to so badly! Ahem, ahem), transferring images can be kind of a pain. Sure, it’s not always necessary to transfer a design, and sometimes it’s definitely ok for the designs to come out slightly different (something that’s really probably only noticeable to us, the people making them). But other times, consistency becomes important, or you need that extra bit of help to get everything juuuuuust right. For more complicated designs, I’ve previously talked about this method for transferring images. But what about simple designs? Isn’t there a quicker way? I’m so glad you asked because there is! And you don’t even need a bunch of fancy equipment to do it!
What you’ll need:
Cookies iced with royal icing
A black food marker
A design of your choice
This technique is suuuuuper easy, but is really best suited for something that you only need an outline for. If you want something that allows you to get some detail in it, try out this method. To start, you’ll want some cookies that have been iced with royal icing. I made raspberry lemonade cookies, and used about half a batch of royal icing to ice 12 of them. You’ll also need a design. Since Memorial Day was coming up, I decided to make some cookies to honor the occasion. Although we have been fortunate enough in my family to have never buried a loved one who served, we did lose someone who went missing in action. It seemed only fitting to honor him today, as well as all the others who have gone missing during their service.
As you can see, the simple design I chose for these cookies was the MIA/POW logo. I printed out my logo to fit my cookies (in this case, I printed out the entire logo as a 3.5″ x 5″ image) and cut out the head portion of the logo. Using my black edible marker, I then traced around the outside of the head, and colored it in. For your own design, you’ll want to cut out the bulky pieces and use them as stencils for tracing around.
Let your edible ink (or you can “paint” with diluted food coloring and a brush) dry completely before packaging! For anyone wondering about the word cookies, I simply wrote everything by hand with the same edible marker (Rainbow Dust’s double tipped pen in Jet Black).