I thought that showing you how I use my Kopykake to write on cookies would be a great first tutorial. I realize that a Kopykake is not a tool that everyone is going to have but for those considering buying one this may help in your decision. I'm no expert on the Kopykake. I'm simply showing you what I like to do. Here we go. I did a picture tutorial as well as a video tutorial.
I like to outline my words first with a food color pen (in this case I used and AmeriColor Gourmet Writer but I prefer to use Wilton's fine tip food color writers). I like this method best since I cannot pipe directly onto the cookie, when using my Kopykake, because my hand shakes too much and my hand is always getting in the way of where I need to pipe.
This is what the cookie will look like. This method allows you to have more control of your piping since the words are not going anywhere and you don't have to worry about them being covered up by your hand.
I use this technique anytime I'm using my Kopykake. For example, in the Mickey Cookies above I first outlined Mickey on my cookie with a yellow food color marker and then went back over him in black. So what if you don't have a Kopykake? No problem. Use this same technique to write on the cookie in your own handwriting and then simply go over it with your piping icing.
Are you ready to see this technique in action?
A few notes:
I failed to show this in the video but you can use a toothpick or boo-boo stick to get rid of any peaks or imperfections.
In the video I said I normally use the finer tip pens but I should have said that I normally use the extra fine tip writers. The thinner line is easier to cover with icing. I like Wilton's.
My cookie idol Callye of The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle is the queen of cookie inventions and she has amazing tutorials for non-Kopykakers (I made up a word). She has a great video here.
My friend Cristin from Cristin's Cookies has a great video tutorial on the Kopykake. You can see it here.
Also, the amazing Marian of Sweetopia has a great post about the Kopykake as well as great tutorials. You can read her post here and view a video here.
I purchased my Kopykake here.
You can purchase AmeriColor Gourmet Writer's here.
I hope you liked my first tutorial. I plan on doing more tutorials soon. If you have a request for something you would like to see please let me know.