Who says stamps are only for paper art? Some people make great scrapbooks and cards while others have excellent hands and taste in the kitchen using made to order stamps. Crafting and baking and two expertise that will create beautiful and delicious results when combined. With our growing love for food and art, cookies have also evolved from the plain chocolate chip or peanut butter to fancy yet edible displays. As professionals use rubber stamps for designing, bakers use edible ink to stamp on cookies to make them more attractive and appetizing.

 

Here are 4 tips to help you get ready before stamping on your cookies:

 

Choose Stamps with Clear Designs

clear stamp design

When you only want a single design on your cookies, it’s best to use stamps without a backing mounted to it. It creates a blind spot when you’re trying to place the design in the center of your cookie. Make sure you also choose stamp designs with strong, clear and clean lines, so it presses well and maintains on the cookies. Complicated and soft designs may not reflect well on your cookies. You can order rubber stamps online where you’ll find a variety of them to use.

 

Bake the Cookie You Want

bake the cookie

First, reduce using leavening agents in your cookies such as baking powder or baking soda or do not use them if possible. Next, your dough shouldn’t be too sticky nor too dry. It must be similar to a playdough inconsistency instead. Lastly, if you’re planning to stamp your cookies before they’re done, take about 2 tbsp of dough for every cookie. Rolling is optional, and if you want them to be perfect, you can use a cutter to soften out the edges of your dough.

 

Ink Your Stamps

Start by picking your colour ink gel of choice. For best and convenient methods of inking your stamps, use a brush to apply the ink to your stamps. This will allow you to spread the ink excellently. If you plan to create a diversity of colours, it’s also much easier to blend colours and paint different portions of the stamp with this method. Brushing is also helpful if you only wish to colour a particular part of your stamp.
You can also try other methods of inking your stamps. It can be messy, but you can create a thicker ink by mixing a couple of ingredients – gel food colouring, a little vodka and isopropyl. Then, brush the solution on the bottom of your stamps.
If you’re planning to make more than a handful of stamped cookies, you might want to consider making a pad of edible ink, so it’s faster to repaint your stamps with a brush.

 

Design Finished Cookies with Stamps

cookies with stamps

Perhaps the best cookie surface to press your stamps are on royal icing. This type of icing flattens out on your iced cookies when already set. However, some icing can be deceiving. They might look settled on the outside, but you’ll find them soft underneath. You should be careful with chocolate icing or even confectioner’s sugar glaze because they might crack or deform when you press your stamps. Make sure all your ingredients have a food safe marker.

 

With all of that set, you’re now ready to start stamping your cookies with these 3 easy steps.

Step 1.

Once you’ve already painted your stamps, roll the stamps gently on the cookie icing, making sure it’s already set and won’t crack when you stamp.

Step 2.

You can’t expect your stamps to be painted on the cookies perfectly. Instead of trying to stamp again, use your brush to colour the blank parts or draw on the cookie to complete your design.

Step 3.

Let the ink dry before you add more details so it will not ruin the design or smudge the colours. You can buy rubber stamps online to find the perfect match for your plans and achieve your desired cookie design outcome.

 

Final Thoughts

Cookie stamping is a fun way to release your artistry. You can be innovative from using self-inking stamps on paper to creating your ink for your cookies. This is an excellent recreational activity to spend your leisure and a handy skill especially in kids parties and other themed-celebrations. Be a creative stamp designer and let the colours of your art burst into your creations.

Who says stamps are only for paper art? Some people make great scrapbooks and cards while others have excellent hands and taste in the kitchen using made to order stamps. Crafting and baking and two expertise that will create beautiful and delicious results when combined. With our growing love for food and art, cookies have also evolved from the plain chocolate chip or peanut butter to fancy yet edible displays. As professionals use rubber stamps for designing, bakers use edible ink to stamp on cookies to make them more attractive and appetizing.

 

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