Damask Cookies Using a Projector

It’s wedding season!

So it’s time to take our cookies from cute to classy.

Decorated sugar cookies aren’t just for kids’ parties and holidays.

They are perfect for a “wow” factor at a wedding!

I got the chance to make some damask decorated cookies for a family wedding recently.  There was another touch of damask on the table, so these went perfectly with the decor.  The plate was also set on top of one my cake stands, painted black.  It looked great!

If you are an artist, then you will have no problem making fancy flourishes on your cookies.

I however, am not an artist.  So let my reveal my secret weapon to you…the kopykake projector.

It is meant for projecting images onto cakes and cookies, or for use in your art.

It is a bit of an investment, but I took the plunge and use it all the time for my favorite hobby…cookies!  I have also made it useful around the house and painted some fun canvases with it.

If you are interested, here is the link to the kopykake website where you can see it and read more about it.

I started out by playing on my computer and printing out my favorite damask patterns.

I print them out to be a few inches wide.

After my base of white icing was dry, I place it under the projector and adjust it to be the size I want, in focus.   The projector can make it larger, or smaller.

Then I play around with placement of the flourish.  I turn the cookie to get it exactly in the right spot.

Then I use my squeezie bottle with a #2 tip on it to go right over that image.  The frosting in it is a medium consistency, about a 10-12 second frosting.  To see what I’m talking about, go here.

Then I use the best tool in sugar cookies, a toothpick, to pop any bubbles, smooth out peaks or even move the frosting around to meet the design more exactly.

And there I have a simple, black and white cookie.  I love that the damask is done on hearts, just to remind you that this wedding is about love!

I chose to to many versions in 3 different sized hearts.  I made a handful of each version until I had miles of sugar cookies. Ahhhh, such a beautiful sight!

Each plate of sugar cookies that went out had a variety of the designs, so people could pick their favorite.

I liked the damask design so much, I did it again in a more “cutesy” way for a baby shower.

So the secret is out!

A projector can be a quick shortcut to fancy flourishes for your special occasions!

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Comments

  1. I’m thoroughly impressed!!!

  2. Fabulous! Consider this pinned! :)

  3. Jessica says:

    What a great idea to use an overhead light.The cookies are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kelli Van Pinxteren says:

    Does anyone have a good recipe for cookie icing in high humidity areas? My old one doesn’t work now that I live in the south.

  5. Wow! Wickedly beautiful cookies. Too pretty to eat.
    I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Link is open until 11pm Monday.
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2011/07/wickedly-crafty-saturdays-are-back_23.html

  6. Wow!

  7. I would have never guessed!

  8. Pity there is no link to the kopykake projector…
    Great idea!

  9. I would love to talk to you about the specific equipment you used

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