What is the best edible paper and technique for my job?

Hi Everyone!

 

I designed a cookie for my niece's christening this summer.

The design is the christening dress cookie with some delicate piping accents to the dress. I want to typeset the words "God Bless Alexandra Katelyn and the date" on either a frosting sheet or wafer paper and then glue it to the cookie.

I'm thinking the words will look much cleaner doing it on the computer rather than piping it on directly to the cookie. 

 

I don't have an edible printer so I will have to find a bakery or order this on the internet.

 

I want to know which paper to use for this job? I want the paper that just melts into the icing and disappears at the edges so I won't have to border the edges with icing. This is border is not in my design layout for this cookie.

 

Also to get this melted in effect should I apply the frosting sheet or wafter paper to wet icing so it could melt in or can I apply these papers on dry icing with corn syrup?

 

Thanks for the help!

Christina

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Hi, I don't think either paper melts into the icing and completely disappears; the border is always going to be visible on either one, unless you submerge the edges of the paper in the icing (which can get messy). Also, wafer paper does not take well to wet icing AT ALL - it will curl and buckle on you - so if you are going to press the paper into the wet icing, you need to work with frosting sheets. The downside of that, in my opinion, is that the frosting sheet becomes more integral to the cookie, and frosting sheets are very thick and a bit weird texturally to eat. 

 

I have a video (Edible Papers 101) that talks about the different handling characteristics of these papers. You might want to check it out: http://cookieconnection.juliau...ip/edible-papers-101

I have used both types of sheets also and in my experience, you will NEVER be able to get the paper to disappear... the edges almost ALWAYS curl up slightly and that's why most of the times you see a piped boarder around the edge of the paper...check out Julia's link...I am sure it will be so helpful and packed full of awesome tid-bits.

Thanks for all the info.

Today I found a picture from beau-coup.com

they show a baby carriage cookie with "Rebecca's Baby Shower"

typset on the cookie. Is this a different process altogether?

Do they actually now digitally print directly on a cookie?

This was the effect i was looking for but I don't think I can do it myself.

baby carriage cookie

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