I am very new to cookie decorating and I love it. But, I am so confused by the phrase, "if you have a Kopykake, just copy onto your cookie; then it will give you a template to download and use it with royal icing." I am just finding it hard to understand how to use the template. Is it just a photo printed out on a regular printer some with intricate detail? I thought about purchasing the Kopykake, so I could have a template on my cookies. I am so new to cookie decorating. I need to purchase a lot of other tools before that major a purchase, as they are quite expensive. If anyone could help, I would so much appreciate it. Thank you.
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Thank you Julia, I watch all your videos and purchased all the lessons that are no longer in circulation from Amazon love them all. Really learning alot. But, I do see these photos online of the cutest things that could go on a cookie. And not being a freehand artist I am not sure how to get the designs on cookies. Even from some generous cookie decorators that give you the template I am so lost as to how to get that template on the cookie.
That’s the reason I bought a kopykake and later a pico. I just bought the pico WiFi. I’d say focus on learning new techniques that don’t make life easier wth a pico. Wait until you know you have to have a pico.
Dolce Sentire has a great tutorial detailing a method for transferring an image without using a projector:
Thank you so very much!!
Hi, Debbie! Thanks for the kind words. There are SO many ways to transfer images onto cookies. The Kopykake is nothing more than a clunky, big image projector. You stick the image (or template) you want into the window at the top and then the light inside projects the image onto any work surface, including cookies. Then you can trace over the projection with icing. But, as others above have noted, there are ways to transfer images without any major equipment investment, and there are smaller, more flexible pico projectors that many are now using instead of the Kopykake. Best of luck, and happy decorating.