Let's talk words, shall we?
I think cookie people fall into one of two categories.
You either love piping words, or you HATE it.
(I love it.)
And we've all had the thought....
"AAAHHHH! I really need a Kopykake!!!"
Yes, a Kopykake helps, not gonna lie.
I've found that it's great for spacing, placement and consistency...
but you still have to hold the dang piping bag and do the work.
Here's how I go about deciding which fonts and tips to use, and practicing
BEFORE I mess up a whole bunch of cookies!
I type the different phrases I need in different sizes and fonts.
Usually....I'll print the page and pipe directly onto the paper.
This particular day my printer was having a temper tantrum and wouldn't print.
So I emailed the document to myself and opened it up on the ipad
and piped onto a sheet of paper.
Here we go!!!
I started with a number 2 tip and piping consistency icing.
OOPS! Icing too thick!
See the broken exclamation mark up there?
(you can see it in the O's too, they are a bit flat where I had to push the icing down)
Okay, remixed with a touch more water.
See how the icing in the second line site up a bit higher?
Switched to a number 1 tip...not bad!
Piped the letters a little smaller...better!
This font is Bosshole.
I like it for kids cookies.
Let's try a couple more.
Bradley Hand is another favorite.
But...not all letters work well in all fonts.
Love the R's and k's.
Not crazy about the G.
G's are not easy.
G's are hard.
Just keepin' it real.
This is one of those fonts that seem like a good idea but aren't.
Super cute on paper, messy in icing.
All these phrases went on cookies for my son's 5th grade classmates.
They had just finished up some big projects and deserved a treat!!
Hope this inspires you to try some lettering!!!
Thanks for stopping by,