To be quite honest, I have no idea what this technique is called. I saw it on a blog I subscribe to, Sweetopia. In this post, a guest blogger had “monogrammed” her cookies by dropping these fancy letters onto an iced cookie. You can read more about it here.
Basically, you print out a few fancy fonts and trace over them onto a sheet of wax paper by piping royal icing with a small tip (#1 or #2 works best for letters with lots of swirls and details). If you want to sprinkle non pareils or sanding sugar, it’s best to use the same color as the icing. Let it dry for a few hours, peel them off and drop them onto an iced cookie (icing should still be wet).
Here, I just secured it onto fondant with some icing because I was too lazy to ice a new cookie:
After realizing this was fairly easy and entirely doable, a world of possibilities opened — i can trace almost ANYTHING and it would come out perfectly..!
I’m sad that her eyes bled, but this could have been avoided if I had just been patient and let her face dry completely before dotting her eyes. My sorority’s Formals is this upcoming weekend, 4/17 so I plan to use these hello kitty icing pieces to make cookies for the girls.
If all goes well, I’ll post pictures!