Check out my post below to see the following
1) Acryclic Stamp Cookies
2) Acrylic Stamp Cookie Tutorial
3) Cupcake Toppers
4) Cuttlebug Icing Tutorial
1) Acrylic Stamp Cookies
I have been wanting to try this for AGES – so I did! I have used acrylic stamps and food coloring to create some cute critter cookie toppers!
- Knead a little cornflour into your icing paste until it loses that sticky surface feeling
- Roll the icing between 2 sheets of non-stick baking parchment.
- Lightly dust the surface of the icing with cornstarch again to remove any trace of stickiness
- Spread some gel icing onto an acrylic block (I used Chefmaster)
- Ink your stamp with the colouring – patting gently to give an even coating
- Press stamp lightly but firmly into the icing
- Repeat stamped image – leaving enough room to be able to cut out your images
- Cut out images using a cookie cutter and leave to dry for a few hours
To stick your toppers onto biscuits – just use a thick paste of icing sugar and water and leave to dry!
I have used the Kaisercraft Jungle Bug range for both the stamps and the cellobag toppers.
3) Cupcake Toppers
These were really fun to do. Once again I have used the Spellbinders to cut 2 different size circles and then I have simply placed the sticker in the middle.
- Knead cornflour into icing if it is very soft. You can do this at any stage of the process if you feel the icing is too soft/sticky.
- Dust embossing folder with cornstarch and tap very firmly to remove all the excess. This will effectively clean the folder and make it non-stick – I suggest you do it into the sink!
- Roll your icing paste between two sheets of baking paper. This gives a flat surface and is generally cleaner than using a rolling pin
- Firmly press your embossing folder into the icing. You generally want to use the “top” side – but trial and error will let you choose the finish you want. Use a rolling pin on top of the folder to ensure a good “emboss”
- Carefully remove the embossing folder. It should not stick if you have used cornflour to dust the folder
- There you go! If you cut shapes – transfer them to a piece of baking parchment to ensure they dry a little. I sped up the drying on mine by putting them in the oven with the fan on but NO HEAT
Don’t forget to also check out the main Paper Issues blog for directions to the other mini-hops AND for some awesome inspiration! Please post a comment with any questions