Over the past few months, she’s been offering online live classes! (Highly recommend signing up for one!) I recently took one on cookie lettering. I was especially curious about this since I don’t have a projector of any sort…and don’t plan on getting one, but I do love beautifully lettered cookies.
In the lettering class, Megan shared a method for lettering if you don’t have access to a projector. It involves tissue paper and a food coloring pen. I guess this method has been around a while, but guys, it was new to me, so I thought it might be new to you, too.
First, decide on the cookie cutter you’ll use and what you’ll be lettering. Next, decide on the fonts you want – you may want to peruse some free font websites.
Format the lettering to fit inside the cookie cutter. (View at 100%.) Print out and adjust as needed. Because I wanted the “one” and “cookie” at little closer to the “smart,” I adjusted in the next step. This was as close as I could get it in Word.
Cut out a piece of tissue paper a little bigger than the cookie cutter. Place the tissue over your printout and trace over the outline of the letters. If some of the letters have large spaces, just trace the outline, don’t color in.
You’ll be left with a light stencil of the lettering.
For letters that need to be filled in, fill with a 15-20 second flood icing.
A fan helps for drying without divots.
I need more practice, but I’m SO excited to start using this technique more on my cookies. (Even though, I sense a font obsession beginning to emerge.) Have your tried tissue paper lettering?