Thursday, 21 November 2013

Tissue Paper Technique

When you don't own a Kopykake projector, and you need to transfer an image on a cookie before you can pipe, then you can use the tissue paper technique I learnt from Sweetambs

I need Barney, BJ and Baby Bop for a 2 year old girl's birthday.
Here's a link to my party planner's FB page Jumps And Jiggles.  

Firstly, you need to trace the image from somewhere.
This is the only Barney book from my daughter's collection of books.
Lucky me! My investment in books for my daughter is paying off for me now.

What you will need...anti-clockwise from top; a cookie, an edible marker, 
a traced out image and a tissue paper.
In this picture, I have traced out the image in the tissue.

Here's Baby Bop for a clearer look at the steps (left to right):
1) traced out image on a tracing paper
2) traced out image on a tissue paper
3) traced out image on a cookie

another way of putting it:

from book to tracing paper
from tracing paper to tissue paper
from tissue paper to cookie

Such a long process, even for a simple shape like Barney's head,
is it possible that one can draw Barney freehand?
Unless the person is the original artist for Barney I guess.
Copying is hard work!

You can get mirror images just by turning the tissue around when you transfer the image onto a cookie.

Then you ice them.

I love you,
You love me,
We are happy family...