Category Archives: Cookie Tools

3-D Printed Cookie Cutters

I’m sorry, but I enjoy technology, and although I do not consider myself an expert, I am not intimidated to tackle it either. Thus, when my daughter and I started designing cookie sets to sell as a means to raise funds for charity, … Continue reading

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Optex Portable Photo and Lighting Studio Review

Optex Portable Photo Studio and Lighting KitI purchased an Optex Portable Photo Studio & Lighting Kit at a Henry’s Camera outlet in Nova Scotia, Canada, for $129.00 CND + tax (February 2015), for the purpose of improving my cookie photography. We are having a “real” winter in Nova Scotia this year, with one snow storm after another, and continuously cloudy days. As well, much of my cookie activity tends to occur in the evening, and my lovely house does not have the greatest of lighting. Given all the time I spend on these cookies, I want my picture “memories” to look their best. Continue reading

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Excalibur Dehydrator 3926 TCDB Customer Review

I am a Royal Icing decorated cookie hobbyist (insert fanatic here, according to my family) and I purchased an Excalibur dehydrator in August of 2015, to solve some recurring issues with cookie production.  I was running into problems with occasional bleeding of dark icing colours,  occasional … Continue reading

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Adding a “Watermark” with Power Point

If you have access to Microsoft Power Point, you can add a watermark to your cookie pictures, before posting online. I found a Microsoft support document  which contains a description of the process, and it only took a few minutes … Continue reading

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Warning if you use a dark edible ink food marker…

AmeriColor Burgundy on left, custom blend on rightOnce again, it was time to make another set of “Thank You Coach” cookies for my son’s school soccer coaches. My first conundrum was to create burgundy/maroon icing to match the team jerseys. I used AmeriColor Burgundy, but the icing only looked dusty rose. I then added a bit of Wilton No-Taste Red, Wilton Violet and Wilton Black. It actually turned out quite well. In this picture the AmeriColor Burgundy is on the left, and the custom blend on right.

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Stick Figure Cookie and Camera Lucida App

Stick figure cookie

There have been a few babies born in my neighborhood so far this year, and there are two more arriving soon. When I was planning a “Congratulations” cookie set for one family this spring, I came across an inspiration stick person cookie on Pinterest made by Flour Box Bakery. I thought it was adorable, and wanted to use the idea. I do not own a Kopy Kake, although I was toying with the idea of investing in one to “advance” my hobby skills. However, with tax and shipping, it would be over $300.00 CDN. Hmmmm…. Then I read about an iPad app called Camera Lucida, which only cost $4.99! The app was originally designed for artists, but is also used by cookiers Continue reading

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