Sometimes (read as ‘once in a blue moon’) I come across a new technique for cookie decorating. Sometimes the technique and I don’t see eye to eye. Other times the technique and I seem to be made for each other.
This is just one of the best of those times.
In my last post I showed you my lipstick on the collar cookie.
Pardon me for patting myself on the back, but this cookie has me so entertained, I can’t stand me. It’s fun, it’s easy and the it tells the story better than a piped on lipstick print could do. Piped royal just can’t get all those wonderful lines that the stamp has on it…just like a real lipstick stain.
After reading this, you’ll be putting lipstick prints on everything!
First, buy yourself a lipstick print stamp.
Now, here’s what you’ll need to get started.
- Food color gel, color of your choice
- Rubber stamp that is either food safe or a brand new one that you will only use with food color.
- Paper towel (You might need a few pieces)
- Flooded cookie
- Parchment paper (not pictured)
First, squeeze a little gel onto the paper towel.
Next, dip the stamp into the gel. Make sure the entire surface of the stamp is covered. Then, just like a freshly slicked mouth, blot.
See how the blot doesn’t look like the lipstick print? Keep calm. It only looks that way because my paper towel is quilted and uneven. I will not confess how many tries it took me to figure that out.
Now you’re ready to test on parchment.
Oooo….looks like a lipstick print to me! Grab the cookie and stamp. Remember that when you press the stamp down on the cookie, press firmly over the entire stamp, not just in the middle. Press left, right, up & down to make sure the whole print gets on the cookie.
Okay? Remove the stamp and be prepared to wow yourself.
OH YES! YES YES YES!! A big, fat juicy lipstick print!
Keep stamping now and you’ll see the different tones and imprints you get…just like what happens in real life when lipstick finds its way onto a collar. In the parking lot of a big box store in broad daylight in the middle of the week….oh wait, that was my last post.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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