Piping Without a Kopykake Projector – NYC Cookies

If you’re like me and don’t own a Kopykake projector, you can use this tissue paper method to transfer almost any design onto a cookie.
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Begin by tracing your image onto a piece of tissue paper using an edible ink marker. You can use Google images to find inspiration for your designs. Then, you can either print them out on a piece of paper or draw them yourself.
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Place the tissue paper with the image over a cookie that has been flooded with royal icing and allowed to dry completely (8-12 hours drying time). This cookie was made using my Orange Vanilla Spice recipe, which is available in my tutorial shop. It measures 3×3″.
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With the image placed over the cookie, go over it again with the edible ink marker. Use a little pressure to be sure that the image transfers onto the icing. The ink will bleed through the tissue paper, transferring your image onto the cookie.
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You’ll have a rough outline to follow, like this:
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Outline and fill in the image with a tip 1 and flood consistency royal icing.
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Then, use a scribe tool or a toothpick to evenly distribute the icing and fix the edges.
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Immediately fill in the lower section with flood consistency icing and a tip 1. I used gray for the lower section to give the impression that it is a reflection of the city skyline.
Pipe a border by outlining the edges of the cookie using the black flood consistency icing and tip 1.
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Allow the icing to dry another 6-8 hours before handling the cookie.
 
I also used this tissue paper method to make these art deco cookies.
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