Now that I've acquired a cute little letter press set
(from my precious daughter-in-law & son),
I'm inclined to find a way to use it on most of my cookies.
And back-to-school cookies are the perfect recipients. :)
Note: These are tiny little letters & numbers that need to be cut apart when you receive the set.
I used a big set of clippers to snip off all excess plastic around each individual letter block.
(It was tedious and time consuming......but worth the time in the end.)
This way, the letters will sit nicely against each other in the holding bar to make words.
Also, be careful when washing them.
It is easy to wash a few down the drain!
I put a dishcloth over the drain and set all the letters on it to wash them.
Once you have the letter press set ready to go......the fun begins!
As you can see in the photo below, you can decorate your shapes as plain or as detailed as you'd like.
After decorating them, allow them to dry for approximately 3-1/2 hours (when using glaze
Then carefully press the letters (either individually or on the holding bar) into the glaze.
(First, I use the holding bar to ensure the letters are evenly aligned and spaced.....
and if any impressions were not firm enough on the first try,
I go back with the individual letters and re-press them.)
Super fun......and fairly easy. :)
Back-To-School 2014 Cookie Collection