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Playing around with Fonts on Cookies

Posted by Anne Yorks on Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The past few months, I have been seeing a lot of amazing cookies with super cool text. I really wanted to figure how people were doing it because I wanted pretty writing too. I guess, most use their Kopykake. So I started to experiment a little bit with fonts and my Kopykake.

   

   

   

All of the above cookies were fun to make. This is what I learned bit about fonts. 

First, getting the font just right is critical if the cookie is a logo or something very specific; like the Centre Church cookie, Seven Mountains Wine & Cellars cookie, and The Journey cookie.

I also like using a specific font to match a party theme, like the Daisha cookie that went with a Little Red Riding Hood collection. I used the same font that was on the invitations and paper goods.

The Kopykake is clutch when making sure the words will fit on the cookie. I always think of that 'plan ahead' example where everything fits on one line except the 'd' in the word ahead. I'm not the greatest at spacial relations (I hit a parked car once)...so I really need all the help I can get. 

Plus, sometimes (actually all the time) they just look prettier than my regular icing handwriting. Maybe I could have done that Happy Birthday cookie once...but to do it over and over for an order would probably kill me.

So then I decided I really wanted to try experimenting with a trickier font. So I found this one on www.1001freefonts.com.

It's called D_Old_Modern. I really liked the detail on the letters. I used a #1 and #2 Wilton tip to create the letters and flooded the thicker parts of the letters. 

Then I thought it would be fun to match a font type to a certain concept.

So I dreamed up this cookie to go with the set...

I could not have done this cookie without the Kopykake. Again, I used a #1 tip, but probably could have used a #0 if I had it.



I used a chunky block letter on the sewing cookie and added the stitching with a food marker. The letters were outlined with a #1 tip and then flooded. P.S. the zipper on this cookie was fun to make. 



I wanted to do a glitzier cookie. So I picked an easier font, but added pink disco dust to the letters with a paint brush. I blew on the cookies to get extras off and then I had glitter on my face for the rest of the day. Gotta love disco dust. 



Here are all four of my font cookies together. It's amazing what a big difference the font makes for a cookie design.  


Have a sweet day,

Anne

32 comments

  • Shawn Olson

    Nov 23, 2011

    I really admire all your work including the fonts.You are truly gifted and creative.Thank you soooo muchfor sharing and inspiring others.

  • vicki

    Nov 23, 2011

    I have deplorable handwriting and going to font sites and typing in the font and experimenting is so much fun!! It also sets your cookies apart when you are able to personalize them. I LOVE the 4 cookies above…adorable!

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