Friday, October 21, 2011

Please Eat the Wrapping Paper (cookies inspired by Paper Source)

Have you ever been to a Paper Source shop?  Oh, they are so beautiful..and fun...and inspiring.

I don't get to ours very often because it's about 45 minutes away and in a pretty dangerous part of town.  By dangerous, I mean, it's next door to Sprinkles Cupcakes and just a few steps away from Crate and Barrel. See what I mean?

Well, Paper Source has the most beautiful wrapping paper sheets.  I've used them before for photo backgrounds, like for these Homemade Oreos:


And for these Posie Cakes:

When I saw this wrapping paper, I decided to use it ON an cookie.  Well, not the wrapping paper itself, the wrapping paper printed onto a frosting sheet.  

So, that's just what I did.
  • I scanned the wrapping paper. 
  • printed it onto a frosting sheet,
  • baked the cookies (remember these?),
  • (you can see a bit of the rough edges from the trimming)
  • outlined and filled the cookies with white royal icing,
  • plopped on the cut images printed on frosting sheets, 
  • and added a few details.


That's it!  These went to school with kiddo for his teacher's birthday.  I hope he didn't tell her she was eating wrapping paper.  I guess we will find out when report cards come home. ;)

35 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love these cookies Bridget.

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  2. Cookies like this are the top most reason WHY I would like an edible image printer! GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. Wow. Amazing. These are so beautiful, I might have to invest in a printer. :)

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  4. These cookies are beautiful. You are inspiring. Do you need to have a special printer for edible paper?

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  5. These are absolutely beautiful. I have toyed back in forth with getting a sugar printer, this could push me over the edge!

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  6. just beautiful cookies. i have lots of "dangerous areas" around where i live. i understand your problem. why must they do this to us. they like to torture us for sure. so not fair. but i allow myself to look & enjoy but no buying. although if i could buy i would buy all the cool stuff, try all the good desserts, & walk around in all the greatest shoes. hey, i can dream, right?!! have a good weekend. (:

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  7. When I look at fabulous COOKIES like these made with and edible printer, I wish I had one...

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  8. Hi Bridget,

    If you are worried about the rough edge from trimming the cookie, couldn't you dip or paint the edges in a thinned royal icing, let it dry, then do the cookie like normal? As long as you kept it on the very edge and just over the top, it wouldn't look sloppy from the bottom. I'm not sure it would be worth the effort for most jobs, but maybe for something especially special like a wedding.

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  9. Thanks for the inspiring idea, I love patterns of all kinds, and I actually didn't know there was such a thing as printing on frosting...I'm now googling it! I love your choice of paper, and I think your son's teacher will be thrilled.

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  10. so gorgeous! i have never been to a paper source before. i think i need to move south.

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  11. spelling mistake on last sentence

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  12. That is such a great idea and what a beautiful result!

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  13. ...Highland Village?! LOVE paper source! thanks for the tip!!

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  14. That is a dangerous part of town. Lucky for me if I want those 2 shops near each other I have to drive an hour. Maybe more.

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  15. Those are beautiful! Cool idea!

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  16. I have a slight obsession with paper. I have stacks of pretty paper. I'm so weird like that. And boy that *is* a dangerous part of the 'hood!

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  17. I love paper source! I wish i could just own the entire store. :)
    What a wonderful way to incorporate the lively and joyful print into something edible! :)

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  18. Every time you post cookies you made with that printer, it makes me want to get one!!

    These are adorable and I bet kiddo's teacher loved them! I bet there's a fight in the teachers lounge ever year over who get's kiddo in their class! lol

    I'm also SO impressed with your writing using a #1 tip, I don't think I could EVER use that tip! lol #toomuchcoffee

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  19. These are freaking genius! Love the design.

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  20. These cookies are adorable! (As is everything you make!!)

    I've only been to the Paper Source website (which I love, love, love!) but now a Paper Source store is going to open up in just a few weeks in my city!!! (about 1/2 mile from home!!!) I was excited before, but after reading your post and all the Comments, I am excited and scared too. I'm in big, big, BIG trouble!

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  21. Great idea to scan your favourite paper patterns and use them to make beautiful cookies.
    I don't know about Kiddo's report card but if his Mom got one it would be A+++++ etc.

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  22. So pretty! Sometimes though, it's hard for me to notice the pretty paper when your beautiful cookies are in the way:) I REALLY need to make those oreos!

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  23. i just found your blog and I am in love with it! Your cookies are AMAZING!

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  24. I love edible images! They take all the work out of the cookie ;)

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  25. Bridget. why no baking powder in the Chocolate Cut-Out Cookies recipe. I need a cut-out cookie recipe that will survive mailing, but don't want a cookie that is hard--(don't cookies need leavening?)

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  26. Haha! I like your version of the 'dangerous part of town.'

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  27. all of these really are beautiful. definately feel inspired to make something like this. please do check out my new blog at http://fourteaspoons.blogspot.com/ :)

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  28. wow those are really beautiful!

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  29. These are gorgeous! Do you by any chance mean the Paper Source store in Highland Village in Houston? Because before my husband and I moved a couple of weeks ago, we lived ONE street over from there. And oh my goodness that is dangerous...and to make it worse Central Market is right there too!

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  30. I used to work at the Anthropology in the sam shopping center! Papersource is a major weakness of mine :) Thanks for the beautiful idea!

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