Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I tried something new...

I have been thinking about what I am going to do for D's lunch as far as an Easter theme goes.  I was looking around at what I have and I came across 2 unused rubber stamps.  I'm sure I got them at Michael's or Jo-ann's.  I wondered if colored them with my food safe markers would they work well for stamping on food.  I tried american cheese and a flour tortilla.  The answer is yes and no.  I found that I had to dip the marker tips in water, put the cover back on and let them "rest" tip down in a cup for a few minutes in order for them to be wet enough to remain wet on the stamp while I colored the whole thing.  I also learned that they work much better on cheese than they did on the tortilla.  However on the tortilla when I used a darker color as the outline I was able to trace over it and color it in on the tortilla.  I do not have the best food markers.  The ones I have are Wilton brand and they do not work well on soft surfaces.

I think it worked great on the cheese!
I also found that the more detailed it was the more difficult it was to get a good print.
The tortilla proved to be more difficult.


  1. You can also color the stamp then hold it over some steam to re-moisten the ink. :)
    Or just add food coloring to water and paint it on. You can keep a 7-day pill box in the fridge with water pre-mixed, and I keep a plastic-bristle brush in my supplies to use on food stuff

  2. OMG! You're a genius! Thanks for the great tips!