Create Amazing Treats with Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ Food-Safe Tools

January 9th, 2012 by Laura Hartnett

Have you seen the latest Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ products? These items have been designed to allow decorators to utilize scrapbooking techniques in an edible, food-safe format. You may ask yourself – why do I need special stamps and tools when I already have paper crafting supplies at home? Can I use the Wilton icing colors I already have in my kitchen? Here’s a look into the ideation and science behind our latest products…

Stamps

Animals Cake Stamp Set So you may be looking at your vast collection of traditional paper stamps and thinking that you could use them for treat decorating. Proceed with caution – your stamps may not be made of a food-safe material and likely have inedible paper ink embedded into the design.

Wilton stamps have been created with food-safe foam, so you can share a fully edible treat with your family and friends without worry. Simply wash and dry the stamps before first use and after each use, making sure the stamps are completely dry before storing.

Color

Dab-N-Color™ Edible ColorAs a Wilton consumer, it is likely that you use our colors on a regular basis. Wilton’s new line of colors, Dab-N-Color™ Edible Color, has been formulated with ingredients similar to those found in our current colors, but have the perfect consistency to work with our stamps to create crisp designs on fondant and Sugar Sheets!™ edible decorating paper, without dripping. They are quick drying, give opaque coverage and are offered in 9 shades plus white for endless decorating colors (white is perfect for creating different shades)! For great results, brush Dab-N-Color™ Edible Color on a Wilton stamp, and press using firm, even pressure.

Adhesive

Dab-N-Hold™ Edible Adhesive is very different than traditional paper glue – ours is made with food! We use food ingredients that, in combination, have adhesive qualities perfect for use with Sugar Sheets! edible decorating paper. To use, dab a small amount of Dab-N-Hold™ on the back of your decorated Sugar Sheet!™, brush to spread if necessary, and place. The viscosity of the product is perfect to attach Sugar Sheets!™ to crusted buttercream or fondant or to create beautiful layered decorations.

Scissors

Decorative Scissors Traditional paper crafting scissors are manufactured using a variety of different metals – some of which are food-safe or coated with a food-safe material. For those that are coated, often the coating will chip with wear, exposing unsafe metal which may come into contact with food.

Our scissor blades are made with food-safe 100% solid stainless steel. We also wanted to ensure easy cleaning of our scissors, especially to remove sugar and icings that stick and collect in hard to reach areas. Our scissors can be completely disassembled for easy, thorough cleaning.

Punches & Mini Punches

Mini Punch The metal used in paper punches is often coated with metal that can wear away, just like the coatings used in scissors mentioned above.

For our Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ punches, we utilized the same cutting function of paper punches (thanks to the design team at EK Success) and made it food-safe. And of course, we designed them so they also can be completely disassembled for cleaning.

I hope you’re inspired by the amazing creations our decorators have designed using these new products and that you enjoy a new way to express your creativity through decorating. Have fun – and be sure to use food-safe products.

Please visit the Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ section of our website to find links to videos, project ideas and decorating techniques.

We’re excited about the latest additions to the Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ line and invite you to a live Web Chat on Thursday, January 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. CST. Wilton decorating and product experts will answer your questions about our Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ tools and Sugar Sheets!, including our new stamp sets and new Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ publication. Please submit your questions now, or join us live on January 12. I hope to see you there!

Win a Punch. Cut. Decorate™ Package!

Enter to win one of three Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ Decorating Kit prize packages containing many of our newly-released tools, Sugar Sheets!™ edible decorating paper, cutters and Punch. Cut. Decorate!™ publication. Contest ends January 15. Good luck!

Laura Hartnett Laura is a Food Scientist and Director of Product Development of the food team at Wilton. She was brought on board to create all new products that allow our decorating community to express their sweet creativity and to ensure Wilton's food products continuously reflect the superior taste and functionality our consumers expect. Before joining the Wilton team, Laura was the Director of Technical Solutions for a dairy ingredient company. When she's not mixing up new formulas to create decorating magic, Laura enjoys entertaining and spending time with friends and family.

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  1. Mary Irish says:

    Great to use with Color-Flow! Put the stamps behind waxed paper & fill them in.

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