What projector for cookies should you use? There's no cut-and-dry answer. Everyone has their own opinion. I can only tell you what I have used for 4 years and have been delighted with.
I use the PICO projector for decorating sugar cookies.
Here is a picture of my set up...
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I had used the mount stand, as shown in my photo above since I bought my Pico. However, I switched to a gooseneck mount. It's made my life so much easier.
The mount stand takes up table space and is awkward to move around. The gooseneck just stays where I have it, hovering over my workstation. You can bend and twist it in any way you choose. Just know that it is stiff.
Here is a video on how to set up your pico. Anita is so good at explaining it. It's not difficult at all, it's just that when something is new to you, you sometimes like to be shown.
*Note, in the video she says it's for Apple products, but it's not just Apple. I have used it with a Toshiba laptop and an HP laptop. Both work great with the PICO projector for cookies.
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For me, the pros far out-weigh the cons.
Be creative and think outside the box! With a projector, you can even make royal icing transfers without using transfer sheets. Make sure to grab your 2-page download of Royal Icing Tips. This will ensure nothing goes wrong when using royal icing or glaze.
This is so simple. Once the projector is mounted, charged, and hooked to your phone, tablet, or laptop, just hold the on/off button down until the light turns green.
Go through and find the media device you are using with the arrows on the top of the PICO. With my computer, I only had to do this the first time.
Once your delicious sugar cookie (these two links will open in a new window for you so you don't lose your place: the best cookie recipe here) is iced with that mouth-watering royal icing, (superior royal icing recipe here, or if you need to use a glaze recipe, it's here) line it up under the projector.
The video above goes through this.
I usually use a #1S to #1 round/writing tip for thin letters and outlining real thick letters with consistency being between 10 and 12 seconds.
Not sure what 10 and 12-second consistency means? Refer to the page Royal Icing Flooding for understanding how thick or thin your royal icing should be.
I'll be uploading a video tutorial as soon as possible. Who doesn't love cookie videos?!
In the meantime, here are examples of some of my cookies where I've used the PICO coupled with the other game-changer, my airbrush system (very inexpensive PLUS you get 3, not 1, and much more included).
There's no end to sugar cookie decorating ideas!
Having equipment, like this projector for cookies, will enhance your sugar cookie business. It will enable you to charge more while at the same time showing professionalism. It will totally up your game.
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You now know about the PICO as one of the choices as a projector for cookies.
Next to learn about is Edible Cookie Images.
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