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Projector for Cookies

Projector for cookies? This video shows how I created trolley cookies using the Pico projector. Below, I'll delve into the pros and cons.

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, like this set:

The projector for cookies I use is the PICO projector. This plaque cookie was created using the PICO. It is quite easy to set up and use.

The PICO projector:

Image of PICO projector boxThe PICO comes well-packaged in a sturdy box.
Image of the side of the PICO box showing the ports it takes.Image showing the ports the PICO has.
Image showing the compatible media devices for the PICOImage showing the compatible media devices for the PICO.

Here is a picture of my set up...

This shows how the PICO projector can be set up.This is what the stand and Pico look like.

These trolley car cookies were made by using my Pico projector.

Trolley cookies were made using a projector for cookies. I used the Pico projector to draw the lines before decorating.

About the PICO projector for cookies

I bought mine through Amazon.

By the way...

I am proud to offer you affiliate links. Why? Because when you see one, that means I stand behind that product. I bought it, I love it, and I use it regularly in my own sugar cookie business. 

By this, you can be assured there will not be any spammy material/products on this site. 

Update #1

Since I bought mine years ago through Amazon, they have finally updated the PICO. It's sooo much better as it is now WIRELESS!!! Yippee. No more cords. Not only that, it has stayed the same price. Can't beat that! Here it is...

AAXA LED Pico+ Mini Projector with 2 Hour Battery, Wireless Mirroring, Mini-HDMI, Onboard Media Player & Speakers, 3.5mm Aux Out, Micro SD/USB Readers, Pocket Size Portable Movie Projector
9.5/10 WeCookier's Golden Cookie Award
  • Ultra Bright 30 Lumens, High Definition 720p HD (1280x720) Native Resolution (1080p Supported), Vibrant Color Technology with 20,000 hour LEDs
  • Ultra-portable with 2 Hour Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery that can be charged via supplied USB to USBC charging cable.
  • Direct Wireless Screen Mirroring compatible with Android and iOS devices. NOTE: DMCA content cannot be mirrored such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other copyright streaming content
  • Built-in Speakers, 16:9 compatible, mini-HDMI , 3.5mm Aux Audio Out, Composite A/V connections, and Micro SD, USB readers for Media Playback (Accepts sizes up to 32GB)
  • For Personal Media Sharing with friends and family, USB Plug 'n Play instant set up; Apple Mac and PC Compatible. mini-HDMI to HDMI cable is included as an accessory.
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Update #2

I always used the mount stand, as shown in my photo above. I since saw the gooseneck one and wanted to try it for my YouTube videos.

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.

Which do I prefer? Actually, either for their respective attributes.

I have included both here so you can read about them and take your pick. Either works great for a cell phone too if you do any video work with your sugar cookies.

Table Mount:

Image of table mount for Pico projector for cookies or cell phone
Photo Copy Pico Projector Stand Overhead Phone Mount Adjustable Tabletop Teaching Online Stand for Live Streaming Baking Crafting Demo Online Video and Draw Recording
9.5/10 WeCookier's Golden Cookie Award!
  • Teaching Online Stand: Avoid shooting shaking and screen blurred. Ideal for Live Streaming and flat or vertical shooting for cooking and drawing.
  • Wide Compatibility: Equipped with 1/4" Screw and phone clamp, fit for webcam,pico projectors, miniature cameras and cellphone.(Max W: about 0.7lb with smallest angle)
  • Adjustable Height and Angle: Height from 8" to 16". Angle from 30 degree to 90 degree. Use the screw to tighten the ball bearing to the want angle.
  • Sturdy and Stable: Cast steel base and aluminum alloy rod make the stand sturdy and reliable. Anti-Slip by skids under the base.
  • Easy to install: Just assemble the parts and get the complete product simply. Please refer to the 6th photo for installation steps.
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Gooseneck Mount:

Gooseneck mount for a pocket projector for cookies or a cell phone
SAIJI Gooseneck Bed Phone Holder, Flexible Long Arm Phone Mount for Desk, Clip Bracket Clamp Stand for 4.0-6.5'' Mobile Cell Phone Stand Document Camera Nintendo Switch (Black)
9.5/10 WeCookier's Golden Cookie Award!
  • Want To Adjust The Distance Of The Phone Holder?--This stand features a 33.46" (85 cm) flexible telescopic arm that rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to loosen your hands, reduce neck fatigue and easily position your phone at the desired distance. Ideal Valentine's gifts choose
  • Is It Suitable For Your Mobile Phone?--Compatible with cell phones screen from 4.0 to 6.3 inches. The height of the fixed section can be adjusted from 0 to 2.75 inch(7cm).
  • Is The Arm Easy To Fracture?--Our cell phone holder arm is made of 8.5mm Aluminum Alloy, it is hard to fracture, please rest assured to buy; Any questions about this phone holder, please contact us immediately, we will give you the most satisfactory solutions.
  • This Phone Clip Damage The Furniture?--Our handy phone holder for recording can be used at a small table, your bed frame or even a desk! Designed with an anti-slip silicone base, the holder will not cause damage to your furniture.
  • 24 Hours Customer Service - Any question about SAIJI cell phone stand, please contact us via E-mail first time. We have a replacement with 12 months and professional customer service support.
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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.

Pros and Cons: PICO Projector for Cookies

Pros:

  • display lighting is quite good
  • small, about the size of a cell phone (thicker)
  • projects very clear detail
  • life is 15,000 hours
  • rechargeable battery
  • mini digital video port, usb, sd and tf ports
  • built-in speaker
  • can go up to a huge projection on a wall and still be clear
Image showing the clarity of projection from the PICO onto the tabletopThis is the projection on the table top in the daytime. No light was on and it was quite light in the room. This image also shows the detail.

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Cons:

  • need to purchase a mini HDMI cord separately (inexpensive though)
  • speaker isn't great, tinny sounding (there is a headphone area and an AV port though)
  • a bit pricey (as any projector is)

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.

Show me how to use the PICO projector for cookies!

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!

AAXA Technologies KP-101-01 AAXA LED Pico Micro Video Projector - Pocket Size Portable Mobile Mini Projector with mini-HDMI, built-in Media Player & Speakers, 3.5mm Aux Out, Micro SD/USB readers and 80 Min Lithium-Ion Battery
9.5/10 WeCookier's Golden Cookie Award!
  • Ultra Bright 25 Lumens, High Definition 720p (1280x720) Native Resolution (Max 1080p), Vibrant Color Technology with 15,000 hour LEDs
  • Ultra-portable with 80 Minute Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery that can be charged via supplied micro USB cable.
  • Built-in Speakers, 16:9 compatible, mini-HDMI, 3.5mm Aux Audio Out, Composite A/V connections, and Micro SD, USB readers for Media Playback (Accepts sizes up to 16GB)
  • For Personal Media Sharing with friends and family, USB Plug 'n Play instant set up; Apple Mac and PC Compatible
  • Up to 60 inch image (in low-light condition)
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Now back to using a projector for cookies...

A round cookie with '40' written on it using a PICO projector for cookies
'A' monogram using the PICO projector for cookies
Elephant cookies piped by using the PICO projector
Izzie written with the PICO projector

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.

Top of Projector for Cookies

Do you have the perfect/best sugar cookie recipe and superior royal icing recipe? Click on these images for them and to learn more about sugar cookies.