On Pinshape, you may have noticed some brightly colored and well displayed home cooking accessories. OogiMe is probably behind those designs! We invited them to do a guest post for us to reveal what goes on behind their planning process, as well as how you can replicate the tasty looking treats that are featured in their design listings!
OogiMe specializes in 3D ready-to-print culinary models. We feature a wide range of cookie cutters that are specially designed and tested from start to finish, starting with layout planning to actual results and baking of the cookies. OogiMe models receive the OogiMe certification approval stamp, certifying that the model used has successfully passed the quality control test ensuring that you’ll get perfect results!
How do we do this? In this blog post, we will reveal the thought-process behind our designs, and provide you with helpful tips and suggestions that can make using 3D printed cookie cutters (especially ones from OogiMe!) easier!
Planning the designs
Recently, one of our team members returned from a trip to Hawaii, where she was inspired by the colorful pineapples, sunrays, sea waves, and the overall aloha spirit of the island. We began to think about an exclusive collection, which we are now sharing with the Pinshape community.
Like every idea, we began with an inspiration board. Our board included desired shapes of the 3D models, and ideas of how our dining table would look like. This includes the accompanying beverages, napkin colors and other accessories. Then we sketched the models and start the designing process.
-The cookie should be medium in size. Having too large a cookie is unappealing, and too small a cookie will lose the embedded detail.
– The inner surface area allows you to play with the dimensions of the cookie. Be sure to think about which parts of the cookie you want to emphasize with detail and take that into account when sizing.
When you find a cookie cutter you like, just click print! Unless stated otherwise, our models do not require support or any type of rafts. We specialize in models that are optimized for printing on most 3D home printers. Models are usually printed with a standard resolution of 0.35-0.3 mm thickness, but if you have time you can always reduce the thickness of the layer to get an even higher quality cutter.
Below is a simple recipe for dough which we often use and recommend you try too!
4 cups (500 g) all purpose flour + flour for the work surface
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
200 g butter, at room temperature
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt, then set the bowl aside.
- Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter and sugar at a medium-high speed, blend until fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix.
- Gradually add the flour mixture that was set aside and mix on low speed. Stir until the mixture becomes smooth.
- Wrap the dough in saran wrap, and place it in the refrigerator to cool overnight.
- The next day, preheat the oven to 160-170 (C) degrees.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and wait 5-10 minutes, until it softens.
- Roll out the dough to ~0.6 cm in thickness on a sheet of floured baking paper.
- Cut cookies using your 3D printed OogiMe cookie cutters (tip: dip the cutter in flour to avoid sticking).
- With the left over dough, knead into a ball, roll out and use it again. If dough is too soft, place back into the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
- Place the cookies into the oven, and turn the pan around once in the middle of baking.
- Bake until lightly golden on the edges. Baking time will range from 10-18 minutes, depending on the size of cookies.
- Let cookies cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to completely cool before adding filling or decoration.
- Try to use PLA only, it’s safer with food! Plus, be aware of other considerations such as the dangers of a brass nozzle.
- Wash the cutters before and after by hand
- Do not put in dishwashers
- If the embedded model doesn’t come out clear, try thickening the dough
- Dip the cookie cutter into flour before each usage (literally dip it) and then shake it out to remove flour that was stocked on the inside edges. This stage is extremely important because it will prevent the dough from sticking to the cutter. The dough should be cold. This will ensure that bits of dough will not stick to your cutter when you remove it.
- You should cut the cookies on top of wax paper.
The OogiMe models that have the OogiMe’s Certified Stamp ensures the following:
- Standard printing
- Min Filament consumed
- Reasonable print time ~ 1 hour
- Stable product
- Easy to use
- Satisfaction guaranteed
- Optimized to scale
We hope you enjoy the designs we share! Click here to check out OogiMe’s Pinshape exclusive Summer Collection!