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Custom Food Branding Iron

How cool is this iron brand I had made to brand bread, cakes, cheesecake and other food?! I just got it today and started playing with it right away. I still need to work on technique but let me explain how you can easily brand your own food.

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First of all, I purchased it on Etsy from a seller in Hong Kong (use code 4MIRACODE to get a free handle). I got a 50mm stamp with a handle (handle is not automatically included). You can also get an electric heating tool so the branding iron doesn’t need to be heated, however, if you are not using it often it is not worth the extra money. I heated mine for 5 minutes over the stove. But you really do need the handle, it is impossible to hold and use otherwise. Since I went with the biggest size they offer, they were nice enough to include the handle for free (use coupon code 4MIRACODE for a free handle).

So, I sent over the png to the seller, they were very responsive, and once my order was placed it was a pretty quick process. It did take me 3 weeks to get it, but not because of the seller, they made it and shipped it right away. It looked like it was held up in customs for a couple weeks, which was fine, I wasn’t in a rush, just excited to use it!

It took some trial and error, but I learned the iron really needs to be hot, and I swipe it really quickly with oil so the bread will not stick to it. That happened initially while I was playing around with it, the sticking of the bread that is. I was testing with some cheap buns, I plan on getting some brioche buns for my veggie burgers. Pretty fun, right?


Use coupon code 4MIRACODE for a free handle with your purchase!

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Comments (9)

  1. Hahahahaha, that’s brilliant! Oh man, I would love one of these! I would stamp all my food, all the time. Say, I may even stamp my hubbers (JK, kinda). HA! How fun, glad you got the technique down 🙂

  2. Like these. But what are its benefits. What would I or can i use them for. I love your pictures on the blog. Was excited to see another blogger using her iPhone.

    1. I got it mainly for the food styling aspect, like how cool is this gonna look on actual burgers in posts 🙂 But, also, you can do cakes, cheesecakes, etc…other foods. Also, imagine a blog party you through, branded food? Wayyyy cool 🙂 It’s for fun, not function, and for shareable and brand-able images 🙂

  3. I adore that my aunt is embracing this do-it-yourself homesteading experience and wants to trademark her handcrafted goods. To give her products a personal touch and establish their legitimacy, she is searching for a branding iron. By the way, she’ll be curious to know how to purchase an electric heating tool so that the branding iron doesn’t need to be heated; but, if you don’t use it frequently, the additional cost isn’t justified.