This closer look at Julia’s transferware-style cookies just goes to show that lavish detail can be achieved simply by choosing the right rubber stamps. These rose and bird stamps are from Red Lead Paperworks, a shop in St. Louis where Julia lives. Though their intricacy is undeniably lovely, they aren’t FDA-approved food-grade issue per se, but they are made with natural rubber, sanitized before use, and never used with anything but food coloring. For more details about rubber-stamping and many other decorating techniques, take a look at Julia’s book Ultimate Cookies in the “RELATED PRODUCTS” area.