We’re sharing an excerpt from our comprehensive online course today, related to how to heat seal your decorated sugar cookies. I see so many people struggle with this and many folks aren’t getting the *most* out of their heat sealer (using it on the wrong setting, not sealing correctly, causing it to really not be airtight, etc.) If this video is helpful for you, please share it with someone else who might benefit from it and be sure to tag us in your stories as you package! @borderlandsbakery
I own the Metronic 8-inch Impulse Bag Sealer, and it has served me well for years. You may consider looking for a larger size if you know you’ll be heat sealing anything over 7-inches in width!
The heat sealing strips on the heat sealer do wear out and require replacement! You can buy the replacement strips HERE.
When selecting bags for heat sealing—make sure you’re checking the seams for sneaky holes! You should always read the product description to make sure that the bags are OK to be heat sealed! My personal favorite are Clear Bags brand for all the reasons I alluded to in the video, and I also carry them in my shop. You can also purchase bags from Papermart or Amazon — you’ll want to read the descriptions to ensure they can be used with a heat sealer.
!!! Important !!! You will need to do some legwork in identifying what packaging works best for your cookies. Shapes, thicknesses, amount of cookies all come into play and that *should* be a part of your experience that sets you apart from others.
I also use bag toppers frequently in my business and get them made either locally or through my designer. You can google “custom bag toppers” and you’ll find a ton of options nowadays. I started making these about 2014 when there were very few options for me and I had to print from home, on cardstock, and trim them to size.
Bonus tip regarding boxes – The best way to find boxes is to get out your cookies, arrange them how you want to, and measure around the cutters. Then, look for box dimensions that fit your arrangement.
Trying to keep this post as short as possible, so you absorb it! Got any other questions about heat sealing Drop em below in the comments!