I wanted to make a set of Medieval manuscript cookies, and the idea of a Medieval alphabet struck me as perfect. I trawled through countless manuscripts to find just the right illuminated initials, then printed them on wafer paper with edible ink. I iced small, square cookies, "glued on" the wafer papers, then piped borders and, finally, painted the edges gold. The whole process took about 5 days. I sent them to a sweet, scholarly friend of mine as a cookie surprise. Too lovely to eat!
I have posted a step-by-step "how-to" HERE.
Updated to add (5-25-12): I've gotten countless requests for these wafer papers; they are available for purchase here. Happy baking! :)
Updated to add (5-29-12): Overwhelming response to these wafer papers—I've run out of edible ink! I'm slated to get a delivery of more ink on June 1st and, when I do, I'll activate the Etsy listing again. Thank you, everyone! :)
Updated to add (6-1-12): Have ink & Etsy listing active again. Thanks for your patience!