eatable inks and printing on cakes

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by william kossack, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. I'm searching for information on how to decorate a sheet cake with a photo.

    I've heard of a couple different approaches. One is a printer that
    prints directly onto the cake. Another approach is to print on eatable
    paper that can be placed onto the cake and the paper disolves into the

    For the casual user having a printer modified to only print on a cake is
    not very attractive. However, if I could find a eatable paper that
    would not fall appart in the printer yet disolve into the icing it would
    create all kinds of cool possibilities.

    One concern is any of the inks available for the current printers
    eatable after it dries. After all, It would not do to poison your guests.
    william kossack, Dec 10, 2004
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    bob Guest

    Baskin Robins prints on paper to decorate their icecream cakes. You might
    see if your local store would be willing to make prints for you.

    If you search google for edible inkjet cartridge, there are a number of
    suppliers. For paper, there is edible rice paper used in pastry and candy.

    bob, Dec 10, 2004
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    Roger Hunt Guest

    Perhaps pastry, or puff-pastry would be acceptable? A thin A4 sheet of
    pastry might well pass through an inkjet printer.
    Refill your inkjet cartridges with food colouring.
    Roger Hunt, Dec 10, 2004
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    Roger Hunt Guest

    I must admit I was being tongue in cheek! My attempts at refilling did
    not go well, but my old Epson Stylus600 is still motoring on with the
    occasional print head clean, and ink is very cheap now - not worth the
    trouble of re-filling when I can buy a bag-full on Ebay for pocket
    money. (My Minolta DeskLaser serves for better quality printing)
    Roger Hunt, Dec 10, 2004
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Take your picture to Wal-Mart. They have the printer, and ink.
    Ron Hunter, Dec 10, 2004
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    Cynicor Guest

    But does Wal-Mart color-balance their frosting properly?
    Cynicor, Dec 10, 2004
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    tim Guest

    I use a system like the ones featured on this page at work. It works
    like a charm. Be warned however, that putting the edible image on a
    cake iced with whipping cream or high moisture icing will melt it, and
    destroy the image within minutes.

    tim, Dec 11, 2004
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    kashe Guest

    Even if it did work, I'd suspect the cartridge might not have
    been fully putged of the original ink. That should taste swell.

    And if the cartridge depends on having an ink with a specified
    boiling point (for the ones that vaporize the ink), the food coloring
    could provide highly amusing results.
    kashe, Dec 14, 2004
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