Edible ink is an ink that is made of food coloring. Most brands like Hewlett-Packard, Canon and Epson are producers of edible ink and approved by the Food & Drug Administration. Although there are many online and offline stores that specialize in creating and selling their own cartridges. Pastries, cookies, cup cakes and candies can also decorate using images printed with edible inks.
You don’t have to buy a new printer to print edible cake printouts. It is possible to convert your old printer as a printer for edible ink. All that you need to do is to clean the printer and the printer head to remove all traces of the regular ink that was used with it, make it an edible ink compatible printer.
There are many brands available in the market with edible ink cartridges: some of the popular brands are: Epson, Canon, Brother, Samsung, HP, Dell and other.
To decorate your cake with edible ink you need some specialized equipment and paper.
Edible Ink Cartridges-
Edible ink cartridges are the cartridges used in edible photo printers. Canon and Epson are the leading brands that produce edible cartridges. These are high quality printer cartridges that print images for cakes and pastries.
The next thing required for cake printout is edible paper. This paper is made from potato or rice starch. These papers are designed to melt only in the water not on the cake. These papers are available in different sizes such as A3 and A4.
Edible Ink Pens-
You can write on the edible paper with an edible color marker. Wilton makes these edible ink pens. These pens are amazing. You can write a message on the edible paper with this edible color pen.
Customize your cake with edible ink is a tasty way of playing with computers.