First of all, all that you read about edible images, these are not the actual cake but just a sheet spread above the cake’s base. Also, every time you make an edible image, you will get new creative uses for edible images. So, try out printing on cakes and even if you mess up a bit, it will not ruin your cake but practicing will sure lead you to perfection.
Creative Uses For Edible Images:
- First draw out or print the outline onto frosting sheets and apply it to a frosted cake. Fill in the design with buttercream. Now where the frosting sheet dissolves and you will understand where you used an outline.
- You can use the frosting sheets to make activity cakes such as a maze, dot-to-dot or color by number or any other patterns to keep the people engaged. These are great for kids party but teenagers are also quite interested to enjoy finishing these fun cakes with tubes of colored frosting.
- Print your edible image into the design or shape you want as frosting sheets make cut-out cakes quick and easy. Now, you will have to remove the edible image from the plastic backing. You should be careful while placing the edible image in a zip-loc bag until ready to use. Using the plastic backing attach it to a sheet cake using toothpicks and cut around the template with a sharp knife.
- 3D cakes are another fun experiment but with these you have to be a little careful, You can make buildings and houses, parks and what not using a dart board by covering the tops and sides of a cake with edible images.
Experiment with your edible images and try out the various new things you can create. IT is fun to experiment where you understand your creative space. Try printing on cakes using gelatin, pies, cheesecakes, cookies, gingerbread houses or hard candy. You are only limited by your imagination, so, create whatever you want.