They come in many different colors to suit the taste of the consumer, and they can be used on top of marshmallows, rice papers, and many other icings.
For artistic bakers, they can be used to make fancy designs and drawings and unique, pretty cakes or cupcakes.
They can also be used by children for baking activities because they are safely edible, and easily controlled without much chances of making a mess.
Here’s a list of what to know when using edible markers:
o Avoid using it on soft icing. It may not make out the color or come out smoothly.
o By Amazon reviews and practice you’ll know which markers are the best for you.
o Let the surface of the treats dry before drawing on it with an edible marker to avoid smearing and splotches.
o When using different markers, let the first color set well before adding another color to it so they don’t mix.
o Always buy exactly the colors you want so that it doesn’t ruin your design.
Types of Pens and Edible Markers
Edible markers come in different brands:
o Wilton Foodwriters – very famous. But it doesn’t make delicate lines or work as well if the surface is easy (like in chocolate).
o Sugarflair Food coloring pen – it can be bought singly. It comes in all rainbow shades with very fine tips.
o Americolors – each pack contains ten markers. Each marker is vibrant, flows very easily, making it great for making complicated details. It comes in fine, medium and thick tips, and with nut-free and kosher options.
o FooDooler – the best for making finely lined designs for cookies and cakes. It comes in thick markers too, in kosher, gluten-free, nut-free and fat-free forms.
o KopyKake – has a double end: one for thick lines and the other for fine lines.