Have you ever wondered how cakes can be personalized with photos or pretty images? Bakeries don’t just make cakes, they make custom cakes, and design them with patterns and images, and now you can too. Such designs are not necessarily the work of a skilled artist, they are simply printed images made using edible inks and thin edible paper which is put on top of regular Frosting to look like the image is printed directly to the cake. Edible ink is a relatively new innovation in the printing and cake decorating world, but it’s now more affordable and creative than ever.
You can print easily using edible ink if you have any compatible inkjet printer with print-heads in the printer – and as long as your edible printing does not come in contact with regular ink as contamination could occur. Get started with purchasing edible ink cartridges and special edible paper, also called frosting sheets or icing sheets. These inks are formulated using food coloring that matches the standard of general inks (in so far as getting the inks to flow through the printer), so the colors from your photos, patterns and images should be similar as when you print it using standard inks and paper. When run out of ink, you can buy refills for your cartridges (edible refills), which keeps the cost of replacing the cartridge down.
So, if you planning a birthday, anniversary, Christmas or New Year celebration, it’s high time to show your ability by adding a personal touch to your cake or cookies. You can print your favorite photographs or design them with edible pictures and place them directly onto your cake creating an exceptionally individual effect that is sure to draw attention at your party.
Disclaimer: The information in this article does not stand for any particular company’s opinions or suggestions. Edible ink printing should follow the instructions of the manufacturer from whom you purchase your edible ink supplies, and it should be noted that the mixing of edible inks and regular inks should not be done.