boween Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 4:23am
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Step by step
http://cakecentral.com/article163-How-To-Make-an-Edible-Image-Icing-Plaque.html

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Doug Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 4:28am
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T H A N K Y O U ! ! very well done and so easy to understand and it looks to do!

Lazy_Susan Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 4:34am
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That is sooo cool! I wanna do it!!

gmcakes Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 4:38am
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Process looks easy enough, I have all the supplies here to try it!!!

Stupid question though: How do you use these after you have it made? Sorry, I just don't know if I've ever seen one of these before? I learn so much on here...would like to try this, too!

sweetbaker Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 6:57pm
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Thanks.

Cenicienta Posted 3 Jan 2006 , 7:18pm
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Perdona amiga...te hice la pregunta sin haber visto tu segundo articulo...ya entendi como hiciste tan bella imagen...esta hermosa...gracias.. icon_smile.gif

awela Posted 5 Mar 2006 , 4:38pm
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What kind of paper of paper do you use as I read in the instructions "remove the image from the backing" .

Thanks!

stylishbite Posted 7 Mar 2006 , 11:17am
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8Thank you! I had posted a thread asking how to do these this weekend! It was reffering to most of your cakes icon_biggrin.gif
Thanks again, now all I need is a image/cake printer icon_sad.gif Soon enough!

ps3884 Posted 7 Mar 2006 , 12:24pm
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Thanks so much for posting this. I can't wait to give this a try. There are so many uses!! Now I just have to look into a new printer. icon_biggrin.gif

StampinLady Posted 22 Mar 2006 , 11:35pm

Do you have to have the copycake printer in order to do this?

Lisa Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 6:02am
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Do you have to have the copycake printer in order to do this?




No. You just need a compatible inkjet/Bubble Jet printer like a Canon iP3000

StampinLady Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 8:53pm

Is the image edible? Is the Canon iP3000 a printer that uses food color ink? Sorry, I don't know a whole lot about the computer end of it. Thanks for the info

Lisa Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by StampinLady

Is the image edible? Is the Canon iP3000 a printer that uses food color ink? Sorry, I don't know a whole lot about the computer end of it. Thanks for the info




Yes the image is edible and printed onto frosting/icing sheets (like thin layers of dried frosting pressed onto a plastic backing) using edible inks and a compatible Canon printer. Many Canon printers are compatible with edible ink cartridges (printer cartridges filled with food coloring) but the iP3000 is one of the more recent ones.

fearlessbaker Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 10:22pm

thank for all the info. Lo and Behold, I have another question anyway; if all I have is a regular HP printer for everday printing, don't I need another printer? It sounds like the Ink Jet Bubble Printer is another kind of printer. Thanks

Lisa Posted 23 Mar 2006 , 10:29pm

There are edible ink cartridges available for HP printers but you'd need a new printer, one that hasn't been used with standard inks because of the health risk of cross contamination. Canon printers are also recommended over HP or Epson because the print head can be easily removed to be cleaned, serviced or replaced which is really important with edible imaging.

SimplyDenyse Posted 22 May 2006 , 7:27pm

Boween - thanks for this post!! I am about to try this out and have a few questions.

1) For the image in your example about how much fondant and how much gumpaste did you use, 1 cup each?

2) when you stick your image onto the fondant/gumpaste how long does it typically take to dry and harden?

3) How many days in advance can I make this before it goes bad? Will it go bad?

4) What holds the image up on the cake? A popsicle stick?

Thanks in advance!!

pinkopossum Posted 22 May 2006 , 9:32pm

now that's what I'm talking about boween! thanks so much for posting. you give such clear instructions.

RisqueBusiness Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 12:45am

I had a question about alignment. I have a Cannon PIXMA iP6000D because I couldnt find a cannon 3000 ANYWHERE!

and it's not centering my images, they are printing off center to the left as you look onto the image.

Do you have any idea what to do? or should I just call cannon or Kopy Kake?

( I think I answered my own question!)

lol

notjustcake Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 2:01am

Gosh I want to try this BUT isn't this printer expensive and is the ink expensive?

bjfranco Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 2:12am

Boween!!!! I THINK I LOVE YOU!!!! icon_lol.gif

I love seeing directions with pictures. YOU ARE THE BEST! I cannot wait to get this printer and try it. YEA!

bj icon_wink.gif

bjfranco Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 2:14am

I thought about a question......... Can you save the excess gumpaste/fondant mixture for future plaques? If so, do you just store it in a ziplock bag in an air tight container?

THANKS AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN!

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Lisa Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 2:49am
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Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness

I had a question about alignment. I have a Cannon PIXMA iP6000D because I couldnt find a cannon 3000 ANYWHERE!

and it's not centering my images, they are printing off center to the left as you look onto the image.

Do you have any idea what to do? or should I just call cannon or Kopy Kake?

( I think I answered my own question!)

lol




Depending on the program you're printing with, you may need to adjust your margins/settings so it prints centered at a size of 7.5x10" (the standard size frosting sheet). I make my images that size and then use the option to center them on the page. Prints perfect. If it's off just a little bit though, you might need to perform a print head alignment.

Lisa Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 2:52am
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Originally Posted by cakedecor

Gosh I want to try this BUT isn't this printer expensive and is the ink expensive?




It depends on which printer you use. The least expensive is a 2 cartridge printer like the Canon iP1500 (about $50-$75 new on eBay). The ink and frosting sheets for that printer at www.kopykake.com are less than $30 ea.

RisqueBusiness Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 12:11pm
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Originally Posted by Lisa

Quote:
Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness

I had a question about alignment. I have a Cannon PIXMA iP6000D because I couldnt find a cannon 3000 ANYWHERE!

and it's not centering my images, they are printing off center to the left as you look onto the image.

Do you have any idea what to do? or should I just call cannon or Kopy Kake?

( I think I answered my own question!)

lol



Depending on the program you're printing with, you may need to adjust your margins/settings so it prints centered at a size of 7.5x10" (the standard size frosting sheet). I make my images that size and then use the option to center them on the page. Prints perfect. If it's off just a little bit though, you might need to perform a print head alignment.




I downloaded the free program from Kopy Kake, that's the program I'm using. It did the same thing at home and it's doing the same thing at the shop. When I do the cookie or business card print..I lose the whole first row due to poor alignment.

Thanks for the quick answer...I will have to check into that as soon as I get there today..if not....2 call are in order ..one to cannon and one to KopyKake..lol

Lisa Posted 24 Aug 2006 , 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by RisqueBusiness



Thanks for the quick answer...I will have to check into that as soon as I get there today..if not....2 call are in order ..one to cannon and one to KopyKake..lol




It's been a long time since I've used that software but someone else was having that same problem and fixed it by changing the borderless printing option.

sandi64 Posted 13 Sep 2006 , 11:14am

After following all the directions given my plaque came out fine but after it was sitting for a day the colors began to run(did black and white). Does anyone know what I did wrong?? Thanks!

Brendansmum Posted 13 Sep 2006 , 11:33am

Just my two cents: I usually use water to adhear my edible images to the fondant. After seeing this article I tried the piping gel and it took a lot longer for my plaque to dry.

missyek Posted 13 Sep 2006 , 11:38am

I iuse water as well--a lot easier. I'm not sure why the colors would bleed, sandi64. I have never had an image bleed. icon_sad.gif

lauramw71 Posted 13 Sep 2006 , 2:18pm

oohhhh I want one SO bad!!! Someone was going to give me a used one. But I had to turn her down cuz you're not supposed to use a printer that's had regular ink in it. Oh well... I'll get one eventually lol

sandi64 Posted 13 Sep 2006 , 3:16pm

I did have a hard time applying the piping gel and the plaque was not fully dry when I put it on the cake. The image was just black on the white sugarsheet background and the black ran red into the white I just don't
understand what happened. This was one of many problems I had making the edible image(my colors didn't come out correctly for my tinerbell...her face was red!) I would love to know what I'm doing wrong! Thanks for everyone's help!

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