cakelady Posted 8 Jun 2005 , 9:06pm
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What is the difference between buttercream transfer and edible image.........can buttercream transfer be done with gel......and does gel freeze?

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Kristy Posted 8 Jun 2005 , 9:50pm
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From how I understand it, an edible image is printed out on sort of an edible paper with edible ink/food coloring. A BCT is an actual piped out picture that is done on wax paper, frozen, then transferred onto an iced cake.

cakelady Posted 8 Jun 2005 , 11:07pm
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So...........one needs special equipment to make an edible image.........can you buy edible images at the cake supply places?

KrazyKross Posted 8 Jun 2005 , 11:22pm
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You would need to have a Canon Printer, edible ink and edible image paper (which is like a very thin frosting sheet) to do an edible image. Some bakeries and cake decorating suppliers have preprinted ones that can be ordered. There are also suppliers where you can send a personal photo and they will make an edible image from your picture.

veejaytx Posted 8 Jun 2005 , 11:51pm
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Hi, answering your question about freezing gel! It does not freeze well at all, to do a BCT you'd be better off doing your outlines with regular icing.

A lot of the cake supply stores sell already printed edible images, and there are some bakeries (one member got one at Walmart) where you can take a picture or image and they will apply it to an edible image sheet for you.

Hope this helps! Janice

diane Posted 9 Jun 2005 , 11:22am
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an edible image is a lot easier, but you have to buy the edible ink and frosting sheets. i prefer the edible image, but i only use it when i really need to, like if i'm short on time.

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