AgentCakeBaker Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 1:44am
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What do you do with it or how do you use it? I've seen it and heard everyone talking about using it but not sure how it is done.

Anyone?

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cakesondemand Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 2:21am
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it is used as edible printing hard to cut through so its better to make small decorations to add to your cake designs. I mostly use frosting sheets for large prints to print on. if its something small like a logo for a cookie I use wafer paper ( rice Paper) there are 2 pictures in my photos the one that says fluid motion (6th row down) is frosting sheet the one with 2 placques and Chinese charactars Alices retirement (4th row) wafer paper it doesnt cover the whole top of the cake.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 3:25pm
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Ok I see...so can you put the wafer paper (rice paper) through the edible image printer just as you would the frosting sheets?

aobodessa Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 3:40pm
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What do you do with it or how do you use it? I've seen it and heard everyone talking about using it but not sure how it is done.

Anyone?




I have used it for images, but not with an edible image printer ('cuz I don't own one). Sometimes I will find an image I want to use, cover it with the rice paper and trace the image I want using food color pens. Then I cut out the shape, "paint" a thin layer of piping gel on the back and place the image on my iced cake. After that, I will paint a thin layer of piping gel on the front of the image to keep it from curling. Sometimes I will also color small amounts of the piping gel to fill in the design, making it more 3-D. Sometimes I will just trace the outline so I can fill in however I want the image to look.

You can also use the wafer paper to make flowers with by cutting the petals from it, curling them, dusting with powdered food colors and putting together to make various florals. It's a very versatile product, you just have to use your imagination. It also makes great butterflies!

HTH,

Odessa

adven68 Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 4:04pm
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I have used it to for the skirt on one of my figures....it's the fondant entry for the bakery expo (black,white and red cake) in my gallery. I cut the pieces and used royal icing to attach them.

Puglady Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 5:42pm
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I have never used an edible image printer but am very familiar with wafe/rice paper. Wouldn't the rice paper crack? It's very brittle and cannot bend at all. I have a little book at home on how to use rice paper for cake decorations and all of the instructions are geared towards using piping gels, exacto knives and colored pencils.

aobodessa Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 8:44pm
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I have never used an edible image printer but am very familiar with wafe/rice paper. Wouldn't the rice paper crack? It's very brittle and cannot bend at all. I have a little book at home on how to use rice paper for cake decorations and all of the instructions are geared towards using piping gels, exacto knives and colored pencils.




I thought that, too, at first, but I have a book that shows technique for working with rice paper to achieve beautiful flowers ... lillies, roses, etc. I'd have to read through it a time or two, but I'm sure there's a way ... if there's a book, it must be possible, I would think icon_rolleyes.gif .. maybe .. icon_wink.gif

Anyhow, I know that I've "curled" the edges of rice paper when I did a "diploma" on a cake, and it was possible to do, although a delicate process. One can't be in too much a hurry.....

Hope this answers your question,

Odessa

oolala Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 8:50pm
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I found this, I have been wanting to make something like this: this is all Rice Paper on the outside.
LL

aobodessa Posted 27 Dec 2006 , 9:15pm
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I've seen cakes like that one ... there's a member here from Great Britain (don't recall her name just now), but she's got a cake similar to that one on her website, I think. I've also seen something similar with meringue on it instead of the rice paper. Both interesting, but definitely NOT for everybody! icon_wink.gif

Odessa

Puglady Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 1:22am

aobodessa, do you have the Wafer Paper Uses book by Marsha Winbeckler and Roland A. Winbeckler? I have a copy of this and tried following the instructions. I traced an image and tried cutting it w/ an exacto knife. I couldn't get any curved cuts. At the time I didn't have any piping gel so never did finish my project.

aobodessa Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 2:06pm
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aobodessa, do you have the Wafer Paper Uses book by Marsha and Roland A. ? I have a copy of this and tried following the instructions. I traced an image and tried cutting it w/ an exacto knife. I couldn't get any curved cuts. At the time I didn't have any so never did finish my project.




No, my book is specifically for wafer paper flowers only, and I don't recall the author (I'm at work, not home near my "reference library"). I use a pair of scissors to cut it out that are ONLY used for this purpose. Keeps them plenty sharp and don't have to worry about cross-contamination with other food and/or non-food products.

Odessa

AgentCakeBaker Posted 28 Dec 2006 , 3:20pm

Thanks everyone...this was very helpful.

cowgirltlp Posted 30 Nov 2012 , 10:20pm

I have a printer that is specifically used for edible images and I use Rice Paper in it.  I simply put the rice paper in just as you would printer paper and have had NO problem with it cracking. 

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