Favorite Edible Image Printer?

Business By littlecake Updated 9 May 2008 , 12:42am by jbnhayes

littlecake Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 2:43am
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going to buy one maybe off ebay?

what brand do ya'll like?

do you have any favorite application for this?

other than just putting the customers pic on the cake?

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Rhienn Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 4:30pm
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Ooooh! I want to know this too....

Chrisl121070 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 8:35pm
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I just bought a Canon IP3500 on ebay for $30.

There are usually a lot of people selling them on there because they get them free with their new computers. lol

I've only used it once so far, but I love it!

littlecake Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 10:58pm
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is that made just for cakes? sorry for the dumb question...can you use any printer, just use cake ink?

Chrisl121070 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:19pm
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No, it's just a regular printer.

You can't use just any printer, as they don't make edible ink for anything.

If you do a search on the forums for edible ink printer, you'll find posts about it. Also, if you go to kopykake.com , icingimages.com , or tastyfotoart.com they all have a list of what printers are compatable with their ink.

mommycakediva Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:21pm
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Will be watching this tread for sure! Very interesting in learning anything about this topic!

aliciaL_77 Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:38pm
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I just got my canon ip3500 and it is GREAT! I got it directly from canon with free shipping!

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:39pm
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This thread is perfect because once again..I am considering buying a edible image printer and wanted to know what to buy!!

littlecake Posted 27 Apr 2008 , 11:58pm
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so it's a canon "pixma"IP3500

Chrisl121070 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 12:29am
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yep

daisy114 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 12:36am
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The Canon IP3500 that everyone seems to have, is the "Pixma"? When I do a search, it shows Canon Pixma IP3500.

littlecake Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 12:38am
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on my way to ebay! (=

littlecake Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 12:45am
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got it!

55.00 shipping and all....what a deal!

Cakery Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 2:10am
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What does the edible ink cartridges run......and then how many prints can you get from them??? Has anyone used them before and what if you don't print as many sheets....will the ink keep ok? I just wondered if you would loose money if you don't print off very many at a time?

jklm3721 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 2:29am
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I just got this same printer off ebay for $43 with shipping and all!!! I'm so excited, but I don't know which edible inks and sheets I need to buy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Misty

littlecake Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 5:29am
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misty...lets to the happy booty dance of joy!

WHOO HOO....

Chrisl121070 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:46pm
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I got mine from tastyfotoart.com. The cartridges were $46. You can also get them from kopykake.com ($50) or icingimages.com ($100). Just go to one of the sites and do a search for your printer. If you still aren't sure, just email them and they can tell you which one you need.

The reason icingimages are so much is that they have the chip already installed on them.

What you have to do when you get the printer and the edible ink cartridges, is you take the little chip off of the real ink that comes with the printer and put it on the edible cartridge. It is not hard at ALL, and the edible ink comes with instructions on how to do it.

From what I've read, the edible ink prints anywhere from 50-90 pages. I guess it just depends how often you use it and how detailed the pictures are.

Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:57pm
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Thanks Chrisl121070,

Great information and Thanks for the bit about the chip on the other ink cartridges..I read that on the Kopykake site but did not understand it!! Always a wealth of info here!!!

Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:58pm
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Thanks Chrisl121070,

Great information and Thanks for the bit about the chip on the other ink cartridges..I read that on the Kopykake site but did not understand it!! Always a wealth of info here!!!

Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 9:58pm
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Thanks Chrisl121070,

Great information and Thanks for the bit about the chip on the other ink cartridges..I read that on the Kopykake site but did not understand it!! Always a wealth of info here!!!

kden3980 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 10:21pm
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Where do you see the edible printers for 55.00 on ebay? The ones I see are like 200.00 or more! Please let me know!

Kara

jklm3721 Posted 28 Apr 2008 , 10:33pm
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just do a search for canon ip 3500, there should be many printers up there for sale. just pick one and try going for it....it's what i did.

HTH,

Misty

littlecake Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 1:54am
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has anyone tried the edible paper...as opposed to the frosting sheet?

the website said that the edible required no backing, and didn't bubble up on the cake....i was just wondering how palatable it was.

i'm so excited!...i think there are prolly some really creative ways to use this stuff!

mamacc Posted 7 May 2008 , 1:44am
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I'm curious about the edible paper too?? Anyone tried it?

ShopGrl1128 Posted 8 May 2008 , 2:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by littlecake

has anyone tried the edible paper...as opposed to the frosting sheet?

the website said that the edible required no backing, and didn't bubble up on the cake....i was just wondering how palatable it was.

i'm so excited!...i think there are prolly some really creative ways to use this stuff!




I'm also in need of a printer and I'm planning to get the canon IP3500 from ebay too.
I think the other option for edible paper is Rice paper, I think it works better on fondant and you just 'glue' it with piping gel.
This is what I was planning to do to print the labels on a champagne bottle cake I will do next year.
Please correct me if I'm wrong.

jbnhayes Posted 9 May 2008 , 12:42am
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I have never applied edible paper, but I have eaten (and did the cutting for) a cake that used it for a photo over the top.

It put a kind of skin on the cake that resisted the knife and tasted bad. icon_sad.gif Also they leave an edge that needs to be covered. (The bakery did a poor job on the cake I served.)

I am looking forward to trying the frosting sheets because I hear they just "melt" into the frosting on top of the cake because they are frosting.

Will have to order them on the Internet though. No place to buy them around here.

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