Wafer Paper/ Rice Paper / Frosting Sheets

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Jocmom Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:10pm
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I'm about to buy a printer just for edible ink and edible images. While I was checking out the ink prices, I noticed "frosting sheets." How are those different from wafer paper or rice paper? icon_confused.gif

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bakinccc Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:01pm
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I don't have a clue...I'd like to know myself.

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aliciaL_77 Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 8:19pm
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frosting sheets melt (soften and adhere) into the icing for the most part. They are what I use with my EI printer. Rice paper and wafer papaer are not like frosting sheets in the fact that they do not melt into the icing. HTH

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kakeladi Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 1:08am
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Riec paper and wafer paper are one and the same thing.
Frosting sheets are best to use in a printer.
Rice/wafer has a rough side and a 'smooth' side, but is muich thicker than frosting sheets.
FS are smoother, thinner, and take color much better.

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Jocmom Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 12:04pm
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Thanks for the info.!

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cupsncakes Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 1:22pm
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Also, rice paper starts to curl and lift when it gets damp.

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Jocmom Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 1:39pm
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The butterflies that I've used on a couple of my cakes are printed on rice paper (I bought them already printed). I brush them lightly with vegetable oil and they don't curl or get soggy from coming in contact with the frosting.

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pottedmeatchunks Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 3:32pm
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I use the frosting sheets in my EI printer too and they do take color wonderfully. The only thing I've noticed is blue prints about 2 shades darker than on the printer, so I adjust my images accordingly before I print.

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sdalfes Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 8:48pm
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where can I buy frosting sheets, we do not have a cake decorating store in my city.

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kakeladi Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 12:31am
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You can try BakeryCrafts - they have a website.

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tiggy2 Posted 5 Sep 2008 , 4:08pm
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kopykake and icing images sells frosting sheets also.

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