Edible Images

Decorating By cakeilicious Updated 10 Oct 2008 , 3:55pm by cakelady15

cakeilicious Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 2:42am
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Do edible images have to be put on a certain kind of icing? I heard that sometimes the colours will run/leak if the icing isn't the right kind, if buttercream is not made with real butter. Is this true? I am getting a bakery to print an edible image for me and I want to make sure it will work on my cake.

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giggysmack Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:02am
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It is fine if your BC is made of shortening I do it all the time. It doesn't work on whipped cream style icings as well as they are too wet. The wetness will make your image bleed and distort.

luvbakin Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:30pm
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I just put them on bc made with both butter and shortening and it worked great.

tiggy2 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:41pm
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I've also put them on cookies with a glaze and it worked fine.

cakelady15 Posted 10 Oct 2008 , 3:55pm
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I didn't know there was a difference with the icing and the edible image. I told someone I could make them a cake this weekend with whipped icing and an edible image. Do you think if I keep the cake in the fridge and let the icing harden as much as it will being cold then put the image on right before I deliver it that it will be ok? Has anyone ever done that before? I've used them on buttercream and on cookies with a pourable buttercream and never had a problem so I didn't even think about it.

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