A friend has asked me to make a cake, using an edible image made from a photo.
I will have to go to the local Wally World to get the photo made into the edible image. How do I apply the edible image to the cake?
I did a search, but I have extremely slow dial up, so after 30 mins, gave up.
Hi Getus!! Welcome to CC!!
I was only able to find one forum on how to apply edible images.....
Hope this helps you out!!
It is super easy to apply an edible image. You carefully peel the image off of the baking paper and then lay it down on the buttercream (before it has crusted if you are using crusting buttercream). The side that was stuck to the baking paper is the side that sticks to the cake.That's all there is to it it!
Sounds easy enough! Thanks, guys!
I found sometimes while peeling the backing off, it may crack so I slide my spatula underneath the image to loosen from the backing paper and it works wonders......
I've discovered that the image slides off the backing if you will put it in the freezer for about 20 seconds. I was having trouble getting an image off the backing one day and thought I would try putting it in the freezer. It literally slid off the backing while I was taking it out of the freezer. Handle it carefully.
the freezer....thats good to know......thanks for the tip
i am new to ei also... i use a crusting buttercream and the Melvira rolling method... so how do i get an ei to disolve in after it crusts? tried a spray bottle... just stuck, didn't dissolve.
They don't dissolve. All they do is stick to the icing. If you need your BC to crust before you apply the IE, you can add just a tiny bit of piping gel over the BC where you want the image to go.
well, that's good to know! LOL, i totally thought i was doing something wrong, kept checking back to see if it "dissolved" into the icing yet. Somewhere, someone told me it did that. Sheesh.