Scanning Edible Images

Decorating By saddlegirl Updated 18 Oct 2009 , 12:50pm by saddlegirl

saddlegirl Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 11:22pm
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I have noticed that some of the cakes have "scanned" edible images on them. Please can someone tell me how this works?
Thank you!

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MichelleM77 Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 1:18am
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How to scan the images into your computer, or how to apply the edible images to the cake? Can you put a link to a cake for an example?

saddlegirl Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 11:59am
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Originally Posted by MichelleM77

How to scan the images into your computer, or how to apply the edible images to the cake? Can you put a link to a cake for an example?


I know how to scan and print regular images, but don't know how to actually make an image that is edible. Is it something as simple as a special printer that uses edible ink and paper? Thanks

online_annie Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 12:45pm
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Images are scanned and printed out with special edible inks on wafer or rice paper. Icing Images has lots of information plus offers the equipment.

You can load your photos online and have them shipped to you:

www.icingimages.com
www.tastyfotoart.com

If you are looking to invest in the equipment:

www.icingimages.com

www.kopykake.com

or check with ebay. People are often upgrading or changing their minds. You can save a lot by checking it out sometimes.

You can buy generic premade designs as well. Pictures, borders, detailing. My favorite is Luck's however, they do not sell to the public. If you do not have a business license you can find their products as most great decorating supply stores:

http://www.globalsugarart.com/search.php?search=edible+image

http://lucks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page§ionid=41

http://www.countrykitchensa.com/catalog/subcategory.aspx?T=1&CatId=624&ShopId=38

All sites will provide more detailed information regarding the process. I'm a huge fan of Global Sugar Art and Luck's. GSA has lots of tutorial sheets and information you should take some time and check them out!

Nowadays, most local grocery stores that have bakeries will print out and image for you upon request for $5 - $8. You may want to check around locally.

I hope this helps!

saddlegirl Posted 18 Oct 2009 , 12:50pm
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Thank you so much for your help!

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