Edible Image Questions!!

Decorating By alicialee Updated 20 Oct 2009 , 8:07pm by tiggy2

alicialee Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 5:13pm
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I am making a Twilight book, and I ordered an edible image of the front cover. This is my first time working with one. I plan on applying it to fondant. Do I need to place it on white fondant or can I place it on black fondant. The cover of the book is black and I would rather not have the white fondant on top. Also, when I apply it, should I brush some water or vodka on the fondant to make it wet? The Image can with instructions but it is for placing it on buttercream. I'm a little nervous since I only ordered one image, so I only have one shot at this!!! Please help!! Thank you!!

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bashini Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 6:32pm
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Hi there, as far as I know you can place it on any colour fondant. I have used these and use shortening to stick it on the fondant. I rubbed a very thin layer of shortening and placed the image on the fondant. I used a palette knife to adjust it to the right position. You can spray a mist of water on the fondant and stick the image. But I highly recommend shortening.

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tiggy2 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 6:48pm
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If the background of your image is white the black fondant will show through.

prayerwarrior Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 6:57pm
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Hint: Place the image in the freezer for a minute or so for easy release.

alicialee Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 7:10pm
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Thank you!!! These little hints help ALOT! Im going to go ahead and place it on the black fondant.

KHalstead Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 7:31pm
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what color is the image.........if the image is white, the black fondant will show through and look muddy (not good). I would suggest covering in white fondant, mask off area where photo will go and airbrush the rest black, then the spot where your image will be will be white and not affect your image at all. it would be such a shame to waste the photo if you can avoid it.

alicialee Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 7:54pm
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The image is a skin tone color and red. But It's supposed to be kinda a "dark" image and it is a little too light. So I'm hoping that the black fondant will darken it a little bit. Unless it will just make is so so dark that I wont be able to tell what it is!!! I was going to place the image on white fondant then place the white fondant on top of the black fondant. But I saw some pictures on here where the people have done that, and I don't like being able to see the white fondant.

tiggy2 Posted 20 Oct 2009 , 8:07pm
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If you cut the image and the white fondant the same size you whouldn't be able to see the white fondant.

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