Pls Help!! Edible Image Question.

Decorating By smitakasargod Updated 1 Dec 2009 , 1:13am by smitakasargod

smitakasargod Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 6:08pm
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I've never used an edible image before. I'm making a gumpaste tv as a part of my cake. The screen is going to be an edible image. My question is can I do this a week in advance or will the edible image disintegrate? I'm planning to apply it to a gumpaste panel. Thank you.

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leah_s Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 6:30pm
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I would put the edible image on no earlier than the day before you need it.

DianeLM Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 7:37pm
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I apply my EI's to the gumpaste while it's still soft. Then, I let the whole thing dry for several days on a piece of foam sponge, in a dark place.

I believe that allowing the piece to dry on the foam keeps it from wrinkling or shrinking unevenly. And keeping it in the dark prevents fading.

leah_s Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:16pm
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There ya go! Two people, two opinions. icon_smile.gif

bbmom Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:25pm
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I've used ei on cookies with royal icing and they were bagged individually and stayed nice for several days before they were eaten up. I would think it would be fine as long as you wrapped it, or covered it in some way.

DianeLM Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

There ya go! Two people, two opinions. icon_smile.gif

Indeed. I'm sure there are more opinions coming.

How anyone gets anything done is a mystery to me. icon_smile.gif

smitakasargod Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 1:13am
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Thank you. icon_biggrin.gif I knew I could count on my CC friends for advice.

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