hey you guys I was thinking about this for a long time cause I spend so much money on edible images each month sooo yesterday I tried it...
How To Make edible paper for edible printers
1. Roll MMF out super thin (like paper thin)
2. let it dry just so you can handle it without it stretching
3. cut it to the size of the paper
4. tape MMF sheet to a sheet of paper
5. when ready feed thru edible printer like normal
That is GREAT! Thanks for the info. Hmm, santa might have to bring me a new printer this year.
Makes me want to get a printer for edible images but since I just got a cricut I better wait but I will remember this, thanks!
That's awesome! I have been saving the acetate sheets that are the backing for the Icing Images frosting sheets I use just to try it. Glad to hear it works!
Thanks great idea, I've wondered if that would work.
Mark-Mexicano - do you attend any cake show like ICES?
Wow! That's great to know! I am going to start saving the sheets!
I will have teo try that here teo see how it works on the different printers. I am sure the key is to make it very thin.
EdibleSupply-Com- umm no ive never been to a cake show
Where did you find out about edible printer? From the Maz or friend?
I've seen them on tv and stuff and no cake shop within 150 miles offers edible pictures on cakes so i thought i would give it a shot (which now about 70 percent of my cakes have edible pictures on them so it has really paid off!)
Thank you for your reply and which brand's printer that you have?
It's a canon IP5200
I got it on sale for like $30
Are you using refillable cartridges for your Canon IP5200?
Do you know by using MMF for Edible Paper, how long will it to dry out or crack?
yes I have refilled once but at first they were horrible I had to prime? the printer like 20 times to get it to print rite everytime i had to print somthing.???? but it recently started to work fine soo I dont know what the problem was.. I have kept the paper in a plastic ziplock bag for over a month but longer that im not sure.
Thanks for sharing, OP!
sponge cartridge may be hard to refill because after while sponge get hard and does not easily to sucking edible ink. You need to wait for sponge get soft then it will takes more ink.
O that makes sence, thank you for the info!!
Mark. i cant wait to try this out. i just got a printer recently. BTW your cakes are stunning, but i cant help but think you way WAY undercharge. I dare say you price for your market, but can you really make a profit with pricing so low?
Hey Mark, I tried the fondant. My printer is a Cannon i445. The heads to my printer got damaged. What did I do wrong? The fondnat was extremely thin. So thin it actually ripped as it was being pulled through because the roller has these "teeth" to push paper through. I really would like your method to work for me to. Is there any advice you can give me?
I had to buy a new printer head.
sweet cakes, Thank you for letting me know you like my cakes i've never heard that from a fellow caker. I know I don't charge what I should but I live on a reservation.... for some one who was never been here it really hard to explain the environment that we live in. Tuba city is home to 8,000 people we are the largest city on the reservation (the Navajo reservation is the size of South Carolina) the only city with over 500 people other us is 2 hours away. The only jobs for the people who live here is if you work at the hospital or if you are a teacher so the unemployment rate is well OVER 50%. So I am ok with charging what I charge because I want people to be able to get a great cake at a reasonable price. I do make a reasonable profit its not as much as a person who charges $5 a serving, but Im only 15 so I dont have a car payment or tons of bills a normal person has. Well I know you didnt ask all these questions but I hope it answered yours. Mark Mexicano
Jobueno, I am so sorry that your printer broke. I think the problem was the fondant had not dried long enough. Then it is the rite thickness I cut it and let it dry till it can be handled without tearing or stretching when it is there I tape it to a piece of paper on all four sides (the whole way from end to end) then I let it dry till it is not soft but still flexible (sometimes a few hours is ok or sometimes you can leave it on the counter over night depends on the weather) it needs to be flexible not soft or brittle, hope this helps im so sorry this happened to you. I have only used this with my printer and I print well over 30 sheets a month so this works for me but it might not work for everybody sorry.
Not a problem the replacement was cheap. I would like to make it work for me too. I would very much prefer printing on fondant rather than rice paper or icing sheets. I will try again.