Edible Image, Fondant, & Cutting Them Out

Decorating By kerik Updated 14 Jan 2011 , 9:58pm by icingimages

kerik Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:34am
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I've never used an edible image/transfer sheet but my daughter fell in love with the Duff's animal print tattoos & wants that design for her party. I'm planning on doing cupcakes with fondant toppers but wondering if I adhere the whole strip on the fondant can I cut through it with the circle cookie cutter all in one motion?

Thanks in advance!

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motherofgrace Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:49am
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you mean through the paper? I dont think so

Price Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:55am
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No, it's my experience that the cookie cutter will not be sharp enough to cut through the edible paper. Use a sharp exacto knife.

kerik Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 2:12pm
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What about a scrapbook punch? Thanks.

Price Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:08pm
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I would just give it a try to see what happens. I think you should be able to cut the edible paper with the punch and then attach that to your fondant.

lyndya Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:24pm
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I actually did use a round cutter to make cupcake toppers, and it made a clean cut thru the edible paper

lyndya Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:37pm
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P.S., I did attach the edible image to the fondant first, then used the cutter.

Price Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 5:45pm
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I actually did use a round cutter to make cupcake toppers, and it made a clean cut thru the edible paper




Who do you get your edible paper from? I have not really been happy with the paper I have. It doesn't seem to melt into the buttercream like I would like it to.

lyndya Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 6:14pm
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Actually it was my first experience with edible images. I printed a corporate label and took it to my grocer bakery to print-was very happy with how it copied, and how it adhered to the fondant, just brushed on a little vodka to make it stick.

Price Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 6:29pm
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The paper I have is fine for attaching to fondant, but if I want to place an image on Butter cream it doesn't seem to melt in like it should. I always dampen my bc but it doesn't seem to help. I was wondering if there are different papers that might be better. I have been getting mine from KopyKake.

icingimages Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 8:56pm
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If the cookie cutter is good and sharp, it will go through. I usually use an exacto knife and it works well. If the icing sheet is not adhereing, generally you need more moisture. Vodka or water work fine. If you need to manipulate the image on the fondant, then use crisco. It doesnt absorb in as well and allows you to slide it around as needed. It will eventually connect solidly though

kerik Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:25pm
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Thanks everyone! One final question. How far in advance can they be made (specifically on fondant cupcake toppers) without therebeing an issue with colors bleeding or smearing?

icingimages Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 9:58pm
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Depending on the manufacturer of your product, you just need to keep them out of direct light until they are ready and you should be fine...

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