Edible Image W/ Glace?

Baking By OneCreativeCookie Updated 16 Mar 2011 , 10:11pm by Jess0214

OneCreativeCookie Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 3:55am
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Hi All,
I'm about to pull the trigger and order my edible printer, but am looking for some tips from anyone who has used glace with the icing sheets. I know other icings have been used with success, but I've built my business on a variation of Toba's glace and don't want to change that just to use the icing sheets. Anyone have experience with this?
Thanks!!

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motherofgrace Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 4:16am
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i have, works fine

OneCreativeCookie Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 1:26pm
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Thanks, motherofgrace! Do you let your glace dry completely and then wet your sugar paper w/ corn syrup or do you set the image while the glace is wet?

motherofgrace Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 4:07pm
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I set it n while the glace is still wet. ?I have not tried it any otehr way icon_smile.gif

OneCreativeCookie Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 4:11pm
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Many thanks! I'm getting a single sheet printed by a friend who has a machine and I'm going to experiment icon_smile.gif

The RI folks seem to be letting it dry completely and then using corn syrup to glue the image on later...I'm glad that you do it right away! I'm always pressed right up to the last minute icon_redface.gif

Thanks again!

motherofgrace Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 4:25pm
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im not sure if i could use corn syrup on top of the glace just becace its made with it, you knwo what I mean?

I know some people use piping gel.

icingimages Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 9:20pm
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I would think the best way is to put the image on while the glaze is wet.

robinseggs Posted 4 Mar 2011 , 6:27pm
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I just did my first edible images on glace cookies this week. I put the images on while the glace was wet. It worked perfectly.
Just curious. Which printer are you buying? I really want one.

icingimages Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 2:12pm
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In choosing an edible printer, you will want to choose a canon. They have removable printheads so that you can take it out and clean it if necessary. Epsons do not have that option. So if you have a clog, you are stuck.

OneCreativeCookie Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 4:58pm
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Originally Posted by robinseggs

I just did my first edible images on glace cookies this week. I put the images on while the glace was wet. It worked perfectly.
Just curious. Which printer are you buying? I really want one.




Thanks so much for letting me know about your test run! I have a friend printing me one sheet this weekend so I can play around with it. Then I will likely purchase the Canon printer set-up from Icing Images! Just want to confirm with my sample before I actually make the purchase...but I'm so excited about it! icon_smile.gif

cakemamaof3 Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 5:51pm
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So, I'm new to all of this and the edible printers sound sooo cool. My question is, is there a specific canon printer that you have to use with the edible ink or is it just any? I've searched for edible canon printer and it came up with so many!! Very confusing.

icingimages Posted 5 Mar 2011 , 8:05pm
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The best ones out there right now are listed on our website, but the are the Canon ip3600 and mp560. Either of them are fine. One has a scanner built in and the other is just a printer

OneCreativeCookie Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 3:27pm
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions! For those of you who use edible images, do you pipe around the edge of your image or otherwise treat the edges? I did some test cookies last week and am happy with the flexibility that edible imaging will offer me for writing/logos, but am perplexed by how to deal with the edges of the image. I would love to be able to use the machine to print names/dates/table numbers, etc. and attach them to cake shaped cookies, but becuase the edges of the images are so distinct, I'm struggling with how to do this in a way that looks nice. My first attempt looked like I just glued some paper to the top of my cookie icon_wink.gif LOL!

Suggestions for using edible images where the shape of your image and the shape of your cookie aren't the same?

Thanks so much!!!

Jess0214 Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 11:26pm
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I have used a few things on the edges of my cookies. Edible glitter, a thin piping of butter cream, depending upon the size of the cookie, I have used small piece of candy m&m's etc. Be creative you can use just about anything Good Luck

Kellycreations Posted 15 Mar 2011 , 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by robinseggs

I just did my first edible images on glace cookies this week. I put the images on while the glace was wet. It worked perfectly.
Just curious. Which printer are you buying? I really want one.




Do you have a picture of the cookies you made, would love to see the results, thanks icon_smile.gif

OneCreativeCookie Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:00am
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Here's a shot of the test cookies I did last week...they aren't perfect, but they were a decent test. If it doesn't show up in this attachment, I'll put it in my gallery icon_smile.gif

OneCreativeCookie Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:05am
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Originally Posted by OneCreativeCookie

Here's a shot of the test cookies I did last week...they aren't perfect, but they were a decent test. If it doesn't show up in this attachment, I'll put it in my gallery icon_smile.gif




Yep. Had to put them in my gallery. Was a tiny file in the right format, but wouldn't attach to the post. Sorry!

motherofgrace Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:31am
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Very good job!

OneCreativeCookie Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:33am
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Very good job!




Aw, thanks icon_redface.gif

motherofgrace Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:46am
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I always have a lifted edge, so i put coloured sugar around the edges!

Kellycreations Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 12:52am
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Originally Posted by OneCreativeCookie

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Originally Posted by OneCreativeCookie

Here's a shot of the test cookies I did last week...they aren't perfect, but they were a decent test. If it doesn't show up in this attachment, I'll put it in my gallery icon_smile.gif



Yep. Had to put them in my gallery. Was a tiny file in the right format, but wouldn't attach to the post. Sorry!




Thanks, very nice I will have to give Toba's recipe a try icon_smile.gif

Jess0214 Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 10:11pm
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Canon printer these are he easiest to use and to maintain. I use a machine I purchased from PhotoFrost mine is the Canon ip3600, but they also have an all in one machine the MP620 both use the same cartridges, but one needs a computer and one does not require one. I like to work through my compter using a imaging program you always get better pictures that way

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