Anyone Ever Tried Edible Paper....

Decorating By Jeff_Arnett Updated 11 Mar 2011 , 3:07am by icingimages

Jeff_Arnett Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:06am
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in their edible image printer instead of a frosting sheet?

The paper's made from potatoes....sure cheaper than frosting sheets....plus the last pack I used the frosting sheets would not stay on the backing paper.....they came off before the went into the printer or during and a lot just made a big mess.

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tlreetz Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:16am
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I've seen cupcake papers made out of that paper, you bake your cupcake in them and eat the cupcake with the "paper" on....no taste or texture added to the cupcake itself! I think if you can find white, it would be GREAT!! Where did you find it? I would like to try it in my printer! icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:24am
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Yes Jeff I have - With *some* success. I had two different printers. It worked great in the one but made a horrible gobby mess in the other icon_sad.gif
I cannot tell you now anything about either printer (make/model etc) as that was years ago.
The colors are not as nice.....nor the pic as sharp, clear but it does work.

sherrywarf Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:27am
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I use wafer paper a lot in mine. You just put it in the same way you do icing sheets...but shiny/flat side up. Let it dry a little bit before using. They don't really have a taste to them. The only way for me to describe the taste is: have you ever had those little wafers for communion at church? Very similar taste to those. Also, you have to be really careful with what you use to adhere them to your cake. Water will just make them disintegrate. I usually use piping gel but someone else may know a better way. HTH! icon_twisted.gif

tlreetz Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:30am
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Found a website that has great prices on the "paper"

http://www.cakeart.us/index.cfm/fa/categories.main/parentcat/14436

tlreetz Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 2:44am
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Originally Posted by sherrywarf

I use wafer paper a lot in mine. You just put it in the same way you do icing sheets...but shiny/flat side up. Let it dry a little bit before using. They don't really have a taste to them. The only way for me to describe the taste is: have you ever had those little wafers for communion at church? Very similar taste to those. Also, you have to be really careful with what you use to adhere them to your cake. Water will just make them disintegrate. I usually use piping gel but someone else may know a better way. HTH! icon_twisted.gif





What a helpful post! I was wondering how you would attach them! Thank you!
Do you have a place you prefer to purchse them? Please share.

icingimages Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 3:07am
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There are also different brands of frosting sheets that produce different results. I researched potato and rice before I sold the icing sheets. I was drawn to them because of the price, but found that most people pulled them off before eating the cake. The frosting sheets, depending on the brand, taste more like the confection you are creating. But different brands of icing sheets behave differently.

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