Edible Images On Fondant?

Decorating By sweettooth622 Updated 24 Nov 2011 , 3:41pm by icingimages

sweettooth622 Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 12:36am
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I'm sorry if this question has been asked already, but I'm reading the instructions for printing with edible ink on premium frosting sheets and it says nothing about applying them to a cake covered in fondant....only "frosting". Is there anything I should know before giving it a try on fondant? This stuff is awfully expensive to be experimenting with. Thanks in advance icon_biggrin.gif

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SugarplumYum Posted 23 Nov 2011 , 5:22am
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I just paint the back of the sugar sheet with a thin layer of water using a soft, flat artist's paintbrush, then stick the sheet onto the fondant. It's not easily repositionable & may tear or smear if you try to move it once you stick it down, so make sure you're careful in your placement when you apply it! If you'd like to be able to reposition, you can also try painting the back with buttercream frosting--it's a bit more forgiving. I've done both, but use water more frequently, because it doesn't squish out the sides.

icingimages Posted 24 Nov 2011 , 3:41pm
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Hi: If you want to reposition your icing sheet, you are better off using crisco. It makes it easy to move around. Also, it may be better to dampen the fondant if using water. YOu can lay a damp paper towel on the fondant for speed. Also, any time you need information, you can log in to your account on the icing images website and you have all types of documentation on how to do things! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

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