suzied Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 8:25am
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Is there any harm in placing a laminated picture on top of a cake, may i know please - just a cheaper option to an edible image. thanks.

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Jenise Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 11:02am
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I would think that would be fine, especially if you back it with either fondant or gumpaste. Also, you would have to make sure that everyone understands that the image is not edible. HTH

suzied Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 1:22am
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Thanks Jenise for your reply.

Its going to be a butter cream cake. was worried about the plastic touching the cake. As you say, Fondant backing to the rescue !!

pieceofcake561 Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 2:10am
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I've used a laminated picture before with no issues. I laminated the photo and then trimmed the lamination and photo down. I was afraid the buttercream would seep between the lamination and distort the photo at the time. However, it turned out fine. I even hollowed out the cake, placed a mini baking tin inside & threw in some LEDs so the photo glowed. Everyone loved it and there were no issues. Hope that helps icon_smile.gif

Bakingangel Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 3:35am
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You could use parchment paper instead of fondant. Attach parchment with a little bc.

suzied Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 3:56am
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Thanks Linda/Pieceofcake561. Even if i place some sort of backing to the picture, when i lift it up to cut and serve, is there anything that i can do before hand so that all the bc wont come out along with the picture. i dont want to lose the b.c. icing. Unless when i ice the cake, let the icing dry a bit and then place the picture on top and then do a border around the picture ( i may hav answered my own question!!!!) Tks.

debidehm Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 5:32pm
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Someone said to put in on fondant first, then apply to the cake. Great idea! But why not go a step further, and make the fondant look like a picture frame, then insert the picture into it?! icon_smile.gif

DeniseNH Posted 27 Jul 2012 , 12:08am
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You could sprinkle a little powdered sugar over the icing under the picture then frame it with icing.

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