sfandm Posted 25 Jul 2012 , 10:11pm
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I am wanting some info on how they work. I just got my printer, gonna buy ink soon, but a little confused about the process. If anyone has done this, please share your ideas, thoughts.

Many thanks.

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kakeladi Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 12:57am
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Well, the site seems to be running very, very slow and I don't have much time to pick out more of the ones I have done. It's very easy to put frosting sheet/Edible Images on a cake - especially a sheet cake icon_smile.gif Just use fresh b'cream icing &/or *lightly* brush the area of icing that the pic will fit into and quickly place it. You really only have ONE chance to get it placed properly so it's best to work w/smaller pix or place them on a thin plaque of fondant or gumpaste before placing on the cake. Once
you have placed it, it is very helpful to use a fondant smoother tool to lightly go over it and make sure no bubbles form. If there are any use a pin (a corsage/hat pin is great) to prick them from the underside of the bubble.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1330237/good-luck-leprechaun
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1331635/fishing-for-retiree
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1379948/barbie-oval
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1378612/betsey-holds-her-flag

Also check out my photos for more ideas.

KoryAK Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 5:47pm
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These are on FB so hopefully the links will work...

This is a 1.25" coin:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/s720x720/8064_10150985601998212_252937253_n.jpg

These are the 2" coins that we usually do:
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/465536_10150846555008212_1857896434_o.jpg

sfandm Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 8:28pm
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OM Heavens KORYAK, those pink girly ones are AWESOME! I love the colors, and Kakeladi I love the photos!! Thanks girls for sharing. KoryAK, am I right in assuming you laid the coins over fondant maybe? I want to use Chocolate clay instead, and I am going to make the MM Fondant tomorrow, to taste, before I commit to using fondant at all. I hope it will work. I have also read somewhere that I can brush on piping gel to adhere the ee's to whatever I am doing, have you heard of this?

Thanks again ladies!! icon_smile.gif

kakeladi Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 9:14pm
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......read somewhere that I can brush on piping gel to adhere the ee's to whatever I am doing,...heard of this?....

Yes, piping gel can be used. Just make sure it is *VERY!* thin coating....in fact onceit is applied that the edge of your spatula and scrape it over the area to remove even more - that's how thin the coating should be icon_smile.gif

KoryAK Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 10:25pm
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Both of the cupcakes in the photos had the plain EIs just laid on. I use SMBC that doesn't crust so I can add it anytime but if you use ABC or another crusting BC then you can just do it right away. Another way we do it here is to adhere the EI coin to fondant with water, cut that out larger with a straight or scalloped round cutter, dry them out, then apply to the cupcake. This is what you would do if you wanted something you could stick in the top of the cupcake or lean against the front for added dimension.

sfandm Posted 26 Jul 2012 , 11:26pm
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KoryAK, that was my next question, and you just answered it, thank you so much.

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