TheOriginalCakeDiva Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 10:35pm
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Hi!

I've seen several cookies that appear to have clear edible image sheets on them like the cookie in this picture.  Can anyone please tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance!

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 10:50pm
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Hmm. Maybe somebody HAS retooled a flatbed plotter to use edible ink markers.icon_confused.gif

 

Seriously, though, my guess would be that unless somebody has successfully retooled a "media printer" to use edible ink, and accept cookies as media, the whole body of the baby carriage is a single piece of edible printing media, with hand-piped frosting layered both above and below.

 

It certainly makes more sense than somebody actually coming out with completely transparent, inkjet-printable, edible printing media. About the only material I can imagine, that would be transparent, thin, AND edible would be sheet gelatin. And I don't know how anybody could make that inkjet-printable.

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 10:58pm
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I would like to see the original image, if you have a link? I am sure the whole thing in a sugar sheet, but I would like to see if I can zoom in, and this picture is too small.

thecakewitch Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:39am
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maybe it's printed on colored icing sheets =>  http://www.icingimages.com/products.php?link=E&ppage=2&info=d6867706d62743d593f6a6

thecakewitch Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:42am
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I would like to see the original image, if you have a link? I am sure the whole thing in a sugar sheet, but I would like to see if I can zoom in, and this picture is too small.

i think this is the website it came from: http://www.beau-coup.com/personalized-baby-cookie-collection.htm

mariel9898 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:00am
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It might be edible ink pens.

jenmat Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:11am
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You can't see an edge at all around the message, and there would certainly be one- edible images are that thin. I would guess that either the whole of the icing is edible image and was laid on top of fondant, or just the colored part and then cut up with the cookie cutter used to cut out the original cookie. 

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 4:16am
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I am flabbergasted, but not curious enough to spend $144+ on some cookies I don't want, lol! I was convinced it was a sugar sheet from Icing Images, until I looked at the Moon image. If you see the bottom right corner, it is actually curved, and wraps around the icing on the cookie.

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Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 4:18am
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Maybe they have a person up there with some mad calligraphy skilz... I have seen some truly impossibly well done cakes, so it is within the realm of possibility.... 

KoryAK Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 4:56am

http://content.beau-coup.com/product-images/1317/1111/ducky-baby-shower-cookies-75.jpg

 

you can see it better on this one I think.  Cookie is outlined then flooded then the hand-cut edible image in a very close color is laid on top and then a border is piped around that.  Makes for a lovely cookie!

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 5:49am
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http://content.beau-coup.com/product-images/1317/1111/ducky-baby-shower-cookies-75.jpg

 

you can see it better on this one I think.  Cookie is outlined then flooded then the hand-cut edible image in a very close color is laid on top and then a border is piped around that.  Makes for a lovely cookie!

That is the image that convinced me it was a sugar sheet, or whatever, and I drew the exact same conclusion, that it was laid on and piped around,  but then saw the Moon one I posted, and was confused all over again!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 6:01am

Unless maybe somebody actually DID retool an inkjet printer that had a "media tray" for printing CDs, DVDs, and the like. You'd probably need a master machinist to do it, and you'd have to somehow ensure that the cookies were of absolutely consistent thickness, but as long as there's such a thing as an inkjet printer with a media tray, for which edible ink cartridges are made.

 

But to do that, they'd have to have also come up with an inkjet-printable frosting that could be flooded onto the cookies.

 

(And if we had some gin, we could make gin-and-tonic. If we had some tonic.)

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 6:31am
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl 

Unless maybe somebody actually DID retool an inkjet printer that had a "media tray" for printing CDs, DVDs, and the like. You'd probably need a master machinist to do it, and you'd have to somehow ensure that the cookies were of absolutely consistent thickness, but as long as there's such a thing as an inkjet printer with a media tray, for which edible ink cartridges are made.

 

But to do that, they'd have to have also come up with an inkjet-printable frosting that could be flooded onto the cookies.

 

(And if we had some gin, we could make gin-and-tonic. If we had some tonic.)

LOL!!! I do that all the time, but with dinner ;-) "we should have cheese burgers, but we need buns...and cheese....and burgers!...Let's have pizza!

meriem Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 9:17am

AI also think its a full printed image cut to shape, stuck onto icing then they piped over the edges, looks really nice though.

cazza1 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 10:38am

Thanks everyone for giving me something new to try
 

cazza1 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 10:39am

I should clarify that that is the cookies, not the gin and tonic without the gin and without the tonic!!!

Margaret393 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:16pm

I agree with meriam - "full printed image cut to shape and stuck on"

 

Icing sheets (edible printing paper are usually available in white or off white only - but choice of background colour can be filled in on screen using picture formatting tools in MS Word - text boxes can also be inserted  (with borders around text boxes removed before printing),

 

Icing sheets can be cut to size - fit any purpose.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Margaret393

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by Margaret393 

I agree with meriam - "full printed image cut to shape and stuck on"

 

Icing sheets (edible printing paper are usually available in white or off white only - but choice of background colour can be filled in on screen using picture formatting tools in MS Word - text boxes can also be inserted  (with borders around text boxes removed before printing),

 

Icing sheets can be cut to size - fit any purpose.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Margaret393

Icing Images has colored sheets. Pastels, brights, black and brown.

Annabakescakes Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:22pm
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Icing Images has colored sheets. Pastels, brights, black and brown.

And some pearlescent ones, too.

lindseyjhills Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:40pm

You can buy foodsafe transfer sheets that you can use to make your own chocolate transfer sheets. You print a mirror image of your design/wording on the sheet and then use as you would any chocolate transfer. I think they have adapted that to the iced cookie. http://www.thecakedecoratingcompany.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=112_243&products_id=2195
 

-K8memphis Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:01pm
Margaret393 Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 3:58pm

Thanks Annabakescakes for the information on coloured icing sheets. One of the the great things about Cake Central that you learn something new every day!

 

I love this website!!!

 

Maragret393

motherofgrace Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 5:24pm

I am liking your idea. Make your own rub on transfer!

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