Can I Apply Edible Image To Fondant Before Placing On Cake?

Decorating By BatterUpCake Updated 28 Aug 2014 , 2:02am by shannon79

BatterUpCake Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:21am
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A friend wants the cake below...I am guessing that one was airbrushed. I would have to have the image printed and apply to fondant. I think (never used these images before) it would be easier to put on flat fondant then on the cake....but then I wonder about cracking and other disasters. I realize the skulls would stretch some... What would be the best way to do this...


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ddaigle Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:37am
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That is a super cool cake.   I would never put an image on first.   It would not work.   The process of getting a smooth outcome will ruin the images.  Maybe you could print a bunch of those images on the cake after you have put on the fondant...then add the airbursh as a touch up to blend/hide the edges?  I would cover the cake in black fondant...then put on the images...then add the airbrush highlights.   Good luck.

BatterUpCake Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:41am
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I don't do airbrushing (yet!) And it costs me 8 to get an image printed....I guess I could put as many single skulls as I can fit on and 8X11 then cut them out and overlap it is only going to be a 6" single tier...this is just the pic she sent....Thanks...I figured it wouldn't work to put the image on first but I was hoping someone would know of some super cool trick

Bosbo Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 2:53pm
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AYou could add two image sheets at put the flowers along the seam which would run around the top circular edge

So add one circular image to the top after the fondant has been placed then add one wide strip all around the side

And then add something along the seam to hide it, like those black frangipanis

Some edible image paper is really thin and much better placed on white fondant. But then some is thicker and can be placed on any colour.

BatterUpCake Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 4:38pm
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Well I got 16 skulls printed o an 8x11 sheet. I am only doing a 6" cake since it will be a small dinner. I am making a large black rose as the centerpiece and I am going to paint the edges of the petals with silver. I was thinking silver beads around teh bottom...not enough time to do too many flowers

BatterUpCake Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 12:23pm
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well I am cutting out the little skulls and putting them all over. But you can see a definite edge for each one...I thought they would dissolve once they were wet but it looks like I stuck stickers on my cake! Still looks good from a couple of feet away but up close...uggghh. Ran out of skulls so I am waiting for the cake store to open. 

BatterUpCake Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 3:27pm
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Next time I definitely use a whole sheet around the sides rather than trying to place individual "stickers". Then I will just fill the top with something else. Or just learn to airbrush! HAHAHA! But my first rose turned out well

Bosbo Posted 30 Jul 2013 , 10:47pm
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AThat looks really good :-)

BatterUpCake Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 12:09am
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Well when I delivered it I overheard from the bathroom "that is the best cake I ever tasted!" Thank you MacsMom!!!

Bosbo Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 12:29am
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This is the method i was talking about, but use two images and pipe in between, but i thought you could add black roses rather than piping, of course the images on the top and sides won't line up with one another unless you can find a program than can make a cylindrical image, but if you have a border of black roses the two images will be rather separated so no one would probably notice.

BatterUpCake Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 12:34am
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well that would have probably been easier but i didnt really want to pipe a border at the top this time...thank you for the compliments!

carmijok Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 8:15am
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AI think you did an awesome job! I did a really close up look on my iPad and think it looks really smooth. Great job! Where did you find your skulls....Google search?

BatterUpCake Posted 31 Jul 2013 , 10:19am
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yep....then I placed them on a word doc in a couple different sizes and had the cake store make the edible sheet. I put a glaze on it so the edges turned out to be less noticeable. Thank you. I appreciate your feedback!

shannon79 Posted 28 Aug 2014 , 2:02am
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Where can you get fondant sheets printed? Someone just asked me if i could do the wedding cake version of it on line.  Can you get large sheets printed? also what did you use for a glaze over it?you did a great job!!

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