CandiBakes Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 3:31pm
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Is it possible to print on a regular piece of paper (non-edible) and attach it to a piece of fondant? I’m trying to make a plaque (fondant) and I don’t have a printer for edible sheets. Thanks!! 

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CandiBakes Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:12pm
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Is this not possible at all? Or am I not making sense of what I'm asking? TIA

CandiBakes Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:14pm
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Please! Anyone?

as you wish Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:19pm
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ASo, you want to print a picture on regular printer paper and attach it to fondant to decorate a cake? I am not an expert on what is toxic and what isn't, but I wouldn't be doing that.

CandiBakes Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:25pm
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So, you want to print a picture on regular printer paper and attach it to fondant to decorate a cake? I am not an expert on what is toxic and what isn't, but I wouldn't be doing that.

Yes, I'm just using it as a decoration...it's not directly going on the cake and obviously it wont be eaten. I just wanted to know if the paper would stick to the fondant. 

faroha Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:37pm
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AI don't think the paper will stick to the fondant unless you would like brush it with something that would make it stick. I would honestly not do that unless the picture is edible !

as you wish Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:41pm
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Yes, I'm just using it as a decoration...it's not directly going on the cake and obviously it wont be eaten. I just wanted to know if the paper would stick to the fondant. 

Oh, I get it. I have never tried doing that, so maybe someone else will have a better idea, but you would at least have to get the paper wet to make it stick (and probably use something to keep it stuck) and I know that regular printer paper buckles and wrinkles when it gets wet, so I don't think it would work for you.

BeesKnees578 Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:49pm
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I have done it before in a pinch and it worked just fine.

 

I damped a paper towel and gently wiped it over the dried fondant disks I was using.

 

Placed the round paper cutouts on it.  I'm sure you could use a thin coat of piping gel or something....

 

I also used my extruder and put borders around the dried fondant circles just to make sure it would keep the edges down.

 

Good luck!  And of course, I made sure to tell them they were not edible at all!

CandiBakes Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:51pm
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Oh, I get it. I have never tried doing that, so maybe someone else will have a better idea, but you would at least have to get the paper wet to make it stick (and probably use something to keep it stuck) and I know that regular printer paper buckles and wrinkles when it gets wet, so I don't think it would work for you.

You're right....I don't know why I didn't think of it (paper buckling). Thanks!! :)

CandiBakes Posted 15 Jan 2014 , 4:53pm

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Originally Posted by BeesKnees578 
 

I have done it before in a pinch and it worked just fine.

 

I damped a paper towel and gently wiped it over the dried fondant disks I was using.

 

Placed the round paper cutouts on it.  I'm sure you could use a thin coat of piping gel or something....

 

I also used my extruder and put borders around the dried fondant circles just to make sure it would keep the edges down.

 

Good luck!  And of course, I made sure to tell them they were not edible at all!

Awesome! Thanks! 

zinger60 Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 12:38am

When I attach a paper label to a cake with fondant, I use double stick tape to attach waxed paper to the back of the label.  Then I use piping gel to attach it to the cake.  Using the waxed paper under the label will keep the non-edible ink from coming through the paper onto the fondant, which would be eaten. 

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