I was wondering if anyone knows a good software program to use when adding edible pictures to a cake ..
I am a sweet treat creator !!!!!!
I am a sweet treat creator !!!!!!
I find rice paper far easier to use than icing sheets. Today I needed to use my printer and I could not get the icing sheets off the backing. I eventually resorted to using rice paper instead as it is so easy. It actually feels and acts like paper and then you just dampen the back of it with water and stick it to your fondant. I do alot of my pre-printing work in microsoft publisher as I am familiar with this and can add backgrounds, move things around etc.
There are three types of paper on the market, Rice, Potato, and Sugar.
RIce and potato do not have background, they are chewier and do not taste as good as Sugar, but they are les expensive than sugar.. Sugar or Icing Sheets taste great, melt in to the cake more than rice or potato and they have a backing. Icing Sheets can be made by different manufacturers. Each manufacture does things a bit differently. Our Icing Images Premium Icing Sheets have a clear backing and the sheet runs edge to edge giving you more icing sheet area. They feature their easy peel backing for ease and they taste great.
To answer your question regarding software. Most icing sheet companies will have some sort of free printing program available. They will do the basic editing. You can use any software when printing on 8.5x11 or 8.5x14 sheets, but when you are printing the multiple up such as 2.5" circles that are 12 up or the 1.25" circles that are 48 per sheet, you would want to use the companies software at least for printing.
I hope this helps.
I use a program that I paid for called wrapcandy. I purchased it over 10 years ago, and always get good results. I can do cake strips, to circles, any size, I can even use any of the 1000's of fonts to print anything I want. It even puts shadows around ovals and other shapes to create a dramatic antique effect on pictures.
Basically, the way it works, you open the program, determine the size you want to use, and it creats a template for you, and then prints as many as a page will fit.
ie: if I wanted to make very small cookies, say, 1-1/2" round, I would open the program, and choose my 1.5 size, and then it creats a box. I import the image, clipart, background, etc into the program and then scale it down to fit inside the square.
Then I bring up the circle to place inside, and it will steal colors off anything you import, so that your border matches whatever you are going to print.
I can then bring up and add fonts, and make them arc, wave, or a half circle, as in the pic above. Note, this is just a quick sample of what you can do. I will get 35 top my icing pages using this size.
I LOVE this software program, and it was the best $$$ I ever spent. Helped me make lots of $$$ when I lived in Texas.
OK, I will try to explain it a little better.
I can make any size template however I want
Circles, rectangles, squares, etc.
I get my size needed, and open a clean screen to work on.
I chose to do 3 cake wraps, these are all 2.5 high x over 10" long
I then import whatever backgrounds, pictures, photos, etc. I want to use and clean it up, either by cropping, shadowing, or just sizing it to what I need.
I took three 12 x 12 digital scrapbook backgrounds and resized then cropped them to fit the area I will need.
Then I print this creation on my printer using icing paper from icingimages.
The sample below is what I just did, took me less than a minute.
I can save this for future use as a jpeg, png, etc.
Hope I explained it better.
I am assuming you want a software program to create things to print off using your edible ink printer? What kinds of things, please be a little more specific.