I have just ordered my first Canon Edible Printer! I am very excited about using it. I have read the articles on this web site about edible images and frosting sheets. However, I was hoping that I can get more information from people who have used these.
1. Can I make a edible image in advance? If so, how much in advance and how do I store a pre-made image.
2. If I attach the image to fondant to make a picture plaque, how do I store it if I want the fondant to dry hard so that I can prop it up?
3. Does the sheets have to be left in the fridge?
Thank you folks!
1) Yes you can. I have had them printed for me up to two weeks in advance. I just put them back in the plastic sleeve and then in a ziplock bag to keep the air off of it. If it gets to much air then it dries out and breaks when you take it off of the baking
2) Once I put the image on fondant or gumpaste I trim (before the fondant or gumpaste starts to harden or get a "crust") and then just sit on the counter for a few days to dry completely. I usually let it sit for about 24 hrs before I turn it over to make sure that it is stiff and won't move on me. Here are a couple of cakes where I did this with the image.
3) I have never stored sheets in a fridge, i have not heard of this before either. maybe someone else has more info on this?
I appreciate your help on this! Your cakes look great!