Edible Paper Sheet Music

Decorating By Lozenger Updated 4 Apr 2014 , 3:43pm by hbquikcomjamesl

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Lozenger Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 10:34am
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Hi everyone,


I want to use Sheet Music to line a cake board for a Guitar Cake I am making, I don't have access to an edible printer and can't seem to find anyone to do it for me.


So my question is, can you put edible paper into a normal printer?

I understand that it's not safe to eat and this is only a family cake - so it won't be eaten.

If I could put normal paper or card on the board without the "grease" soaking into it, I would :)


However, I'm worried the edible paper will get stuck or chew up my printer or something?


Please can someone give me some advice?


Thanks so much


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Dayti Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 11:25am
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I have never done it, but I think that if you can change your printer settings so it thinks it is printing on thick paper/card, it might work. Edible paper printers are the same as non-edible printers, just with food colouring in the cartridges. It shouldn't get stuck...they don't get stuck in the edible printers.

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DeniseNH Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 11:56am
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Why not use any old paper you want then head on to your local big box store and pick up a roll of clear sticky-backed shelf liner paper and just protect the music paper and board with it.  Place your cake on a cardboard round the same size as the cake it's on and before you put the cake on the music paper - place double sided tape onto the  covered paper as your non-skid mat. 

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cupadeecakes Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 1:42pm
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I agree - just print on regular paper, cover the cake board and then seal using clear contact paper.

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 4 Apr 2014 , 3:43pm
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I agree. If you're not using edible ink, then you definitely do not want to be printing on edible media, especially for a food-contact surface. The whole point of edible media is not just that it's edible, but that it fuses with any moist surface it comes into contact with. So if you printed on it with non-edible ink, then set a cake on top of it, you'd end up with your non-edibly-printed score stuck to the bottom of your cake.


You're not, I presume, going to be feeding people the cake board. So it doesn't need to be edible, and neither does anything used to decorate it; just food-safe for prolonged contact. Personally, rather than clear shelf-lining material, I'd be inclined to use some sort of clear food-wrapping material to isolate the cake from the printed score pages. (Indeed, this may turn out to be the first legitimate use to date for that "press-n-seal" wrap [I find that stuff completely useless for its intended purpose, as it doesn't stick very well if there's even a hint of condensation present, and it does leave adhesive residue].)

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