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post #16 of 34
WOW!!! Loving it! Thanks again Lisa!!
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post #17 of 34
Has anyone experienced color bleeding on the printed image...specifically blues?

I wonder if it's from the freezer or something. Over time, like say 6 hours, certain colors tend to bleed into the white part of the image. icon_confused.gif

Has this happened to anyone else?
post #18 of 34
I've always put mine in the freezer for about 5 minutes or longer before I'm ready to put it on the cake. Then you must take it out and peel it fast and get it on the cake as fast as you can. If you wait too long, it will re-stick to the paper. I've only had problems when I've cut down the image (I had made a sheet of six Yu-gi-oh cards for my son's birthday cake and didn't leave a border on them). I think you need to leave a little border around the image if you are cutting it down. I had some tear on me in the corners a little but I just put them back into the freezer until they were hard again.
post #19 of 34
I have never had any problems with colors bleeding, but I could never get my icing sheets to let go of the backing. I have found a method that works for me though. I take my biggest kitchen knife I have and start at a corner and slowly slide it in between the two and the rest seems to come off with no problem. I haven't had any tear since using this method. I usually print off my image at least a day or two in advance let it dry for about a half hour or so then put it back in my ziplock bag. I must say I do love my edible image printer! Kopycake now has the refillable cartidges for the Epson printers for everyone who has that brand{I found that out after trying to refill my blue tank with black, not on intentionally}
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post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by sunlover00

Has anyone experienced color bleeding on the printed image...specifically blues?

I wonder if it's from the freezer or something. Over time, like say 6 hours, certain colors tend to bleed into the white part of the image. icon_confused.gif

Has this happened to anyone else?



Is this before or after you put it on the cake?

Also...try not to put your images in the freezer unless they're part of an ice cream/frozen cake. If the image isn't peeling easily from the backing, it needs longer to dry. You can let it set out at room temp or speed up the drying process with a blow dryer.
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post #21 of 34
I must have been just lucky, mine was printed at a shop, they told me to store it in a ziplock, room temperature, until I needed it (I used it the same day) and it came right off...
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post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by mkerton

I must have been just lucky, mine was printed at a shop, they told me to store it in a ziplock, room temperature, until I needed it (I used it the same day) and it came right off...



It was more than luck icon_smile.gif The longer the frosting sheets are stored, the drier they become and the easier they are to peel. Too dry though and they become brittle. Most grocery stores, bakeries and shops keep them on hand so they're not as moist as the ones you might buy from a place like Kopykake (direct from the manufacturer). Moist is good though especially if you'll be cutting images out or storing the sheets long term.
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post #23 of 34
thanks for the info Lisa!
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post #24 of 34
i have a question...maybe Lisa will have the answer icon_smile.gif I am making a cake for Sunday and need to use an edible image. I am buying it from a local bakery. So when do I go get it made? Friday...Saturday...or Sunday? And when they give it to me, I know I put it in a zip loc...but then what? Keep it at room temp until I am getting ready to use and then put it in the freezer? If anyone knows..I would appreciate the info.

-Ashly
post #25 of 34
yep keep it in the bag room temp and u will be fine
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post #26 of 34
I have just done my first edible image. I LOVED IT! I did notice that the colors bled a little. Some right in the middle of the picture and a little around the edges. It was fine that day but then that night it bled. I put the cake with the image on it (put the image on the cake the night before, is that a no-no?) then put it in the fridge because the icing was diabetic icing with the cream cheese in it. Maybe I should have waited to put the image on it? Also, how long does it take for the frosting sheets to go brittle. I store mine in the fridge (is that also a no-no?) in the packaging kopykake sent it to me in, so a ziploc bag and then a cardboard envelope.

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post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by gibson

I have just done my first edible image. I LOVED IT! I did notice that the colors bled a little. Some right in the middle of the picture and a little around the edges. It was fine that day but then that night it bled. I put the cake with the image on it (put the image on the cake the night before, is that a no-no?) then put it in the fridge because the icing was diabetic icing with the cream cheese in it. Maybe I should have waited to put the image on it? Also, how long does it take for the frosting sheets to go brittle. I store mine in the fridge (is that also a no-no?) in the packaging kopykake sent it to me in, so a ziploc bag and then a cardboard envelope.

Thanks!



The bleeding was because of the type of icing. Icings with a higher water content like cream cheese or whipped cream ones can cause the colors in the images to run. Keeping it in the fridge was a good idea but you might want to apply the image as close to serving time as possible whenever you use those kinds of icings.

It's also okay to store the images in the fridge tightly sealed in the heavy ziploc bag especially if you live in a dry climate.

How long it takes the sheets to become brittle depends on how old they were when you bought them, your climate and how they are stored.
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post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by ashlymomx2

i have a question...maybe Lisa will have the answer icon_smile.gif I am making a cake for Sunday and need to use an edible image. I am buying it from a local bakery. So when do I go get it made? Friday...Saturday...or Sunday? And when they give it to me, I know I put it in a zip loc...but then what? Keep it at room temp until I am getting ready to use and then put it in the freezer? If anyone knows..I would appreciate the info.

-Ashly



Like trent posted, you can have images printed up well in advance and they'll be fine stored tightly sealed in the ziploc bag. You'll want to store printed images out of direct light. Don't put them in the freezer. It should peel really easily when you're ready to apply it to the frosted cake but if it doesn't, let it air dry a bit or speed up the drying with a blow dryer.
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post #29 of 34
Thanks so much Lisa!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #30 of 34

I have been using edible images for over a year. Just put some on a cake, matching cookies, and cupcakes yesterday.  Some of them went on buttercream, some on fondant.  They did not "melt".  I can still lift off big pieces!!  Any advise to save all this work.  I lightly sprayed surface with water before applying. 

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