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post #1 of 16
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I have seen several cake toppers that are edible images. They appear to be on fondant that has been allowed to dry so that it can stand on top of the cake. However, I could be way off! Can anyone tell me how to make these toppers?
post #2 of 16
Roll out your fondant and moisten it with a damp paper towel or paintbrush so it's tacky.

Place your edible image on the fondant.

Trim the image and fondant together with an Xacto knife.

Allow to dry on a piece of foam sponge for a few days.

When you're ready to put it on the cake, glue a lollipop stick or skewer to the back with royal icing or melted chocolate.
post #3 of 16
I made my ps3 cake tv exactly that way. Let the rollerd and cut fondant+gumpaste dry and then barely dampened it w water and applied the image.
post #4 of 16
Just to clarify the way I do it...

I don't wait for the fondant or gumpaste to dry before adding the image. I place the image while the fondant is still fresh, then let it all dry together. I think the image bonds better to fresh fondant than to dried. YMMV icon_smile.gif
post #5 of 16
I would think they would both work, however, my thought is you would be better use the fondant before it drys as you will get a better adhereance to it.

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post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much! I always know where to turn for advice!
post #7 of 16
Does attaching an edible image on marzipan work the same as attaching it to fondant?
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by icingimages

I would think they would both work, however, my thought is you would be better use the fondant before it drys as you will get a better adhereance to it.



I will try this out next week - I have several smaller images on one sheet that I planned to cut out and place on small pieces of fondant and adhere to the cake sporadically. I think I will place the images onto the fondant before they dry as the thought of them 'drying together' is appealing.

My question is: with edible images, it's better to place them on a white iced background so that the colors show up better. Is this the same for fondant? I guess I should use a white background so the image is true to its color, huh?
post #9 of 16
Yes, you should place your EIs on white fondant. You can roll your fondant REALLY thin, if you need that type of effect.
post #10 of 16
Great...thank you!
post #11 of 16
How to make an icing image plaque tutorial:

http://cakecentral.com/articles/page/2

HTH
post #12 of 16
my edible image is going on fresh pastel yellow fondant- do you guys think using yellow will be an issue? Its a baby blanket with a team logo in EI and the client requested the blanket be yellow.. also- piping gel to adhere? crisco?? this is my first time!
post #13 of 16
Sure! I do it all the time. Cut your edible image out and attach it to a thin piece of fondant.

The image will adhere to the fondant by applying small amount of water to the fondant first and then attach image.

Here is a cake I did doing it this way...

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2104267

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post #14 of 16
thanks!!! Awesome cake! I did my cake last night- came out ok-- the only challenge was that the "blanket" is draped over the cake- so its not a flat surface... the edible image adhered but it is a bit pulled as a result... I am keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't pull any more-- but I think it will be ok. Will post a pic soon!
thanks for your help- I am looking forward to really using this printer!! ~Janean
post #15 of 16
If you are draping the fondant, try using Sugarveil. Images adhere great to it and it gives a fabric type feel.

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