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How do I apply an edible image to fondant without the image bleeding? (I heard water will make it bleed through). What is the correct method to put on the icing sheet?
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I have been using my edible image machine for over 10 years, it has been great. I do alot of wedding cakes, and I do what you call wallpapering the the wedding cake. I can take any design from scraping book designs and using my edible image machine , print and wrap the cake in the design the bride choses. I also will 2-D or 3-D the prints to make it look more professional and not cheesy looking. Now on to how to apply to fondant. Use some piping gel with a very light mixture of water with a good soft artist brush. Mix well. More piping gel, then water, Just a small amount of water. Put that on the fondant and then very carefully lay the edible image on the fondant, working it with your hand in a soft patting or soft circular motion, so not to rip the edible image. You have about a 1 minute to work with image before it becomes to soft. Take your time and work with it with patience, its easy. Hope this helps. Lisa icon_biggrin.gif
post #3 of 33
Hi Lisa, Welcome to CC!! I am interested in knowing more about wallpapering....I am just getting into edible images but would like to know how to this technique as well..Is there a certain site I go to get the prints?


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post #4 of 33
Just go to the craft stores, like Micheal's Crafts or Hobby Lobby, etc. Go to the scrap booking section and have fun. You can take that print and print onto your icing sheets and cut and measure according to the size you are wanting for your cake. I use a nice heavy ruler and a very sharp xacto knife to cut my edible image icing sheets. It gives me a clean , sharp cut. Sometimes scissors will give you a ragged edge. Make sure to store your icing sheets well. Air is the killer for them. Make sure your icing sheets are very flexible before you put them in your machine. Not brittle or it will break off in the machine and give a not so clean image. Always use fresh soft sheets of icing sheets. I have a big file of images from all types, sports, baby, flowers, scrolls greeting cards.etc. You can buy them anywhere and print them onto your icing sheets. Let me know if you have any more questions. thumbs_up.gif
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What do you mean take any print..Do you buy paper and scan it? do you buy some sort of program and load it into your computer?

Sorry not sure what you mean icon_redface.gificon_redface.gif

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Yes any print of paper type. That is just a print. You are not laying that on the cake. The paper print is being copied onto the icing sheet from the printer. Also of course its all edible ink. So all your doing is copying what ever print you are wanting to transfer onto the cake. YOu don't have to buy any program, yes they have them, but you can get better stuff by just going to the craft store and buying your own and getting more options and in my opinion more beautiful prints. Whatever I see , I pick up. Please, glad to help you. Send me the questions, love answering icon_biggrin.gif
post #7 of 33
Okay so let me get this straight....you scan the scrap booking paper..Then you use your edible image printer to copy the print you scanned....sounds wonderful!..What brand of paper and inks,image program are you using?

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post #8 of 33
Please don't say your sorry, thats what this website is for. and I love it. Yes, to your questions. It's so great to have such a place to learn from all levels of decorators. If you need any image icing sheets, inks, etc. go to Photofrost.com. He also has alot of information on many things that will answer all your questions. Also they address any problems on tutorials on the website. I have known them for many years personally. In fact I introduced them to I.C.E.S . Now every year they go to the conventions here in the U.S. Let me know if you need anything else? icon_biggrin.gif
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Thanks Lisa..I do appreciate your time....I can't wait to get started.

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post #10 of 33
Lisa,

What do you mean by 2-D or 3-D the prints? I think this technique that is going on my ever growing list of things to try!

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post #11 of 33
Let me try to explain this hopefully :0) I lay the print on the buttercream or fondant., then lets say the print image had flowers like roses, sunflowers, etc. I will make fondant or gumpaste flowers and lay them on top of the print (thur out) to make them look more dimesional. You are looking for depth of field or motion on the cake. I hate when a cake looks flat. You just have to be creative, after you look at your image you have decided to use on your cake. You may have a print that has a field of flowers with grass blowing in the wind, then take some icing with the grass icing tip in a bag and make buttercream grass blowing with motion on top of the the printed image on the cake, while still letting some of the print show thru. It doesn't have to be alot, just a little here and there to make it look interesting. I guess I am trying to say, look at your print and get creative my using other mediums of sugar to make it look interesting and artistic, does that make sense???? icon_biggrin.gif
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im debating over photofrost or kopy kake and i also want to try to projector for my designs any advice on this
post #13 of 33
Photofrost. I have seen and worked with the other brand. Not my choice, but then thats just my opion. I have used Photofrost for many years with great results. Plus their customer service is great and very knowledgable. Hope this helps icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 33
Lisa,

That does make sense. Thanks so much!
post #15 of 33
I've just ordered some photofrost paper with edible ink and catridges.

I've got a question or two I'm not sure about...

If a print on photofrost paper contained pale or white areas that are part of the wanted image, can you apply this onto a dark fondant? In other words, will the white still be white if put onto a deep coloured fondant?

If you had an irregular shaped design that you wanted to print onto photofrost paper. Is it easier to cut the shape out before removing the backing sheet?

Can you apply the piping gel to the frost sheet rather than the fondant?

Any help appreciated. thumbs_up.gif

Mark.
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