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Edible screen printing?

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Okay, saw an infomercial last night about Provocraft's "Yudu" screen printer. (Had to laugh when they said they were "the first" to sell a home-use screen printing machine... I had a Print Goccu machine back in the 1980's! But back to my point...)

I was wondering if you could use some kind of silk-screening type process to print designs on edibles (fondant, cookies, etc.)? It would have to be food-safe materials, of course (frosting rather than inks, and food-safe screens) but I just wondered.

I know we have the edible images, and maybe there would be no real benefit of screen printing over printer-generated images.... (Maybe a more "raised" design on the item, similar to stenciling?)

I just wondered if anyone had done this, or heard of it being done.
post #2 of 6
they did this on Ace of Cakes to make Dharma Beer Can Labels for the cake they made for lost.

the screens should already be food safe.

gel colors will give dark intense colors.

the trick is for silk screening to work as you know the color as to be gelled. so, would probably have to use tinted piping gel to get lighter shades.
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Hey, thanks Doug!

With that information, I was able to use google to find some information:

http: // www.t-shirtforums.com/screen-printing/t3882. html

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30 years ago, Wilton produced screens for screen printing on chocolate. I doubt that they were big business. icon_wink.gif

Beth Parvu of sugarpaste.com has been working with someone to begin making silkscreens using food safe emulsion again. I took a class with her 18 months ago--we used her "anitque" screens. We used melted chocolate and colored cocoa butter for the process.

It was fun, but last time I saw her, there was nothing available any time soon.

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Interesting! Thanks for all the info. I hope someone offers the food-safe emulsion again sometime.
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So i was just watching reruns of amazing wedding cakes and the shop gateau, inc. uses screen printing.  somehow they generate an image they want from the computer and get a stencil out of it (that's what it looks like and the way she described it)place it on the fondant then they pass the *ink* over it then place it on the cake

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