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Edible image on dark fondant?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum (1st post) and am excited to find this website!

Anyhow to my question.

Do edible images work on dark fondant ok? Or do they disappear? Say if you were to try white printed text on black fondant, would it show up? New to edible images.

Or am I better off trying to hand 'paint' the text on with white colour?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Tina
post #2 of 8
Don't quote me on this, but I have not seen white edible ink. I have an edible image printer and none of the ink cartridges are white. I'm sorry but other than that, I don't have an answer to your question.
Anyone out there that can actually help??
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post #3 of 8
If I need to place an edible image on any fondant that is not white, I pipe and smooth (with a small offset spatula) a thin layer of white buttercream onto the fondant, exactly the size and shape of my edible image. Then place the image on the BC, and smooth it out with your fingers. Have a tiny paintbrush at the ready, in case any BC tries to push out from underneath an edge, as you're smoothing it...you can easily and cleanly swipe it away with the paintbrush.
If done correctly, you'd never know there's BC adhering the EI.
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your reply.

I hear what you are saying, but normally printers don't have white either.

Been thinking that I will printout any white text needed as a highlighted text, so that the highlight colour is the colour I want to put in on. Hope that makes sence?

If anyone has any other ideas let me know.
post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by mareetina

Thanks for your reply.

I hear what you are saying, but normally printers don't have white either.

Been thinking that I will printout any white text needed as a highlighted text, so that the highlight colour is the colour I want to put in on. Hope that makes sence?

If anyone has any other ideas let me know.



I always attach everything on a thin layer of white fondant, eventually cut out the shape of the printed image with a sharp knife or scissors if that is the case. I find it much easier to attach the edible image to a flat surface like white fondant rolled out on the mat and then cut out what I need.
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post #6 of 8
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Thanks for that. Will see how it goes.
post #7 of 8
Unfortunately, the only commercially available computer printer system that ever supported an opaque white (metallics, and even hot foil for the most expensive model, were also available) is the ALPS Microdry thermal ribbon system, for which the hardware was discontinued over a decade ago, and the consumables over a year ago.

And edible consumables for it were never developed.

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post #8 of 8
When applying an EI to dark fondant (and often on white fondant, too!) I always roll out 50/50 (fondant/gumpaste) very thinly, then "glue" on the EI, let sit for about 15-30 minutes, then cut out carefully with super-sharp craft knife. Then apply to cake.

(Very similar to Panel7124's method.)

Good luck!
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