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post #16 of 17

I was totally against edible printers before I got mine. I really only got it because it made sense for things like corporate cupcake orders...I can print a zillion logos waaaay faster than I can make them out of anything else edible, and more accurately too. I actually use it now for all sorts of decos. Or make up a whole sheet of patterns and punch shapes out with craft punches. Make patterned ribbons to go around your cake. I think the only thing I haven't done with it is print someones photo to stick on a cake. Right now you think you'll only use it once a month, but when you get it you'll think of other things to do with it and then wonder how you lived without it.
 

post #17 of 17

I second the part about (so far) not putting anybody's face on a cake: my first edible image order was a picture of a trophy and an International Printing Museum logo (and I had them printed in duplicate, and the spares may still be usable for this year's Leland Award ceremony, although I'd like to get a better trophy pix . . .) . And the second was a slightly-doctored picture of a speed limit sign, along with a couple more IPM logos (never know when they might come in handy). And I expect to use it for other non-photographic things as well, given that my piping skills are those of a novice.

 

But in my case, the fact thatI bake for family, friends, colleagues, and the Printing Museum. Not for hire. If I throw out an egg carton with fewer than half a dozen left unused, I've been doing a lot of baking. Not only would I not reach a break-even point on doing my own edible printing; I'd keep digging myself deeper into the hole.

 

But my situation is not the OP's situation. She has to decide for herself what's the most cost-effective.

James H. H. Lampert
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