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How do I create a clear edible image?

post #1 of 23
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Hi!

I've seen several cookies that appear to have clear edible image sheets on them like the cookie in this picture.  Can anyone please tell me how to do this? Thanks in advance!

post #2 of 23

Hmm. Maybe somebody HAS retooled a flatbed plotter to use edible ink markers.icon_confused.gif

 

Seriously, though, my guess would be that unless somebody has successfully retooled a "media printer" to use edible ink, and accept cookies as media, the whole body of the baby carriage is a single piece of edible printing media, with hand-piped frosting layered both above and below.

 

It certainly makes more sense than somebody actually coming out with completely transparent, inkjet-printable, edible printing media. About the only material I can imagine, that would be transparent, thin, AND edible would be sheet gelatin. And I don't know how anybody could make that inkjet-printable.

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post #3 of 23

I would like to see the original image, if you have a link? I am sure the whole thing in a sugar sheet, but I would like to see if I can zoom in, and this picture is too small.

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I would like to see the original image, if you have a link? I am sure the whole thing in a sugar sheet, but I would like to see if I can zoom in, and this picture is too small.

i think this is the website it came from: http://www.beau-coup.com/personalized-baby-cookie-collection.htm

post #6 of 23

It might be edible ink pens.

post #7 of 23

You can't see an edge at all around the message, and there would certainly be one- edible images are that thin. I would guess that either the whole of the icing is edible image and was laid on top of fondant, or just the colored part and then cut up with the cookie cutter used to cut out the original cookie. 

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post #8 of 23

I am flabbergasted, but not curious enough to spend $144+ on some cookies I don't want, lol! I was convinced it was a sugar sheet from Icing Images, until I looked at the Moon image. If you see the bottom right corner, it is actually curved, and wraps around the icing on the cookie.

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post #9 of 23

Maybe they have a person up there with some mad calligraphy skilz... I have seen some truly impossibly well done cakes, so it is within the realm of possibility.... 

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post #10 of 23

http://content.beau-coup.com/product-images/1317/1111/ducky-baby-shower-cookies-75.jpg

 

you can see it better on this one I think.  Cookie is outlined then flooded then the hand-cut edible image in a very close color is laid on top and then a border is piped around that.  Makes for a lovely cookie!

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http://content.beau-coup.com/product-images/1317/1111/ducky-baby-shower-cookies-75.jpg

 

you can see it better on this one I think.  Cookie is outlined then flooded then the hand-cut edible image in a very close color is laid on top and then a border is piped around that.  Makes for a lovely cookie!

That is the image that convinced me it was a sugar sheet, or whatever, and I drew the exact same conclusion, that it was laid on and piped around,  but then saw the Moon one I posted, and was confused all over again!

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post #12 of 23

Unless maybe somebody actually DID retool an inkjet printer that had a "media tray" for printing CDs, DVDs, and the like. You'd probably need a master machinist to do it, and you'd have to somehow ensure that the cookies were of absolutely consistent thickness, but as long as there's such a thing as an inkjet printer with a media tray, for which edible ink cartridges are made.

 

But to do that, they'd have to have also come up with an inkjet-printable frosting that could be flooded onto the cookies.

 

(And if we had some gin, we could make gin-and-tonic. If we had some tonic.)

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post #13 of 23
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Unless maybe somebody actually DID retool an inkjet printer that had a "media tray" for printing CDs, DVDs, and the like. You'd probably need a master machinist to do it, and you'd have to somehow ensure that the cookies were of absolutely consistent thickness, but as long as there's such a thing as an inkjet printer with a media tray, for which edible ink cartridges are made.

 

But to do that, they'd have to have also come up with an inkjet-printable frosting that could be flooded onto the cookies.

 

(And if we had some gin, we could make gin-and-tonic. If we had some tonic.)

LOL!!! I do that all the time, but with dinner ;-) "we should have cheese burgers, but we need buns...and cheese....and burgers!...Let's have pizza!

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post #14 of 23
I also think its a full printed image cut to shape, stuck onto icing then they piped over the edges, looks really nice though.
post #15 of 23

Thanks everyone for giving me something new to try
 

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