Co-Creating Cake

09Mar09
Customised Cup CakesCustomised Cup Cakes

Customizing confectionery is an interesting area and one that is growing fast. The advent of edible inks and edible paper make it possible to print on cake.  Any individual or company can now get started with cake printing using off the shelf printers and off the shelf ink.

What is edible ink ?

Edible ink is ink that is safe to eat. It is used to decorate food, most often baked goods such as cakes, cupcakes and cookies. Novelty baked goods such as photograph cakes are made using edible ink.

Food colorings and dyes, made from natural and synthetic sources, have been used for centuries, and are the edible inks most people are familiar with. Edible inks for use in printers, those used to reproduce photographs onto baked goods, were developed in the early years of the 2000s. Commercial bakeries were first to adopt the technology, which is now available for home use.

Some models of Canon and Epson printers can print edible inks. Supplies needed to print in edible ink, besides a compatible printer, are icing sheets and edible ink cartridges. You can also buy software specifically designed for designing and printing images in edible ink. The icing sheets are made of sugar, or cornstarch and corn syrup. They are wafer thin and come in different sizes. Edible inks come in different colors, and the printer can use the inks to produce a variety of hues.

Once an image is printed on an icing sheet, the decorator places it on top of the frosted cake, cupcake or cookie. The icing sheet will seamlessly absorb into the frosting. Icing sheets and edible inks are made in the U.S. from non-toxic FDA approved ingredients and are usually kosher.

Another form of edible ink currently gaining popularity is the decorating pen. These come in a variety of colors and can be used to draw on any kind of food, plates, or to draw temporary tattoos. Their most popular use is for decorating cookies. Edible ink pens look just like regular ink pens and can last up to two years after opening. The pens work best when used.

A listing of Companies that sell edible ink and equipment

US

Kopykake

Decopac (own cake.com)

American cake imaging

IcingImages

Bakingshop

Phtofrost

Photo Kakes

Tastyfotoart

Icingmajic

Sugercraft

Walkers

The Wizards Baker

Incredible Edibles

Lucks

CANADA

Edible ink paper

UK

Deco

Bms

Northern Ireland

Any Cake

Germany

Edible Ink

South Africa

Inkredible

Australia

Cakes Around Town

Philippines

Print Images CtC

India

Icingsheet

Sri Lanka

Kapurka

SOME INTERESTING DESIGNS

Veronicas Treats

Veronicas Treats

Custom Cookies by NYSketches

Custom Cookies

Custom Cookies

Cake toppers from groovychocolate – Australia

Cake Toppers

Cake Toppers

Photo Cookies

Photo Cookies

Corporate Cookies

Corporate Cookies

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

Print Error

Print Error !

For Ideas and recipes

For ideas

For ideas

REALLY NICE ONLINE STORES

KISS CAKES

Well Designed Customization Site

Well Designed Customization Site

Well Designed Site

Well Designed Site

MORE ADVICE

More Advice on ink Jet Printing .

More Info on Cake Printing. from gogocake.com

Edible Printouts For Your Cakes with list of suitable pritners

Working with edible ink

E How – How to transfer picture into cake.

How to make and icing plaque – Cake Central

Advanced printers Inkcups

Online Tools for Creating Printable Cake Designs JuJups

Let me know if there are more useful links

BLOGS

Bev’s edible picture cake Great Designs

All thigns Cup Cake Interesting Cup Cake Blog

Advertisements


10 Responses to “Co-Creating Cake”

  1. 1 jude

    how do i buy the hardware, and how much in rands?

  2. Thanks for good post

  3. What i do not realize is actually how you are
    now not actually much more neatly-liked than you might be right now.
    You are so intelligent. You already know thus
    considerably when it comes to this matter, made me in my opinion consider it from a lot of various angles.
    Its like women and men don’t seem to be interested until it’s something
    to do with Woman gaga! Your individual stuffs nice.
    Always deal with it up!

  4. 4 Kari

    Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will come back once again since i have
    book-marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may
    you be rich and continue to help others.

  5. whoah this weblog is great i really like reading your posts.
    Keep up the good work! You realize, a lot of individuals are hunting around for this info, you could help them
    greatly.

  6. This is the most crucial way by which your handmade vegan chocolate cupcakes will not
    only look attractive and be perfectly suited for birthday parties and similar such celebrations.
    Begin by preparing banana cake mix according to label directions, and
    fold in one cup of crisp crumbled bacon. The cakes themselves are incredibly easy to make, but often home bakers
    struggle with the rich, buttercream topping.

  7. naturally like your web-site but you have to test the spelling on several of your posts.
    Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very troublesome to tell
    the reality nevertheless I’ll surely come again again.

  8. You’re so interesting! I don’t think I’ve truly read something like this before. So nice to discover another person with some unique thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that’s needed on the web, someone with a little originality!

  9. If some one wishes expert view on the topic of running a blog afterward i suggest him/her to go to see this web site, Keep up
    the nice job.

  10. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new
    to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be
    book-marking and checking back frequently!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: