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How to Print a Custom Picture or Design for a Cake at Home?

Jun 03,2022 icinginks 0

Nothing beats having a customized cake at an occasion that not only matches the theme of that particular occasion but also is visually pleasing to your guests. That's why edible image cakes have been one of the most popular cakes for any kind of occasion lately, be it a birthday, wedding anniversary, or a corporate event.

You must have seen these cakes with certain photographs on them. Have you ever thought about how exactly it is done? In this article, we are going to let you know exactly that!

1. Searching for the right image for printing

Undoubtedly, the very first thing that you’ll be needing is the picture that you want to put on the cake. You can either browse the internet for the picture that you want or you take a picture using your phone or any other camera.

Once you have chosen the picture, save it in an image file format such as JPEG or PNG on your laptop or desktop computer. The JPEG file format is the most commonly supported file format on the Internet, and it has generally “.jpg” as the suffix.

Alternatively, you can also use a scanner if the picture that you want is not online but it is in one of your old photo albums. 

2. Editing the picture using a photo editing software (optional)

To ensure that you print the best picture quality, you'll need good photo editing software. This can be quite useful in editing the color, brightness, and background of the picture. You can also add a text if you like.

3. Printing the image on an edible sheet 

An icing sheet or frosting sheet is usually made with sugar and starch mixtures. The earliest models were mostly made with rice but nowadays, it is also made from different materials such as cornstarch and potatoes.

Just like an ordinary paper, it moves through the printer and draws in the edible ink. However, unlike ordinary paper, an icing sheet is edible and by the time you eat the cake designed with an edible image printed on an icing sheet, it is completely dissolved by the icing.

Now you must be wondering, how exactly to print your image on the edible sheet? It's as easy as printing on ordinary paper using a printer! All you require is an edible printing-compatible printer that has edible ink cartridges, unlike the usual ones. You just have to connect the printer to your computer, load it with edible sheets, hit print, and voila, your edible image is all set to be designed on your cake!

Pretty simple, isn't it? While printing edible images or designs at home, it is of utmost importance to use only the best quality edible images, inks, colors, and compatible printers. That is why at Icinginks, we have got premium quality edible printing accessories for you that are FDA approved and absolutely safe to consume. So, what are you waiting for? Get set, and go with your edible image printing!

Also Read: How to Print Edible Images for Cakes Using Frosting Sheets, Icing Sheets or Wafer Paper?


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