How Do They Print the Photos on Birthday Cakes?
Birthday and celebration cakes with a photograph on the top are increasing in popularity. What’s more you can actually eat the picture. All you need for this is to take a print out of the photograph with some special equipment and paper.
STEP 1: Clean the Printer
You don’t have to buy a new printer for this, just clean your existing printer thoroughly. The printer head needs to be cleaned of traces of the printer ink that has been used for the regular printing jobs.
STEP 2: Buy Edible Ink Cartridges
The next thing you need to do is buy edible ink cartridges. There are two manufacturers, Canon and Epson, whose edible ink cartridges are readily available. However, when it comes to the printers, they are only specific Epson and Canon printers that actually support these edible ink cartridges. There are also other manufacturers who offer such cartridges.
STEP 3: Edible Paper
Edible paper is very much like the normal paper, with one main difference. Edible paper is made from either potato starch or rice starch.
STEP 4: The Cake Size and Size of Print Out
This is the tricky part. The dimensions of the cake, its size and its shape need to be in sync with the paper print out or vice versa. In the normal course of the process, the paper size and printout is such that it fits the top of the cake perfectly.
STEP 5: Take the Printout
Once you have collected all the things that you need, you need to take a printout of the photos and put it on the cake. The process is finished. Stand back and enjoy!