WHAT IS EDIBLE PRINTING?
It is used to decorate birthday cakes and desserts that are fit for human consumption. They are of different forms and can be used to garnish our food items and make them all the more attractive and mouthwatering.
WHERE DO WE USE EDIBLE PRINTING?
It can be seen at birthday parties, marriage acts, baby showers, office parties. Whenever there’s a birthday party, a birthday cake is essential and birthday cake these days look extremely attractive because of these.
Even at marriage functions, wedding cakes are attracted and we frequently see miniatures of a bride and a groom on the wedding cake.
We also buy cakes and desserts on official functions, success parties and baby showers and they’re essential for such occasions also.
VARIOUS TYPES OF EDIBLE PRINTING:
· Food pens
· Icing sheets
· Edible Inks
· Edible printing solutions
· Icing sugar
Food pens: If you’ve ever visited a cake shop, you should have noticed a food pen. A food pen is used to write names on cakes and cupcakes and other edibles. On your birthday, you must have asked for your name to be scribbled on the birthday cake. This is carried out by the food pencil itself. Food pens are made from food colorings and thus different food pens can give different colors as per our requirements.
Icing sheets: Icing sheets are extremely thin, flavorless, white coloured sheets that can be passed via a printer. When it has been printed and dried; it doesn’t crack or break easily. It’s easily manageable and is placed on food items. Nowadays, we find various graphics and even our own pictures published on a cake. This is done with the support of icing sheets. Icing sheets are made out of water, corn syrup, corn starch, cellulose, glycerin, sugar, vanilla, etc..
Edible Inks: Edible inks are used to print images or images on the icing sheets. The edible inks come in the form of cartridges which are inserted into the printers to print the images on the icing sheets. The edible inks are mostly made of sugar solution and different food colorings and can print the graphics quite accurately.
Edible printing solutions: Edible printing solutions come in a wide range of colors. While purchasing an edible printing option for our printer, we need to make sure that the company from which we are buying our merchandise is authentic and doesn’t cause any adverse effect to our wellbeing.
Icing sugar: Icing sugar is nothing but finely powdered sugar which can be utilised as frostings over ice creams and cakes. It is also known as confectioners’ sugar. Icing sugars can be used in recipes such as fondant, marshmallows and cream fills. It’s made from edible cornstarch and sugar and provides an attractive look to bakery products and desserts.