It’s used to decorate birthday cakes and desserts which are fit for human consumption. They are of different forms and may be used to garnish our food items and make them even more appealing and mouthwatering.
WHERE DO WE USE EDIBLE PRINTING?
It can be seen at birthday parties, union acts, baby showers, office parties. Whenever there’s a birthday party, a birthday cake is a must and birthday cake nowadays look extremely attractive because of them.
Even at marriage functions, wedding cakes are brought 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 as well.
VARIOUS TYPES OF EDIBLE PRINTING:
They come in various forms:
· Food pens
· Icing sheets
· Edible Inks
· Edible printing solutions
· Icing sugar
Food pens: If you have ever visited a cake store, you must have noticed a food pen. A food pen is used to write names on cakes and cupcakes and other edibles. On your birthday, you have to have asked for your name to be scribbled on the birthday cake. This is done by the food pencil itself. Food pens are made from food colorings and thus various food pens can provide different colors according to our requirements.
Icing sheets: Icing sheets are very thin, flavorless, white colored sheets which can be passed via a printer. When it has been printed and dried; it doesn’t break or crack easily. It’s easily manageable and is placed on food items. These days, we find various graphics and even our own pictures published on a cake. This can be done with the help of icing sheets. Icing sheets are made with water, corn syrup, corn starch, cellulose, glycerin, sugar, vanilla, etc..
Edible Inks: Edible inks are used to print graphics or images on the icing sheets. The edible inks come in the form of cartridges that are inserted in the printers to print the graphics on the icing sheets. The edible inks are largely made from sugar solution and different food colorings and can print the images quite accurately.
Edible printing solutions: Edible printing solutions come in a wide assortment of colors. While buying an edible printing option for our printer, we need to be certain the company from which we are purchasing our product is authentic and does not cause any adverse effect to our health.
Icing sugar: Icing sugar is nothing but finely powdered sugar which can be used as frostings over ice creams and cakes. Additionally it is known as confectioners’ sugar. Icing sugars may be used in recipes such as fondant, marshmallows and cream fills. It’s made from edible cornstarch and sugar and provides an attractive appearance to bakery products and desserts.