|This is what the icing sheet looks like just printed, it is hard to tell but the icing sheet is smaller and the backing is about 1 inch larger.|
I love baking gadgets, all kinds of gadgets. I am the person that sees something and thinks "I need that!" And I totally get it and use it once. Or pack it away for about 10 years. So when I was thinking about getting an edible printer I had a hard time justifying it. I mean how often would I use it? As it turns out, not too often, but often enough that I don't regret having it one little bit!
So to start, I used to make simple image birthday cakes back in the day and the place I was at had an edible printer. I was so in love with how easy it was to make any cake personal, no skill required. Which is good, since I have hardly any skills. So anyway, I always thought it would be hundreds of dollars to get my own, so never really thought about it. Until I mentioned it to the lady and she told me you just use a regular printer. I was in shock!!
|My first attempt at a printed cookie, I was so lazy and tired I just pipped a boarder and put coloured sugar on it.|
So being the smarty smart smart that I am I went to google to see what this was all about, and that is how I found Kopy Kake. Basically this company makes ink cartridges for regular old Espon and Canon printers. I was so excited, until I realized the cost of some printers. Kopy Kake has a handy list showing the model numbers of the printers that they make cartridges for. I would check out our flyer's every week to see if any of the super on sale printers were on the list. It took a few months, but finally Wal Mart had one, which was not only a printer, but a scanner, on sale for $35. $35 people! I was so excited, and Hubby went and got it for me. Now he had told me to buy one before; that was until I told him that it could only be used for food, so that sort of put a damper on things. He wanted a new printer, but any printer I got could only be used with the food cartridges, so he was out of luck.
|This was for the elevator guys, and my first time using disco dust. After this one I just used sugar, I didn't want them to be pooping glitter for weeks. And I cannot believe I just wrote the word pooping on my blog again, my blog about food.|
|This is the large image I used for Pork Chops little cake, that he didn't eat.|
|This was my second attempt at printer cookies and disco dust, much better I must say.|
|My first attempt at printer cake pops, not too bad, not amazing either.|
|And the cupcakes I made for Pork Chops Hockey banquet, which was really just kids sitting around a table eating a slice of pizza and talking really loud. Good times!|
I love my printer, and Pork Chop loves to eat the paper. He even had a friend over when I was using it and his friend would not believe you were supposed to eat the paper.
The alternative to the printer is to check at your local bakery and see if they will sell you some printed sheets, but I have heard they charge about $10 each page. And if you are going to use them a bunch getting the stuff yourself is much cheaper.