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JK wrote this on July 1, 2015

So do you ever feel overwhelmed by Edible Ink Printing? Well worry not, since we have compiled 4 of our favourite video tutorials from cake decorating experts in this space to help guide you through, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. Oh, and we’re always here to help you too – just drop us a note in the comments section below!

4 video tutorials to help you improve your edible ink printing

Best tutorial for the basics in Edible Ink Printing

Jenn of Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio,shows you the basics of edible printing, so you can understand what you need to get started.

Topics the video covers (click on the link to jump to the relevant section):

  1. Equipment
  2. How to load cartridges
  3. Maintaining your equipment (also see our blog post where you can download an Edible Printer Maintenance Schedule to help prevent printing problems)

Best tutorial to explain the different edible image paper types

Julia Usher of Recipes for a Sweet Life, runs through the key differences in Edible Paper types such as Wafer Paper and Icing Sheets. She also covers some application techniques for cookies.

Topics the video covers (click on the link to jump to the relevant section):

  1. Types of Edible Printing Papers
  2. Paper handling
  3. Applying to cookies – wafer paper vs icing sheets

Best tutorial for ideas on how to use your edible images

Chef Alan Tetreault of Global Sugar Art, gives some useful techniques on how to apply your edible images. This includes applying to the side of cakes, piping around the images, and making shapes with them.

Topics the video covers (click on the link to jump to the relevant section):

  1. How to apply to a large cake
  2. Finishing with a piped border
  3. Making flowers from Edible Images


Best tutorial for Edible Printing troubleshooting

Deco UK, a supplier of Edible Printing equipment, details some of the common problems and solutions in using printers, inks and icing.

Topics the video covers (click on the link to jump to the relevant section):

  1. Stopping flashing light on printer from appearing
  2. Lack of colour or missing colours on printouts  (You can also refer to our blog post on Edible Ink Problems here)
  3. Cleaning the print heads (a build from our experience – use warm water rather than boiling water, as it can damage the ink head)
  4. Preventing black dotted lines on printouts (We also have a detailed blog post on stopping these dots appearing here)
  5. Peeling icing sheets from the backing (and see our blog post about this here)

What else do you want to learn about Edible Ink Printing? Let us know in the comments below!