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Old 05-06-2008, 07:38 PM   #1
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Default Would you believe edible ink & paper?

My wife came back from a wedding shower with a cookie decorated with a photo of the bride and groom. One bite and I knew what had to be going on. A simple Google search turned up this site:

http://www.cake-decorating-supply.co...TS&Category=15
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My wife came back from a wedding shower with a cookie decorated with a photo of the bride and groom. One bite and I knew...
How did it taste?

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I did not detect much taste in the paper and image. As others have noted here, edible paper is not particularly new. I was not aware of the ink carts for otherwise regular printers.
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My wife came back from a wedding shower with a cookie decorated with a photo of the bride and groom. One bite and I knew what had to be going on. A simple Google search turned up this site:

http://www.cake-decorating-supply.co...TS&Category=15
The bakeries around here have been offering photo birthday and wedding cakes for several years. No idea how they produce them...

   
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I've seen printed rice paper used to decorate cup cakes etc.

(Dimly remembered from when my "little girl" actually wanted to make vile pink Barbie cakes etc.)
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Here too. I vaguely remember having seen a photo of the process in the newspaper. It's something like a flatbed inkjet plotter that uses edible inks or food coloring.

Or for the home cake decorator:
http://www.computercakes.com/pages/systems.htm

   
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My wife came back from a wedding shower with a cookie decorated with a photo of the bride and groom. One bite and I knew what had to be going on.
The Japanese have long made a kind of jelly candy wrapped in edible paper. It seems actually to be a sort of rice paper (like Chinese rice noodles or a very thin version of Vietnamese rice pancakes).

I first tasted them in 1960 or so — that has been around a long time. Wonder if the newer technology is related.

   
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The Japanese have long made a kind of jelly candy wrapped in edible paper. It seems actually to be a sort of rice paper (like Chinese rice noodles or a very thin version of Vietnamese rice pancakes).

I first tasted them in 1960 or so — that has been around a long time. Wonder if the newer technology is related.
The 'peanuts' that come as packing for the books we get at the library are made from aerated and extruded corn starch. They look for all the world like polystyrene, and one of my favourite party tricks when we have visitors to our room is to casually pick one out of a box or one of the bags we put them in for disposal and calmly eat it while talking to them.

One of these days I just might grow up, but I hope it never happens...

   
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And one of these days, a visitor is going to get even with you and toss in some genuine plastic ones for you to munch. <g>

   
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Yes!

Botan-ame (or bochan-ame, depending on whose romanization system you like).

You can still get them.

   
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