Create custom and personalised art for your baked goods with a high-quality edible printer and ink available at The Cake Decorating Company. In this collection, you can shop edible ink printers capable of printing fast, photo lab quality printing onto icing sheets, wafer paper, and chocolate transfer sheets. Now you can add personal, finishing touches to your cakes with edible printers available from renowned brands in the printing industry, including Canon, as well as a plethora of edible printer ink cartridges and refills. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in this collection, why not shop pre-designed edible images also available? Alternatively, shop our full edible imaging and cake decorating supply collections.
If you’re new to edible imaging, then we have the perfect starter kits to suit you. High-quality edible printers paired in bundle deals with edible ink cartridges means you have everything you need to get started. No matter the occasion, you can create fun and unique edible imaging to add to kids birthday cupcakes, Valentines Day chocolate cakes, and much more!
Shop our full collection of edible printers and ink cartridges available online now, and get started creating and printing your edible art. If you’re not quite ready to invest in your own edible printer, then why not explore pre-designed edible images available, where you can browse a plethora of popular characters. For more options, explore our wider edible imaging and cake decorating supply collections.
As a cake decorator, you’re probably already familiar with the diverse range of possibilities when it comes to edible ink, from edible marker pens to airbrush paints. But, are you fully aware of the dangers that could arise if you overlook your use of edible ink cartridges?
To ensure our cartridge and printers are used correctly, and therefore safely, we have put together some of our most frequently asked questions, in order to aid you on your edible printing quests.
What are edible ink cartridges?
Edible ink cartridges work just like regular ink cartridges, except they – unlike regular printer ink – are safe for human consumption. You create or download an image onto your computer, and you print off as many copies as you like onto special edible paper. Then you can cut out the designs with a craft knife or scissors. Our edible ink cartridges are completely edible and safe to use.
What kind of printer should I use?
Although special edible ink printers are available, you can use regular inkjet printers. HOWEVER, it cannot have ever been used with regular non-edible ink cartridges. Even if your printer has been fully cleaned since, there will still be traces of ink that can contaminate your new edible ink cartridges and cause ink poisoning. Invest in a separate inkjet printer to use as a dedicated edible image printer. It should be mentioned, also, that a premium edible ink printer, like ours, will provide a better quality print onto the icing sheet, with our food-safe promise, providing you with peace of mind
What paper should I use?
Most people use edible icing sheets for their edible image prints. As the name suggests, these are thin layers of flavoured icing (typically vanilla, smoothed onto a plastic backing. Icing sheets feed through the printer just like normal paper would, and once printed, can be added straight onto your cake. Eventually, the icing melts into your cake, leaving just the image (edible ink behind).
If the cartridges are compatible, does that mean it is edible?
No. Just because an ink cartridge is ‘compatible’ with your edible printer, does not mean your ink is edible. Edible printers are also capable of printing non-edible inks, so it is vital the two are not mixed up.
If the ink is FDA Approved, does that mean it is edible?
Again, no. There is often some confusion about the ink itself being edible. Many companies may claim the ink is FDA approved, creating the impression that the ink is edible. Take care and read the description carefully. FDA Approved simply means that the agency has approved the ingredients used in the ink. It doesn’t suggest the ink is fit for consumption.
Are our inks edible?
We currently stock A3 and A4 printers, both of which are boxed brand new and suitable for edible image printing, and available with a 12-month warranty. Also, all of our ink cartridges and refills are completely edible and listed with compatible printer models, so you can rest assured that your printed cake projects will always look their best, and be completely safe to eat.