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Printing transfer sheets for chocolate

The The Bakers Dozen: Printing transfer sheets for chocolate
By Sharoncakes (Sharoncakes) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 04:23 pm: Edit

Is there any way you can scan in and print your own designs or pictures on transfer sheets for chocolate?

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 04:42 pm: Edit

Would they be visible on chocolate?
I've only seen them on white.
I guess if the scan has a white background it would show.
This is one for the technicians!

By Sharoncakes (Sharoncakes) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 04:50 pm: Edit

Actually, it would have to be on the white chocolate. Are there printable transfer sheets available and would they be printed in a similar fashion to the images printed and used on a cake?
I've seen some beautiful cakes wrapped with multi-colored striped chocolate.

By Flattop (Flattop) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 06:14 pm: Edit

The best way to do it would be to use screen printing techniques. I can't see how you could with a printer and have it fit for consumption

By Corey (Corey) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 08:44 pm: Edit

you can use the same systems they use in bakerys I think. check out places like and stuff. I did a few months at a Von's in the bakery dept once. they had a system to put photos and drawing on cakes and things. sells great for weddings and other partys.

By Sharoncakes (Sharoncakes) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 10:04 pm: Edit

Thanks for the info. I will have to look into the screen printing technique. Are there courses or books on this technique?

By Corey (Corey) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 11:07 pm: Edit

hmm, beats me, you probully just buy a system and study it's manual. I think it's food color printing on rice paper, but not sure how it's transfered. hmm, now I am getting curious.

By Corey (Corey) on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 11:40 pm: Edit

I found a good one, Kwik-Copy from KopyKake.
3699 W. 240th St.
Torrance CA 90505
(800) 999-5253
this is one of the most hires systems I have seen,
and they say it don't need a computer. wow.

By Sharoncakes (Sharoncakes) on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 09:36 am: Edit

Thanks Corey, actually what I am looking for is how to print on chocolate- not just with the transfer sheets that are readily available but to make up my own designs to print on to white chocolate. I do have a printer and the KopyKake edible ink jet for cakes and it's a great tool for regular cakes. Thanks for looking for that info. anyways. I think the "silk screen" printing technique is the way to go- just have to find out more about it.

By George (George) on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 05:45 pm: Edit

Look in the yellowpages for silk screening. Give them a call, most of them will be happy to "burn" you a screen with what ever you want on it relatively cheeply (well under $100).

Then make a "dye" by cutting chocolate with butterfat or what ever is used to thin it out so you can get it to a consistancy that will go through the screen.

By Pastrycrew (Pastrycrew) on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 10:06 pm: Edit


Maybe give Chocolate's Ala Carte a call and tell them you are very interested in their silk screening products and how they make them. I'm not sure what you want to do, but they'd be a good first stop.


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