Posted by Administrator on 11/4/2012 to Edible Inks
Edible paper is the paper used in edible ink printing. The first papers of this process used rice paper, while modern versions use frosting sheets. It may be consumed without harsh effects on a normal human digestive system. Usually, the paper has no flavor and very little texture. However, the paper dissolves quickly when brought in contact with moist frosting. The end effect is that the image (usually a photograph) on the paper appears to be printed on the icing. While the paper is edible, not all printer inks are edible. Ink that is not specifically marketed as being edible may be harmful or fatal if swallowed. Edible toner for laser printers is not currently available. Some edible inks are powdered, but if they are easily soluble in water they can also be used as any other edible ink without reducing quality. Edible paper is used on cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and even marshmallows (in Africa during the holidays).