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Printing Photos for Birthday Cakes

For your next birthday celebration, why not do something a little more dramatic? After all, who wants to eat the same old birthday cake year after year? The latest trend in birthday cakes is creating a photo collage for the birthday cake. Sound complicated? It isn't. Printing photos for birthday cakes is actually quite easy. The following information will show you how.

When you are printing photos for birthday cakes, you want to make sure that you are going to get clear and vibrant photos. You can help this process along simply by cleaning your printer thoroughly. Wipe away all of the dust and dirt so that you can print clean and mark-free photographs. You will need to purchase edible ink cartridges for your printer. Cannon and Epson make edible ink cartridges and sell them at affordable prices. Edible ink cartridges use food coloring that is non-toxic and safe to ingest. After you have purchased edible ink cartridges and installed them properly into your computer, you will need to purchase edible paper. Edible paper looks and feels just like regular paper except that it is made with rice starch or potato starch. If you can't find any edible paper at a paper outlet or office supply store, try novelty stores instead. Edible paper and edible ink is safe to eat. You won't even taste them because you will be enjoying all the "yummy" goodness of the birthday cake instead.

Before you print your photos for the birthday cake, you will need the correct dimensions and size of the cake. Edible paper and edible printer ink is expensive, so you don't want to waste any of it on needless mistakes. Measure the size and record the dimensions of the birthday cake before you print any photos. Once you adjust your printer settings, preview the printout in "print preview," which allows you to view a print job before it is actually printed.

After you have printed your photo (or photos) take the printout and place it on the top of the birthday cake. You can arrange your photos however you like. There are craft websites online that can give you tips and ideas on how to make the birthday cake look unique. Place candles around the photo and watch your birthday photo cake come to life. Have the guest of honor make a wish, blow out the candles and enjoy the cake!

If you are tired of making the same old birthday cake for birthday parties, try doing something different. You can add a little something special to your birthday cake with printable and edible photos. It's easy to do and it's a lot of fun. You can liven up your next birthday party and have everyone talking about the birthday cake. Print photos for the birthday cake using your home printer, edible paper and edible ink. You will amaze your family and friends - guaranteed.