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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cupcakes for RBC

Rich works for RBC. To kick off a Project, the company ordered some cupcakes with edible images of their logo.

The images were e-mailed to my friend Joy of Baked with Joy. She has a special printer that uses food colouring instead of ink to create images on edible paper. I am so excited...Rich just surprised me with a printer for this purpose. I can't wait to use it. I will now be able to print my own edible images!

For this project, I used scissors to cut out the images. But since then, I watched Ace of Cakes where I saw someone using a pizza cutter to cut out the images. I'll definitely try that next time.

Once the cupcakes fully cooled, I spread vanilla frosting on the first cupcake.

Next, I very gently placed the image on top of the frosting. The frosting is the glue that adheres the image to the cupcake.

After that, I used a star tip to pipe a golden yellow frosting border around the image.

The border hides all of the original frosting as well as the edges of the image.

I also made some white sugar circles out of royal icing and piped some of the project names on other cupcakes.

All done!

Chillin' in the fridge ready for delivery.
Thanks RBC.


  1. Nice job on those cupcakes! For the edible images, the paper is edible too right? Sorry if that was a stupid question. Also, where did you get the cool containers? Thanks!

  2. Gorgeous! The yellow frosting border is a perfect match!

  3. Hey Esther,
    The paper is edible! It dissolves into the icing while keeping the printed image nice and clear. Containers can be bought at most baking supply stores. I think these ones were from Bulk Barn. They are also the same containers that grocery stores sell their cupcakes in.
    Melissa ;)

  4. RBC must have loved these. Great job. BTW, so jealous you have an icing printer now. Have fun using it:)

  5. These look great! Thanks for sharing!

    Amy @

  6. That is so cool! I didn't realize there were printers you could just buy for that purpose. I figured it was only industrial/large ones for bulk producing professional ones.

  7. Melissa,

    I would love to know how you made your yellow frosting.


  8. Hi Tammy,
    I added Wilton Golden Yellow Icing Color to the buttercream frosting. To find the recipe for the frosting type in Marble Cupcakes in the search toolbar above. The recipe for the frosting is in that post!
    Melissa :)