Photo cakes are cakes that are decorated with a specially made edible image. This enables an edible decoration or image to be applied to the top of the cake with the same clarity as a magazine print! The photo cake image is designed on a computer and printed directly onto the edible page using approved edible inks. The edible image is then applied to the top of the cake. If the top of the cake is a soft icing then the edible image often absorbs the moisture and sinks into the cream making it look like the image was printed directly onto the cake.
The technology to print photo cakes was developed shortly after the evolution of domestic bubble jet printers in the early 1990's. The technology enables almost anything to now be decorated onto the top of a cake with the most popular application being photos of friends and family members.
Companies are increasingly embracing photocakes to have their corporate logos decorated onto cakes in order to offer them as gifts to clients and to promote products.
Photocakes enable a persons photo or image to literally become 'the icing on the cake'.
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses allows you to create your own photo cakes online by uploading your photo directly into our exclusive Designacake system. You can choose your cake type, style, colour and filling and even order the cake for pickup from any of our stores located all over Melbourne.