Frequently asked Questions
Edible photos are icing sheets printed with edible inks using specialised equipment, which produces photo quality edible images. Personalised with your own image or artwork, an edible photo can make any celebration extra special. Made from real icing (not edible or rice paper) the sheets are very thin and come on a backing sheet, which is peeled away before you place it on your cake.
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Absolutely any kind of celebration can be made extra special with a photo cake. Birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, weddings, home comings, house warmings, leaving parties, corporate entertainment and anything else you can think of.
Send your photo via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the post to Beach's Bakery 48 Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, Alfreton, Derbys. DE55 4HB
Yes, the age of the photo is irrelevent, the edible reproduction will look exactly like the image you send.
No. Any alterations to your image are made to the scanned image on a computer. You will receive your photo back in it's original condition.
We can use any photograph from the size of a postage stamp to A4. However if you want a large image from a postage stamp size photo there may be slight loss of quality when it is enlarged. When e-mailing, virtually any size file will do.
Preferably jpg, however we can accept many other formats, including word documents, powerpoint docs, excel spreadsheets, coreldraw images, tiff, bitmap, photoshop images, acrobat documents. Please e-mail us with special format requests. email@example.com
Yes, you will receive a black & white edible image.
If you select SPEED SERVICE your order will be dispatched the same day by first class post. If you select royal mail special delivery you are guarateed to receive your image by 1pm the following day. Normal orders are dispatched within 2-3 working days.
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The better the photo the better the caricature can be. We need to see the subjects features, a good quality head and shoulders photo is ideal.
Please allow 7 working days for us to complete your artwork. If time is of the essence please ask us, we may be able to rush the order through for you.
This depends on what needs changing, but usually 2 working days.
You will receive your order through the post. It is packed securely in polythene, in a hard backed envelope sandwiched between stiff cardboard. We have sent thousands of images through the post without any ever being damaged.
If you are not using your image immediately, store at room tempertaure in it's packaging. Lay flat and do not put anything on top of it.
Your image can be transfered onto celebration cakes, fairy cakes, muffins, biscuits, chocolates and even pies.
Yes, you can trim the photo with scissors, it's as simple as that. Do this while still on it's backing, it makes it easier.
">Click here to see full details of the sizes of our edible images.You can bake or buy a cake the same size of the photo to cover the entire cake or alternetively use the photo as a centrepiece. The choice is yours.
The edible image can be used with almost any icings as long as they have no surface moisture, which could cause the colours to bleed. Sugar paste/fondant, buttercream and royal icing are ideal. If a cake covering that has a high moisture content (fresh cream) is desired, all is not lost. Put the image on a thin layer of sugar paste before applying to your cake.
Your edible image will be virtually tasteless.
Your edible image will last for up to 6 months.
This is totally up to you. It can be applied to the cake up to a week before it is needed.
You can pay by cheque (payable to Beach's Bakery) or securely online with all major credit and debit cards.
Yes, of course we can, please click here to go to the cake section of the website.
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