Creating Edible images during Covid-19 Lockdown

  • 25 April 2020
  • Kat Rutledge

Sandra Boston of Kiwicakes and I had been chatting for a while about creating a range of A3 edible images that would be directly available for Cake and cookie decorating clients and I have been wanting to experiment to see what I could come up with.

With the Pandemic and the #staysafe #stayathome lockdown, I finally had time to watch the Photoshop online Tutorials, so for a few hours I sat, watched, then signed up to Adobe's Creativecloud and started to play.

I was actually looking for a program to find something to turn my Brother ScanNCut .fcm files into ,svg files. Photoshop itself doesn't do this (need another Adobe program for that) so I turned my attention to Inkscape and after a short while managed to work out how to convert my files - more on these later!

While still in Inkscape I played with creating layers using plain backgrounds and the inbuilt filters - Materials, Overlays and Textures. Having already done a few tests with my stencil designs, I pulled in my Rose Spray stencil to play with - here's a cookie I made with the stencil..

ibicci cookie using the Rose Spray stencil

I turned the design to white, added a dropped shadow and laid out copies on a tinted rainbow background - "Oooooo Love" said I, then pulled the file into Photoshop and amended sizes etc to create my first ibicci edible image for Kiwicakes - Tah dah!

White Rose Sprays on tinted rainbow background

This A3 Rose spray edible image is currently available from Kiwicakes here along with a range of Hunting, Native Forest and Polynesian designs.

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