Celebrating Grandchildren’s Birthday


Tomorrow is our grandson’s third birthday.  How exciting!  We’ll be driving to his house for his birthday celebration. I can’t wait. I’ve got a pocketful of kisses to give him and his cute sister — and the other grandchildren who will be there.

Since I’ve got birthdays on my brain, I thought that I would share this idea with you.

Have you seen cakes with pictures on them?  I’ve always wondered how they do it.  Here is a website, Icing Images, where you can send in a picture and they will turn it into a frosting photo that can be placed on top of a birthday cake.  How cool is that?? It only costs $15 for an 8 X 11 inch picture.  For $20, you can get pictures to go on top of a dozen cupcakes.  This could really make a grandchild’s birthday special.

There’s another option for those of you who own Cannon or Epson printers.  You can print these pictures up yourself! How cool is that? You can find frosting sheets (that’s what they print the pictures on) online.  Price ranges around $28 for 24 frosting sheets (or edible frosting sheets).  If you have very many grandchildren, this would be the way to go. It’s a lot cheaper than having someone else print it up and mail it to you.  Cheap is good.

There is a slight drawback.  You also have to have edible ink.  I don’t think anybody wants to eat the regular ink from their ink-jet printer.  At least I wouldn’t particularly want to.

I don’t know how many edible frosting sheets you can print up with the edible ink cartridges.  Sheesh, I don’t know how the frosting sheets get through your printer without getting frosting smeared all over the place.  And now that I think about it, even if I could print it up okay, could my clumsy hands put it on the cake without wrecking the frosting picture? If I can’t make cake pops, how good will I be at making frosting sheets . . . ?

Edible ink cartridges cost over $50. If you don’t have a Cannon or Epson printer, dash over to your local Staples store and pick one up for a mere $340.  Then, make sure you have the right software. It looks like you’re into this fun-frosting-foto-for-grandchildren business almost $450 smackeroos.

Maybe I’ll just go to my local grocery store and see if I can buy a cake with photo frosting on it.  They probably can do it. And it would be lots easier and lots cheaper . . .

How cool is that?

Thanks for sharing!

6 thoughts on “Celebrating Grandchildren’s Birthday

  • DigiGram Post author

    Lisa, let me know how it goes if you do this! (But then, you are such a super grandmother, it will turn out spectacular!)

  • Susan Adcox

    I’m with you. Sometimes it’s fun to DIY, and sometimes it’s better just to pay the freight. But I didn’t know about all of these options. Thanks for that!

  • Lisa

    Happy third birthday to your little guy!

    This is a great idea! I’m going to look for the icing sheets (maybe, just maybe I can find some that’ll work on a Brother printer). Maybe I can have it figured out before his third birthday in June!

    Enjoy the festivities!

  • Julianne

    I cannot believe he’s THREE! Wild. And Harmon’s can totally do photo cakes, my friend had one made for me when I came home from my mission.

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