Using Technology for Cake Decorating

KlickitatStreet drawing on cookies with an ipadSometimes I come across something that is new and exciting. Sometimes it’s just new to me and lots of other people have already known about it for a while.

So if this isn’t new to you, just pretend to be excited with me!

This technology has me so excited! Imagine the possibilities.

There is an ipad app called Camera Lucida that works by using an image on your screen and the rear camera to allow you to trace and see what you are tracing from the image.

This is a really fun app for anyone wanting to play around and trace some pictures but it is even more cool because this can be used for cake decorating.

Sarah Trefny at klickitatstreet.com wrote a tutorial on how to trace patterns onto cookies with this app. She shows how she built a stand to hold the ipad in place while working too.

The possibilities are endless with this technology. You could copy simple little characters or draw detailed images. It can be done on cookies like Sarah shows in her tutorial or onto cupcakes, or right onto a cake or onto sugar pieces that you can then put on a cake.

Isn’t this just the coolest idea? One downside is that it can only work on the new ipad. The older ipads are not equipped with the back camera that is required.

So what do you think? Is this a technology you would use? What other technology helps you in your decorating?

10 Responses to Using Technology for Cake Decorating

  1. Wendy says:

    I am excited I have never seen this or heard of it…good job

  2. Amy Tzall says:

    What a great idea!

  3. Margie says:

    I too have never seen this, but do know of those expensive projection systems that others use to decorate cookies. Thanks for the information.

  4. Tammy says:

    This is fantastic! I downloaded it immediately. I hope this can save me the expense of the kopycake!

  5. Paul says:

    Isn’t it interesting how technology impacts upon almost every aspect of our lives these days. It does look pretty cool. I wonder if it will move to other platforms such as Android?

  6. Ali says:

    Love it! What a shame I only have an original iPad…

  7. Loretta says:

    I’m so happy right now, I just download this app. My grandson birthday is at the end of the month now I can show off my new lovely work. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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  9. Hi everyone! I’m the creator of this app and want to thank all of the sugar art experts out there who have found my app and used it in this incredible way. Sarah at Klickatat street really is amazing! If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me at pete@cameraLucidaApp.com

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