INK-JET TECHNOLOGY ADDS A PERSONAL TOUCH TO DECORATING WITH EDIBLE REPRODUCTIONS OF COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS TO TOP -- AND TAKE -- THE CAKE

Technology based on ink-jet printers is putting extra frosting onto the supermarket bakery's special-order decorated-cake business.The patented system uses a regular garden-variety computer and a scanner to reproduce color photos on the tops of cakes -- hence the end product's name of "portrait" or "picture" cake.A color monitor lends a touch of theater. But what performs the actual grunt work is

Technology based on ink-jet printers is putting extra frosting onto the supermarket bakery's special-order decorated-cake business.

The patented system uses a regular garden-variety computer and a scanner to reproduce color photos on the tops of cakes -- hence the end product's name of "portrait" or "picture" cake.

A color monitor lends a touch of theater. But what performs the actual grunt work is a decorating cartridge that sprays atomized droplets of edible food coloring on

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