Icing Sheet print care and instructions
(for Wafer Paper and Fabric Sheets please Google and see YouTube tutorials online as applications may differ for various projects)
|I always recommend buying your printed cake topper as near to your event as possible.
Once printed, cake toppers are at their best when used within 2 – 3 weeks. Up to 4 weeks if kept in it’s original heat-sealed bag.
EDIBLE PRINT STORAGE:
FINISHED CAKE STORAGE:
Your decal can be applied to most any homemade or store-bought cake. You can use a buttercream icing, royal icing, fondant, or sugar paste.
If your cake is frozen, thaw completely prior to applying the decal. Once applied, the image is not repositionable. Handle with clean, dry hands. Avoid water drips.
If necessary, the print may be cut to any shape using scissors, blades or paper punches.
Remove your image from its backing sheet by placing it face side down on a clean, dry surface and slowly and carefully peel the backing sheet away from the image. Hold the image with both hands and place it face up directly on the cake icing. Gently smooth the image down with fingertips (or a dry, clean foam brush) starting from the center of the image and working to the edges.
BEST WAY TO WORK WITH CUPCAKE/COOKIE TOPPERS (from personal experience):
TIPS & TRICKS:
If you have trouble removing your image from its backing due to high humidity (decal is moist, stretching or sticking), try the following: if possible, move the image you are ready to use to a drier environment. An air-conditioned room will usually be dry enough to condition the image so that it can be peeled. Place the decal in a freezer for a few minutes or run a hair dryer on warm setting over it for a few seconds after which the image will usually peel easily from the backing sheet.
If you have trouble removing your image from its backing sheet due to low humidity (decal is dry, brittle) try the following: place a warm damp cloth/paper towel underneath it and close your reclosable bag tight. Make sure the damp cloth does not touch the image. Leave for a few hours or up to 3 days, then remove the towel to prevent mold.
For Ice cream cakes with whipped topping – don’t add any additional water. To apply directly to ice cream, it is best to allow the ice cream to “sweat” a bit before applying the image, or mist the ice cream with milk before applying the image. If you are working with soft-serve ice cream you will achieve better results by applying your decal while the ice cream is soft, then freezing.
For Whipped Toppings – don’t add extra moisture.
For buttercream frosted cakes – apply your decal right after icing the cake. American style buttercream icings will form a thin crust about an hour after it was applied. If buttercream has formed a crust, spray with a fine mist of water before applying the image.
For royal Icing – add a mist of water over royal icing before applying an Edible Image decoration.
Poured white chocolate or ganache – Pour your icing over your product then apply the image while the icing is still wet. Let image set before moving.
For Sugar paste or fondant – use a small brush to apply water only where your image will be placed and then apply your image to this area. Water outside the image area will leave a mark on your fondant. If you do not use enough water, your image will not adhere.
During winter: The prints may crack or shatter when frozen. When picking-up, protect from exposing to freezing weather.
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