the Edible Image to Your Cake
Icing Image Instructions
Image should last up to 3 weeks if
kept sealed tightly in a zipper locked bag - always keep image flat/straight
Frosting should be buttercream, or
common store bought ready-to-spread frostings. Wet whipped cream or
non-dairy toppings can cause the image to fade. For best results, use a
white frosting where the images are to be placed, and spread the frosting
as smooth as possible.
Have a plain just-frosted cake
ready. If using a previously frosted cake (frozen or refrigerated), allow
the frosting to soften at room temperature for 10 minutes
Remove Icing Image from the bag and
set it out in room temperature for at least 10 minutes (drier
climates) to 60 minutes (more humid climates). If you need
to cut the image from the sheet to fit on the cake, do this as soon as it
is removed from the bag using a sharp x-acto knife or box cutter. If the image is
pliable when you first remove it from the bag, and is easy to remove from
backing it does not need to sit out for any period of time.
To remove the image from the
backing, pull the backing down over a sharp table edge at the corners,
while keeping the icing as straight as possible. If the icing is not
lifting off easily, allow it to sit longer to dry out. Do not let the
image over dry or it may crack. If the image should tear, the pieces can
still be placed on the cake and patted into place.
- If the
image is too dry, you can put a damp paper towel in the bag under the
plastic backing - NOT ON THE IMAGE - for a few minutes. If
the frosting is too dry, you can spray a light even mist of water over the
frosting before placing the image.
Position the Icing Image on your
cake, lowering the middle of the image down on the cake first. Wrinkles
can be removed by gently patting them until they disappear.
You may immediately begin to apply
your decorations. You may write on top of the image with
frostings or jellies.
If you refrigerate you cake after
applying image, allow the cake to sit out at least 1/2 hour before cutting
to allow image to become pliable again