are printed on an actual layer of icing. The icing is held together
by a backing sheet that you will remove before applying the image to
your frosting sheet in its original sealed bag until you are ready
to use. They do not
need refrigeration! Keep
the image at room temperature, out of any direct light
life of the frosting sheet is about 12 months
CAN USE FROSTING SHEETS ON
Butter cream-Frosting sheets are best
if placed on a butter-cream type frosting.
Because of the high water content in whipped cream, you should apply
the edible image as close to serving time as possible. Any
type of frosting that has very high moisture content will tend to
cause bleeding. A
thin coating of butter-cream can be added where the image is to be
placed to avoid
Mist the surface of the ice cream with milk or let soften a bit
before applying the edible image
- Using a brush apply water where your image will be placed. Water outside the image area
will leave a mark on your fondant.
- There are several ways to adorn decals
to cookies. Regular icing, frosting, royal icing, or corn syrup
thinned with a little water will adhere the image to most cookies.
Cookies - Apply corn
syrup thinned with a bit of water to the chocolate cookie and place
the edible image on top.
candy lollipops - Lightly
coat the lollipop with corn syrup thinned with a little water, apply
the image on top.
syrup, thinned with a little water, applied to the bar works well or
heat the chocolate with a hair dryer for about 20 seconds. Apply the
edible image on top.
are best applied to light colored icing. Keep in mind that your
decal is made from very thin icing, so dark colors may show through
this case we would suggest to put the image on a thin piece of
fondant then onto the cake.
you are using butter cream or any other harder frosting, the image
can be placed on at your convenience, but not more than 48 hours
prior to the event. Depending on how wet your frosting is, the
image will begin to fade with too much moisture. If you are
concerned about fading, place the image on the cake within an hour
of the event.
not let water come in contact with the edible image before or after
on the cake.
The sheet will melt and ruin the print.
with clean, dry hands.
frosting should not be dry. If it becomes dry apply a fine mist of
water over it before applying your frosting sheet
your image from its backing sheet by gently placing it on a table
edge or counter top with the image facing up and roll the backing
sheet firmly over the edge of the table to loosen your image.
the edible image sheet on top of your cake by holding ends and
gently applying from the middle first, to the ends.
Gently smooth out the edible image making sure the edges are
touching frosting. If you are applying edible image strips to the
sides of your cake, follow the same directions. If needed, you can
trim the cake decals with sharp scissors on or off the backing
sheet. When applying the last strip you can trim the end to fit.
will take about 20-30 minutes the image to melt into the frosting
border or edge decoration of your choice to finish
HINTS ON WORKING WITH FROSTING SHEETS
of sheets that seem to stick to backing sheet:
backing sheet over the sharp edge of a tabletop a couple of times.
technique will help to pop the image off the backing sheet .
this doesn’t work, the humidity is too high. Exposure
to high humidity may cause the frosting sheet to absorb moisture and
stick to the baking, making them difficult to peel.
you experience this do
not try to peel the icing sheet away.
It's likely to cause tearing
the sheet on a pan and place it in a warm dry oven at about 85 F,
for about 8-10 minutes after which the image will usually peel
easily from the backing sheet. (this method really works best) or
a hair dryer on the front and reverse sides of the backing sheet.
Dry it on high in circular motion for about 60 seconds each side. Do
not dry it up close. Repeat if necessary until the sheet stiffens
slightly. Then it'll be easy to remove the backing
the frosting sheet into a DRY
freezer for about 30 seconds. In high humidity you may need to leave
it in for longer, about 1-1.5 minutes. It should be removed
immediately after taking it out from the freezer