Edible Cake Images

Your Guide to Edible Cake Images:

Edible cake toppers that are presented on CakeChannel.com are the latest in edible printing technology made in USA!

Toppers are made of icing printed in USA, using FDA approved edible ink. Edible stickers (toppers) are very easy to apply: peel, stick and smooth your way to professional looking cakes or cookies.

Edible cake images do not have a noticeable taste.


Water, Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids, Cellulose, Sorbitol, Glycerine, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Arabic Gum, Polysorbate 80, Vanilla, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate. Contains no known allergens and is kosher certified.

Designs: You can get anything you like; there is an array of children, wedding, baby/bridal showers and holiday designs. You may get any picture or business logo.

Sizes and shapes:

There are: Round cake sheets, Square cake sheets and Cupcake sheets:

Square Edible Photos Dimensions:

1/4 sheet (print size 10 x 8) 1/2 sheet (print size 16 x 11)

Round Edible Photos Dimensions:

8″ and 10”

Cupcake Edible Photos Dimensions:

2″ circles for cupcakes/cookies (12 per sheet) 3″ circles for cupcakes/cookies (9 per sheet)

Please understand that edible inks and frosting sheets do not provide the same results as traditional paper and ink. Colors can be difficult to match exactly and results cannot be guaranteed.

Edible image adult birthday cake

Edible cake decorations should be stored at room temperature and kept in the packing it arrived in. Please keep it in airtight bag away from sunlight and heat. Do not refrigerate or freeze.

Icing toppers will stay fresh for up to 12 months if stored properly. For the rest results however (best color and clarity), we recommend using your edible images within two to three weeks.

We recommend applying toppers on the day you plan to serve them. Once on the cake, edible images will last as long as the cake itself – a couple days if properly stored.

Preparing the Cake and Applying the Image:

Whether you are making homemade cake or you are having a bakery make them for you, please read these important tips:

First of all – Remove your package as soon as possible from your mailbox. Edible cake toppers can be damaged by humidity, cold or hot weather.

A. Removing the icing sheet from the packaging:

Make sure you have clean, dry hands before touching the image.

If you purchased cupcake toppers or other images (with multiple pieces on a sheet), cut around the images with a sharp dry pair of scissors then remove the backing sheet (and follow steps below).

If you follow these directions the image will ALWAYS come free from its backer sheet. It is extremely important not to pick at the image if it is resistant. This indicates that it is too moist to release from the backer sheet.

The best solution is to allow it to sit out overnight and check again

ipad adult birthday edible image cake

1. Inspect image upon receipt. Using a clean fingernail gently lift a corner bending the backer sheet away from the image at the same time. If it immediately pulls off you can put your sheet back into the airtight bag until an hour before you are ready to use. If it does not then follow these instructions until it is coming free from the backer sheet.

2. Sit image out of bag in a dry dark area and allow to it dry out. This can take several hours in some cases, so please start working on it the day before.

3. If it is still adhering to the backer you can use a hair dryer on low to wick away moisture. Do not allow the image to become too warm and keep a sweeping motion while drying it out. Again this can take some time and patience.

4. If you are pressed for time and cannot use the above methods you can place the image in the freezer for 30-60 seconds at a time, (keep it away from the water). Remove it from Ziploc bag and do not allow it to freeze solid as it will be easy to crack). Take it out from the freezer and apply to the cake immediately, before it warms up again. After application it will soften again.

Note: If you freeze the icing sheet in a plastic bag the ink will bleed due to condensation.

With time, patience and these instructions the sheet will always release from the backer sheet…

B. Preparing the Cake

What type of frosting should be used?

Edible toppers work best on buttercream or cheese frosting . They also apply easily to royal icing, fondant, gum-paste, ice-cream and cookies. We suggest a white color.

Chocolate or colored frostings would also work, but since edible toppers are translucent the color of any darker frosting will show through.

  • Buttercream frosting: Use just ordinary buttercream. We do not suggest melted (torched) buttercream.

  • Fondant and gumpaste: The best results are achieved with fresh, white fondant or gum paste. Surface needs to be flat and moist. Frost your cake smoothly, and if a crust forms, it needs to be moisten before application. Note: Too much water will cause the colors to BLEED.

  • Ice Cream Cakes: If applying directly to ice cream, allow the ice cream to sweat, or mist the ice cream with milk before applying the image, to avoid cracks forming in the cake, then you can apply the image. If the image bubbles during freezing, GENTLY TAP (do not rub) the image.

  • For Non-Dairy Whipped Toppings: DO NOT ADD extra moisture. Keep the finished cake in the refrigerator to maintain the integrity of the image and the topping.

  • Royal Icing: Make sure you add a good mist of water over a cake iced with royal icing before you apply the image.

  • Poured or Dipped White Chocolate icing: Apply the image while the icing is wet. Be sure your cake is on a flat surface or the image may slide.

    Castle princess edible cake image

    Note: CakeChannel.com does not manufacture or print any of decorations presented on this site. We bring together the best suppliers of various edible decorations to help you make amazing easy cakes.

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