BEFORE APPLYING :Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling the image.
Have your cake ready prepared. For the best results your frosting or icing should not be dry or have a skin. If it has become dry spray a VERY FINE mist of water on your icing/frosting. If you put too much water it will disintegrate the icing sheet.
If using circle cake topDO NOT cut around cake top before removing backing.
If usingribbon, cut into strips before removing backings .
Is using large cake top or square one that has to be cut do so before removing backing
Remove your edible sheet from the airtight bag. Your edible picture is cut and ready to use. If you have ordered a custom size pls see above and cut image using scissors whilst still on the plastic white backing sheet. Make sure your fingers are not moist when handling the icing sheet
Simply peel away the cake top from the backing sheet and place it on your cake. Same rule for cupcake toppers. If your topper is having problems hold top and bottom of backing sheet and rub vigirously off a sharp sided counter or table top to peel away.
Once the edible picture has been on the cake for a few minutes it will begin to blend with the frosting.Beware not to touch it as it can leave a dent if you do so
If you accidently tear the topper whilst applying simply rub gently back together
HOT HUMID WEATHER ADVICE AND PROBLEM SOLVING!!
I love hot weather but the icing sheets dont!!
If your icing sheet is sticking to its backing and you are struggling to get away its due to humidity in the air and moisture has got into the sheet. There is a couple of ways you can solve this
OPTION 1-ONLY USE THIS OPTION IF YOU HAVE A DRY FROST FREE FREEZER REMOVE PACKAGING. PLACE SHEET FLAT ON PIZZA BOX AND CLOSE DOOR. WAIT UP TO 1 MINUTES (IN WARMER TIMES OF YEAR IT CAN TAKE A LITTLE LONGER OR IF YOUR FREEZER IS VERY FULL) THE ICING SHEET WILL FREEZE AND GO HARD AND YOU CAN JUST PEEL AWAY THE BACKING SHEET AS PER VIDEO.PLACE STRAIGHT ON PREPARED CAKE.
OPTION 2 - Use a hairdryer and carefully clow hot air on the backing of the image until it starts to loosen slightly ie drying out the moisture. This may take time
OPTION 3- Turn your oven onto 80c. When reaches temperature place icing sheet on baking tray or greaseproof paper onto shelf. Leave in oven for 1min 40 sec approx and then take out and place onto kitchen surface and allow to cool (off baking tray if using one) . When has cooled for a few minutes it should pop away from backing
Once the cake top is placed on the cake gently smooth it down and leave to set in place. Decorate edges as you wish.
DO NOT WRAP CAKE TIGHT WITH FOIL OR CLING FILM AS ICING SHEETS CAN GET STUCK TO IT WHEN LEFT OVERNIGHT. EITHER PLACE IN CAKE BOX OR WRAP LOOSELY. DO NOT APPLY BAKING PARCHMENT OVER TOP AS THIS WILL STICK.
APPLICATION TIPS FOR PRE CUT ICED CUPCAKES
OUR PRE CUT ICED CUPCAKE TOPPERS ARE EASY PEEL. THIS MEANS YOU SIMPLY PEEL LIKE A STICKER FROM THE PLASTIC BACKING SHEET AND PLACE ON CAKE OR TOPPING. DO NOT LEAVE THEM OUT OF THE BAG AS HUMIDITY WILL CAUSE THEM TO STICK TO BACKING SHEET. SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS HOLD TOP AND BOTTOM OF BACKING SHEET AND RUB BACKING SHEET VIGIROUSLY AGAINST A SHARP DESK EDGE SO CIRCLES PEEL AWAY FROM BACKING.
We would recommend if weather is warm or humid to either place on a flat swirl of buttercream or use a fondant disc under them to support them. This can be very easily made cutting a circle out of flat fondant icing waiting for it to dry out (couple of hours) then VERY lightly brush with water and place icing topper on top.
APPLICATION OF RICE PAPER CUPCAKES OR STAND UPS
Cut the images from the designed sheet as required using clean dry scissors. Place on top of finished cupcakes or cake using buttercream, white edible gel, melted chocolate or icing pen .