How to Apply The Image for Edible Cake Pictures

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Icing Image Instructions

  1. Have a plain just-frosted cake ready. Do not apply any decorations before applying the image. Frosting should be butter cream, or common store-bought ready-to-spread frostings. For best results, use a white frosting where the images are to be placed.
  2. Frosting or icing should not be dry or have a skin.
  3. Remove Icing Image from bag and leave out in normal room conditions for about 15 minutes.
  4. Icing Image will peel away easily from backing paper. If any difficulty removing, pull backing sheet over the sharp edge of a table, etc., and the icing sheet should come away from backing sheet. If it is stuck to the clear backing, use a hair dryer and carefully blow hot air on the backing of the image until it starts to loosen (drying the moisture that is causing the sheet to stick to the backing).
  5. Lay the printed sheet on top of your cake by holding ends and applying middle first and then lowering towards the ends. If any wrinkles appear, gently pat image to smooth them out.
  6. Add border or edging of your choice to your cake.
  7. You can write on top of the image with frostings or jellies as needed.


  • Images should not be refrigerated until applied to the cake.
  • Various frostings can be used, however, a very wet Whipped Cream or Non-Dairy Topping can cause the image to fade if left in the refrigerator for a long period of time.
  • If cakes are frozen, it is best to thaw slightly before applying the Icing Image. Watch for and remove moisture bubbles before applying the image.
  • The icing sheet will have either no taste or a slight vanilla flavor. It is safe to eat directly off the backing and does not require being placed on a cake.
  • It is ok to cut the image or images out with scissors or a sharp blade with the backing still on if the entire sheet is not needed.
  • Do not leave in direct sunlight. Keep stored in the sealed bag face down and protected from damage until ready to apply.

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How can I order an edible picture for my cake?

Icing Images sells edible printer systems for cake decorators or home hobbyist to print edible pictures.

If you do not want to pay for a printer system or will not use it enough, you can simply order an edible image from us and we will send it to you in the mail!

Where can i buy an affordable edible printer for cake decorating?

You can choose from a wide variety of quality edible ink printer systems from Icing Images®, the originator of the most affordable Edible Printer System.

Depending on your needs, you can buy small icing sheets, circle template sheets in many sizes, and large full-sheet sizes. Icing Images also sells edible ink cartridges and refill bottles.

What is the best edible printer to buy?

There are many companies that sell edible printers. They all have the same basic contents: a printer, a pack of edible icing sheets, and edible ink cartridges.

Buying the cheapest does not mean buying good quality. What separates these numerous companies are things like company longevity, customer service, reputation, social validation, and above all, the quality of the products.

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