How-to Use Edible Frosting Sheets

Edible Frosting Sheets

Edible frosting sheets are an easy and quick way to decorate a cake. They are simple to use and add a wow factor to the cake with little effort. Pre-designed images such as sports logos, licensed characters, birthday messages, and much more can be purchased to fit almost any party theme. To make a cake extra special,  you can have a photograph turned into an edible design at some cake supply stores. Smaller edible images can fit nicely on top an iced cookie or cupcake. Send party guests home with a personalized treat for a memorable party favor. However you choose to use these edible sheets, they are sure to impress.

Using frosting sheets- Apply the image to the cake before the icing has formed a crust. If the icing has already crusted, lightly mist icing with water before adhering image. If the cake is covered in rolled fondant, brush a thin layer of piping gel onto the back of the image sheet.

Step 1: Bake and ice the cake. Remove the image from the backing by dragging downward across a sharp edge. With both hands, lift the image away from the backing paper.

Step 2: Place edible image picture side up on top of the cake. Be sure to position the image where you would like it to be before placing it on the cake. Once the image is placed on the icing, it can not be removed.

Step 3: Use fingers to adhere the edges of the image to the icing.

Edible Frosting Strips

Edible frosting strips can be used to dress up the sides of a cake. The strips come in different designs and patterns to go with almost any theme. Also available are ribbon strips that can be used in place of real ribbon on a cake. In most cases, it takes more than one strip to wrap around a cake, so strips should be pieced together accordingly (see chart below). Edible frosting strips can be cut to fit the tops of cookies and cupcakes. The designs may also be cut out and added to the cake as an embellishment.

Using frosting strips- Apply to the side of a cake before the icing has formed a crust. If the icing has already crusted, lightly spray with water before attaching frosting strip. If the cake is covered in rolled fondant, brush a thin layer of piping gel onto the back of the strip.

Step 1: Bake and ice the cake. Remove the image strips from the backing by dragging downward across a sharp edge.

Step 2: Using a pastry brush, brush the back of the image strip with a thin layer of piping gel.

Step 3: Align the strips where you want them to be on the cake. Gently press to adhere to the cake.

Step 4: Carefully cut designs out with scissors. Lightly brush the back with piping gel and attach to the cake.

Step 5: Add a piped border.

Here is a chart for the number of edible frosting strips it takes to wrap around a round cake. For square or rectangular cakes, add up all sides and divide by 10 (strips are usually 10″ long) then round up to the nearest whole number. For example: A 12″ square cake would be 12 + 12 + 12 + 12 = 48 ÷ 10 = 4.8. So you would need 5 strips to completely wrap around the cake.

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