Q. What is edible cake toppers

A. Edible cake toppers are printed on edible icing sheets are paper-thin sheets of flexible, printable frosting that easily adhere to buttercream, fondant, chocolate, and royal icing. Icing sheets come with a plastic backing that helps keep the frosting pliable until you are ready to work with it.

A. What are icing sheet made of?

Q. We sell edible icing sheets and wafer paper.

Edible icing sheets are made  from the following ingredients: Water, Starch, Dried Glucose Syrup, Humectant, Glycerine, Sweetner, Sorbitol, Colour, Titanium Dioxide, Vegetable oil (rapeseed), Thickener, Cellulose, Emulsifier, Polysorbate 80, Vanillin, Sucralose.

Wafer paper are made of Potato Starch, Water, Sweetener (Sucralose), Flavouring (Vanilla)

Q. Are Icing Sheets suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans?

A. Yes, the Icing Sheets we use are suitable for vegans and Vegetarians.

A. What size are the Icing Sheets?

Q. We stock  A4 and A3 Icing Sheets and Wafer paper .

A4 Icing Sheets are a little shorter than an A4 sheet of paper (28.5cm x 20.8cm) 

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A4 Wafer paper are  210 mm × 297 mm (8.27 in × 11.7 in).

- A3 Icing Sheets are a little shorter than an A3 sheet of paper (41cm x 29.8cm)

- A3 Wafer paper are  297 mm x 420 mm (11.69 in x 16.54 in)

We always advise you allow at least a 1-1.5cm margin all the way around the sheet to allow for the print feed (any images in this area may not be printed otherwise). This means your print will most likely have a small white border all the way around - we cannot guarantee edge to edge printing. 

A. Can I have more than one image on an Icing Sheet? 

Q. Yes, you can have as many images as you can fit on, however, the number will depend on the size of the images.

Q. Can you alter my images for me?

A. Yes we can resize images to any size and add text borders to images and make minor adjustments but we do not offer a photoshop service.

A. Where do I send my images? 

Q. There is an option on our website that allows you to upload your images. 

Q. Can you send me a proof of what my icing sheet will look like?

A. Yes, if you would like to see a proof of what you topper looks like we can send a copy before printing.

Q. Will my uploaded picture print exactly the way it looks on my computer?

A. The way you see your image on your computer may vary slightly in the way our printer prints with the edible colors - there are so many settings and preference for individual computers that an exact match is never possible. Also, images that you copy from an on-line source, or images that you have extracted from Word documents or .PDF files (or other embedded image sources) can use different color palettes which can affect the way the image is printed. Photographs that you scan and save as images files can also print differently depending on how the scanner interprets the colors. Usually scanning original photos is not a problem as long as you don't scan an image that was printed with a printer. Some photo may look fine but once they are blown up to a larger size the can become a bit blurry. Before you sent us your picture blow it up to the size you want on your topper this will give you an idea what it will look like when we print.

 

A. Can I cut the Icing Sheet and wafer paper?

Q. Yes. Icing Sheet is attached to a plastic backing sheet, you can cut the sheet to size using scissors whilst it is still attached to the backing sheet, or if you're using a cutter, remove the icing from the backing sheet and then attach it to a piece of rolled out sugarpaste before cutting, this will give you a nice clean cut using cookie or sugarpaste cutters.

Wafer paper can be cut with scissors, craft knife or a paper punch.

A. How do you apply Icing Sheets?

Icing Sheets are supplied on a plastic backing sheet. To use the sheets, gently peel the icing from the backing sheet. We recommend placing your icing sheet onto a sugarpaste covered cake for the best results. You can place your icing sheet straight onto the cake - use clean brush to brush water onto the sugarpaste and gently press the icing sheet into place. 

If you want to make individual toppers to place on cupcakes or cookies, roll out a piece of sugarpaste and gently brush the surface with water, gently press the icing sheet in place, then use your preferred cutter to cut the shapes you desire.

Q. How do you apply wafer paper?

A. Wafer paper does not have a backing sheet it can be applied onto cakes really easily. Simply lightly moisten the back of the wafer paper or the surface you are applying it to using a fine mist of water and apply but don’t over-wet.  Wafer paper does have a tendency to curl if it’s applied to wet icing. If being used on buttercream apply it at the last minute or when the buttercream has formed a crust. Working from the center outwards, smooth any bubbles that may exist. A decorative piped edge can be added around the cake to hide the edge of the wafer paper.

Hint:

Wafer paper can start to absorb the moisture from the buttercream which can cause grease patches.  This can be overcome by making a backing layer of roll-out fondant which you apply the wafer paper to before applying it to your cake.

Q. How long will the icing sheet and wafer paper last?

A. Icing Sheets and wafer paper are all printed to order and will last at least 6 months if stored correctly. Over time, you may find the colour deepens and the sheets become slightly firmer.

Q. How should I store my Icing Sheet?

A. Your Icing Sheet will be posted to you in a sealed bag and envelope, we recommend keeping your sheet in the bag and envelope in a cool dark place until you wish to use it. Exposure to heat and light may affect the quality of your print. Do not allow your print to get wet - the image is printed onto the surface of the icing and will smudge if it gets wet.