|How to apply your frosting sheet:
Keep your frosting sheet in the zipped bag until you are ready to use. These sheets can keep for 12 months in a dark area, unrefrigerated so be sure to stock up with your next order to save on shipping costs.
Buttercream frosting works best but these images can be applied to almost any kind of frosting as long as it is moist or you moisten it before application. Frost your cake smoothly and if a crust forms or if you are using fondant or another drier frosting then simply mist the cake to moisten the surface.
Remove your image from the backer sheet. I suggest you begin this process several hours before you are ready to apply, even days before in high humidity. If you have any trouble removing the image allow it to sit on your counter to dry out. In cases of high humidity or if your image is color dense it will need more dry time. If you encounter ANY resistance in removing the sheet – STOP! Forcing the image will only tear it as it is delicate. Allow it to dry out longer or if need be you can use a hair dryer on a low setting and wick some moisture out by lightly passing it over the image. This can take up to 15 minutes in some cases. Patience is needed but with patience the image will ALWAYS come off the sheet neatly. As a last resort 30 Seconds in a freezer can help. Keep placing it back in the freezer for 30 second intervals being careful no to allow the image to freeze solid as it will then crack. It’s important not to dry it out completely or it will crack. Once you have a free edge it is sometimes helpful to use a cake spatula and slide it under the image to free it from the backer.
Once free from the backer simply hold the image from both ends and gently lay it on your cake. Pat it down around the edges and smooth it over with a dry hand. If you do have a tear you can lay the image and gently pat the image together. Be sure to allow a couple of hours for your image to bond with your frosting and once it has do not touch the image. Never cover with plastic wrap. As always I am here to help so feel free to email me with any questions. I usually check my messages every hour or so throughout the day.