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Your ( edible photo/picture ) should peel off easily - DO NOT FORCE IT!  If it is sticking to the backing sheet, this is probably due to the temperature and humidity in the room.  Leave it out of its bag in a dry room.  


PLEASE NOTE: if the weather is warm with high humidity this may take longer. If the icing sheet does not peel off easily, leave it for another hour or two out of its bag and check it every 30 minutes. Do not leave it overnight or let it dry out completely as it may become brittle and crack.

This process is faster in a warm room with air-conditioning or central heating.

If the icing sheet still does not come away easily, try gently applying a hairdryer to the reverse for 30 seconds, or put it on a baking tray in a warm oven (not hot) for a couple of minutes, or a fan oven with the fan on but the heat off, or hold it under a desk-lamp with a warm bulb.

You will get better results if you peel the backing away from the ( edible photo/picture ) rather than the other way round.  If you have any difficulty, pull the backing sheet over the edge of a table or worktop (as illustrated).


After a few hours your ( edible photo/picture ) will blend into the cake icing and look like it has been painted onto the icing.  The time this takes and the results will vary depending on how dry your cake icing is. 

If you have used a very dry topping, or if you need to serve the cake straight away then pipe some icing around the  ( edible photo/picture ) to hide any visible edges.  

If you want some more decoration, sprinkle on some sugar strands or sweets (such as chocolate buttons) and put some ribbon around the outside (available from florists).


You can have any kind of cake - fruit, sponge, chocolate, or your favourite recipe.  Bake and decorate your own cake or buy one already iced from a baker, supermarket.  Your baker or cake decorator may be able to decorate your cake for you. 

Your ( edible photo/picture ) can be applied to almost any kind of icing such as fondant, sugar paste, royal icing, butter-cream or glacé icing.  Try to apply the edible photo as soon after icing your cake as possible.  


Your cake topping can be any color, but remember that your ( edible photo/picture ) is made from very thin icing, so dark colors like chocolate may not always be suitable. Try white chocolate instead.  


If you have a very wet icing or a covering with a high fat content (such as butter or cream cheese) then we suggest you make a backing plaque from fondant or sugar paste. This should be about the same size and shape as your edible photo. Place the ( edible photo/picture ) on the plaque and put this on your cake top. Otherwise you should apply the ( edible photo/picture ) just before serving the cake before it has time to absorb the moisture or fat.

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Keep your ( edible photo/picture ) in its plastic bag until you are ready to use it.  Take it out of the bag before applying it to the cake to allow time for it to dry out slightly.  This will make it easier to peel from the backing sheet.

If you have a shop-bought cake or the icing on your cake has dried or formed a crust, a little moisture will help the cake attach to the icing and blend in.  Dampen the cake icing using a pastry-brush or a fine mist/spray, but don’t over-wet it.  DO NOT WET THE CAKE - this may cause the colors in the image to run.

Hold your ( edible photo/picture ) gently at the edges and place the middle onto the cake first.  If any bubbles or wrinkles appear gently pat them out with DRY fingers.  

If you accidentally tear the ( edible photo/picture ) - DON'T PANIC! Just rub very gently with a dry finger and it will merge back together and the tear will disappear after an hour or so.

1. Prepare Your Cake

2. Remove Your Cake from the Backing Sheet

3. Apply Your Cake

4. Your Finished Cake

How to Store your Cake: