What is the shelf life of the icing sheets?
The shelf life of the icing sheets is 1 year, although they must be kept in the Ziploc bags. However, we do suggest the printed images be used within 3 months after it's been printed.

What does the icing sheet taste like?
The icing sheets have no noticeable taste. The icing sheets are made out of Corn starch, Corn syrup, Solids, Micro crystalline Cellulose, Water, Sugar, Glycerin, Poly glycerol Esters of Fatty Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Locust Bean Gum. It may also contain FD&C Colors.

What type of icing should I have on my cake?
The printed icing sheet can be applied to almost any kind of icing such as, sugar paste icing, fondant, royal icing, or butter-cream.

Will the printed icing sheet mold onto icing that has set for a day or more?
If the icing on the cake appears dry, moisten the cake top before applying the printed icing sheet by spraying a fine mist of water on the cake, or by using a basting brush.

What do I do if the icing sheets are dry & brittle?
If the icing sheets are dry and brittle they have dried out too much. This is usually caused by a faulty Ziploc bag, or failure to close the Ziploc bag after removing an icing sheet. To re-humidify the icing sheets they may be sprayed with a fine mist of water, using an airbrush, or any other water misting device. They will become moist again, and you may have to wait a few minutes for them to dry back to a usable condition. You can also bring moisture back into the icing sheets by holding them over a pot of steaming water for a few seconds, or place them into a high humidity proofing area or proof box if available for a short time.

Can I use any photo?
Yes. You can use any black & white or color photo, or anything you think would look good on a cake. Of course the better quality the picture, the better the results will be. Any photos that you mail to us will be returned with your product. Picture Your Cake cannot print copyrighted photos (e.g. wedding photos) without including WRITTEN permission from the photographer on their letterhead. Most photographers will gladly give their consent.

How do I put the image on the cake?
Full instructions on how to use your edible image are included with every order. If you are purchasing the cake at a bakery, they will be happy to apply the image for you. Be sure to provide the instructions for them.

Can I add text to the image?
Yes. We can add text in a variety of fonts and colors.

What kind of frosting should I use on my cake?
The best frostings to use are buttercream, or common store bought ready-to-spread frostings. Wet whipped cream or non-dairy toppings will work but can cause the image to fade too quickly if left on for a long period of time. For best results, use a white or light colored frosting where the images are to be placed - this will ensure that the image colors are not washed out by a darker frosting color.

When should I apply the image to my cake?
For best results, apply your image to your freshly iced cake, cupcakes, or cookies 24 hours before serving. Depending on how wet your frosting is, the image will begin to fade with too much moisture. If you are concerned about fading, place the image on the cake within an hour of the event. If you are using a cake bought at a bakery with the harder frosting, the image can be placed on at your convenience, but not more than 48 hours prior to the event.

Is the image safe to eat?
Completely. The edible icing sheet and edible inks are FDA approved. Once the image is applied to the cake, it will bond with the frosting and can be easily cut with a knife.