Frequently asked question on edible images

Our premium edible icing sheets (sugar sheets) can add glamour to your cakes, cupcakes or cookies. They are easy to use and can be decorated with your design, or you can choose from our pre-designed cake toppers.

The edible icing sheets used by us easily peel away from their backing sheet, and we only use premium edible ink to print your designs.

You can use our edible icing sheet cake toppers on various applications, including buttercream, fondant, and royal icing.

Our wafer paper products are easy to use in your cakes, cup cakes, cookies as well as cocktail garnishing.

Below are some essential facts about edible images printed on edible icing sheets.


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What are Edible Images?

Edible Images are images printed on edible paper with edible inks.
Edible paper comes in two formats, Edible Icing Sheets (also known as sugar sheets) and Wafer Paper. Our Edible images are printed using food grade edible ink, which result in vibrant colour images.

What is an Icing Sheet?

Icing sheets or Sugar Sheets are created as a layer of icing  pressed thinly onto a backing sheet. It is quite a flexible material and they are not transparent. Due to its flexibility and ability to create vibrant custom designs these are used regularly to as cake decorations.

Icing sheet ingredients

Generally the ingredients contain, Starches (E1422, E1412), Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Sugar, Stabilizer (E414, D460i), Dextrose, Emulsifiers (E435, E471), Flavours (vanillin), Food Colour (E171), Preservative (E202, E330).

Edible Icing sheets used by Prints On Cake are of highest quality and our product is gluten and nut free.

Allergens: Contain corn.

What is the shelf life of the icing sugar sheets?

You can keep icing sheets for 12 months using the storage instructions and original packaging. We recommend using your edible icing sheet image within three months to ensure the colour vibrancy of the design.

How to store icing sugar sheets?

Keep the Icing sheets flat in their Zip Lock airtight bag in a cool, dry place. If they are not kept within the zip lock bag, they will dry out and become brittle and unusable.
Be sure to keep the image out of any direct light. Exposure to sunlight and artificial lights can fade the colours of your personalised edible icing sugar images.

Do not store edible icing sheets within the fridge.

Can you freeze or refrigerate the cake after applying the icing sheet?

Do not refrigerate or freeze the cake once the icing sugar sheet is applied to the cake. Freezing or refrigeration will cause ice crystals to form or cause sweating on the icing sheet resulting in colour bleeding.
We recommend you place the icing sheet on the day of your special occasion to ensure they are not exposed to the elements.

What kind of cake of surfaces can I apply the icing sheet?

The edible icing sugar cake toppers can be used on most cake coverings, including marzipan, fondant, royal icing, glace icing, chocolate, whipped cream, buttercream and frozen cake surfaces (ice-cream).
If you use a wet surface such as whipped cream or frozen cake, we recommend applying your edible cake topper to a thin white fondant layer and then placing it on the cake. This method will ensure a professional finish, and the thin fondant layer will be a barrier between the wet icing and your personalised edible image.

If you apply the edible icing sheet onto fondant, we recommend using a mist of water applied to the fondant with a pastry brush. Be careful not to apply too much water, as this will cause the edible icing print colours to run off. Ensure all areas of the fondant where the edible image is applied are moist enough to stick to the fondant.

Printing images on edible icing sheets

Your personalised designs and images are printed on edible icing sheets using food grade quality edible ink. We can print any design or pattern you want on edible icing sheets. Colours with a metallic appearance, such as gold, silver designs, are difficult to colour match edible icing sheets and should be avoided being printed.

What is wafer paper?

Wafer paper is also known as rice paper. Our wafer paper is made from three simple, natural, ingredients, potato starch, water and olive oil. It is a stiff but slightly transparent material. This means it generally maintains its shape unless exposed to a large amount of liquid, when it starts to dissolve.
Edible wafer paper is approximately 0.35mm thick.

What is wafer card?

Wafer card product is double thickness compared to a standard wafer paper sheet. It is also known as double density wafer paper. Wafer Card gives you greater strength, so it is ideal though for printing stand up cake toppers.
The edible wafer card is approximately 0.9mm thick.

What is the shelf life of is wafer paper/card?

Our wafer paper will have 12 months shelf life if stored as recommended, but it's better to use it within six months.
It is best stored in its original packaging, below 25˚C, at a low humidity area and away from sources of moisture and heat and away from sunlight to prevent fading. Do not store wafer paper in the open air or a refrigerator. Keep the wafer paper flat, and do not place any heavy object on top.

Is wafer paper/card suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians?

Yes wafer card and paper products are suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.

Can you put wafer paper/card on buttercream?

Wafer paper will be more affected by humidity than the oils in buttercream, but if you want to use them, put them on at the last minute. Don't refrigerate a buttercream or fondant cake with wafer paper because the condensation after removing the cake from the fridge will melt the product.

How soon will my order arrive?

If we have all the information to create your perfect topper, we will send your order within the next business day.
If you have requested a preview or have any queries, we will contact you the next working day. Please check your emails in case we have emailed to ask you a question or sent a draft. Once we have received your confirmation that you are happy to print, we will send off your image the next working day.

Can you print any image or photo?

Yes, we can print absolutely any photo or image on to an edible icing sheet or our wafter paper product.

What image quality do I submit?

Please see our Tips create a beautiful edible print page to find a lot of great tips to create your perfect edible image design.