Storage and Use

Storage and Use

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How are products packaged and how long do your products remain fresh?

All toppers are sealed and should be kept in its sealed package at room temperature until ready for use. You do not need to store the product in your refrigerator and they will still fresh for 6-7 weeks.

What is the best use for these products?

The edible frosting sheets are best applied to freshly frosted desserts. If a frosting is hard and set, you can brush lightly with water to moisten – but very lightly to create a sticky surface, if too wet, the frosting sheet will dissolve. We recommend using a thin layer of butter cream or light coat of royal frosting.

What is the best type of frosting to use?

The best frosting is a buttercream frosting. You may also use cream cheese frosting, royal frosting or apply to an ice-cream cake. Homemade or store bought frosting are both fine. When applying to fondant, paint a light coat of a wet royal frosting to let set. For store-bought we like the creamy Duncan Hines, which also refrigerates and freezes very well. A white or vanilla frosting is recommended over chocolate, which will discolor your image when it is has set. Do not use a whipped frosting because these have too much moisture and will cause the frosting sheet to dissolve and bubble.

How do I apply the topper to my frosted dessert?

When you open the topper from its sealed bag, first make sure that your hands are dry and then remove the wax paper backing. We recommend that you flick each of the corners to release the topper. It should peal off the paper easily. To avoid air pockets, hold the edges and place the topper from the middle of the cake out and pat flat. If you need to store the toppers after they have been opened, store them in the re-sealable bag that is included to keep them from drying out.

How long does the topper need to set on the cake before serving?

This depends on the frosting that you are using and the heat and humidity of your location. Typically, expect to let the topper rest for an hour before serving. If refrigerated previously, allow the cake and frosting to get to room temperature. You can tell that the topper has set when you can pierce it easily. The topper will cut just like frosting and adds no texture or flavor. With royal frosting, let the topped dessert dry overnight. The next day, the royal frosting and topper will be set and dry enough to package and easily handle. These make great take-home party-favors.

What do I do if you the toppers are difficult to remove from the wax paper backing?

In humid conditions, the toppers can be difficult to remove. The solution is remove from the packaging and place on a sheet, face side up, in the freezer for a few minutes and it will pop off easily.

What is the best type of frosting to use?

The best frosting is a buttercream frosting. You may also use cream cheese frosting, royal frosting or an ice-cream cake. Homemade or store bought are both fine. When applying to fondant, paint a light coat of a wet royal frosting to let set. For store-bought we like the white creamy Duncan Hines, which also refrigerates and freezes very well. A white or vanilla frosting is recommended over chocolate, which will discolor your image when it is has set. Do not use a whipped frosting because these have too much moisture and will cause the frosting sheet to dissolve and bubble. You can also apply the topper to melted white candy melts.

How do I apply the topper to my frosted dessert?

When you open the topper from its sealed bag, first make sure that your hands are dry and then remove the wax paper backing. We recommend that you flick each of the corners to release the topper. It should peal off the paper easily. To avoid air pockets, hold the edges and place the topper from the middle of the cake out and pat flat. If you need to store the toppers after they been opened, store them in the re-sealable bag that is included to keep them from drying out.

How long does the topper need to set on the cake before serving?

This depends on the frosting that you are using and the heat and humidity of your location. Typically, expect to let the topper rest for an hour before serving. If refrigerated previously, allow the cake and frosting to get to room temperature. You can tell that the topper has set when you can pierce it easily. The topper will cut just like frosting and adds no texture or flavor. With royal frosting, let the topped dessert dry overnight. The next day, the royal frosting and topper will be set and dry enough to package and easily handle. These make great take-home party-favors.

What do I do if you the toppers are difficult to remove from the wax paper backing?

In humid conditions, the toppers can be difficult to remove. The solution is remove from the packaging and place on a sheet, face side up, in the freezer for a few minutes and it will pop off easily.