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How to use the frosting sheets - Suggestions for top treats

Please note: Frosting sheets are very sensitive to moisture, so do take care that the printed side of the sheets does not become moist.

What is a frosting sheet?

A frosting sheet is a thin layer of fondant with a plastic adhesive cover underneath it. This adhesive cover is necessary for using the frosting sheet in the printer. It also prevents the sheet from breaking. Frosting sheets are very flexible, which makes them perfect for making cake edges or edible bows. Frosting sheets taste like lightly sweetened vanilla.

Frosting sheets are excellently suited for use on various surfaces:

1 - On marzipan or roll fondant. The method, step by step:

  • Make the surface you want to apply the frosting sheet to slightly damp with a little water, edible glue or glaze. You can do this by brushing with a fine brush or dabbing with a new, clean kitchen sponge. You can also use a bit of white chocolate spread. Our white choco writers are also suited for this. Remove large drops using kitchen paper
  • Remove the adhesive plastic sheet. For easy removal of the adhesive cover, put the sheet into the freezer for a maximum of 1 minute
  • Lay the frosting sheet on a moistened surface
  • Then place the print on the surface and press slightly with a clean and dry smoother (or another smooth piece of kitchen equipment)


2 - Whipped cream, cream and curd/bavarois

Frosting sheets can be applied directly to types of cream, including whipped cream (butter) cream and curd/bavarois. The print will blend with the surface, as it were.

The method, step by step:

  • Spread the cream as smoothly as possible
  • Sprinkle a thin layer of (sieved) powder sugar on the spot where you want to put the print
  • Remove the adhesive plastic sheet. For easy removal of the adhesive cover, put the sheet into the freezer for a maximum of 1 minute
  • Put the print cautiously on the intended spot
  • The print will ‘blend’ with the surface after some time


Suggestions:

  • Enhance less stable cream types, such as whipped cream, with Klopfix or gelatine
  • Prior to placing a sheet, always allow a curd/bavarois to stiffen in a fridge or freezer
  • Do not use frosting sheets on a sprayed blob, for instance a cupcake, as the frosting sheet will take on the shape of the blob after a while. You can lay the print flat on the blob, however, then press lightly (compress) with a clean and dry smoother
  • With some cream types the result may be less sharp. For a sharper result, use marzipan or roll fondant as a surface


3 - Chocolate, ganache or Royal Icing

  • Pour the molten chocolate or ganache over the pie or cake. Place the frosting sheet as soon as the chocolate has cooled down somewhat and starts to solidify
  • You can decorate biscuits with Royal icing. Let the Royal icing flow out before the icing has dried. Preferably do not use more than 2 to 4 pictures at a time
  • Remove the adhesive plastic sheet before placing the print. For easy removal of the adhesive cover, put the sheet into the freezer for a maximum of 1 minute


Suggestions:

  • Take note: Take care that the print does not get damp. Work with clean and dry hands and tools
  • To prevent condensation, we advise you to cool the cake with print applied in a cardboard cake box without a plastic window. The condensation will pour into the cardboard instead of being deposited on the print
  • Never cover the cake-with-print with plastic wrap or aluminium foil
  • For easy removal of the adhesive cover, put the sheet into the freezer for a maximum of 1 minute
  • Cut smaller areas or strips from the sheet first, before removing the adhesive cover. Preferably do not use more than 2 to 4 pictures at a time. As the sheet becomes warmer and less firm, the chances of damage when removing the adhesive cover increase
  • Have you not worked with frosting sheets before? Then practise, if possible, with a small part of the sheet first. That way, you can easily and on a small scale find out how the sheet reacts to the surface you work with.


Conservation suggestion:

The frosting sheet is very sensitive to moisture and cannot be preserved in the open air, in the fridge or freezer or on a sunny spot. Store the print:

  • In the original package (cover + envelope) to prevent dehydration
  • In a dry, dark place (e.g. in a kitchen cupboard) at a maximum temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. If you store the sheet according to these instructions, it will keep for a minimum of 3 months.