My edible images are not melting into my buttercream icing. I'm using the frosting sheets from Kopykake.
Is there a trick to this?
I'm not sure what you mean. The ones I used (BakeryCrafts) don't actually melt into b'c.....they sit on the top of it but are easy to cut and melt in the mouth when eaten.
ok maybe I am confused then because I thought the edible images melt into the buttercream. Thanks...it's good to know that I'm crazy then
no your not crazy...lol....mine melt for lack of a better way of saying it onto my cakes. i think its the oil in the icing that brakes the EI down and then it sticks to the cake.
You need to LIGHTLY mist your Butter Cream-VERY lightly, an airbrush wourks great for this, it does need to "Adhere" to that BC. Sounds like your bC has already crusted and is dry. Brushing a tiny bit of piping gel to the back of your EI would do the trick to-THIS METHOD is tricky-It can literally melt in your hand use a paint brush and lightly paint. If you are a beginner though try to just mist the cake, or dab it with a wet paper towel-Your cake that is!
I spray my cake with a fine mist from a spray bottle before I put the image on. You need a little moisture to get the image to stick.
Thanks, I'll try these suggestions on my next EI cake. After tasting the cake with the image on it, it wasn't as bad as I was thinking it would be. It did stick to the cake but still layered on top. I was thinking the ones in the bakery looked like they literally melted on top of the icing so I was thinking you wouldn't even feel the texture of the image.
Everyone loved the cake so it turned out to be a great Easter.
Happy Easter to everyone
Nice Cake ! I find I like My Edible Images better if I put them on the cake the night before and let them blend into the icing overnight ! You cant even tell your eating one !