I'm planning to use edible images on some cookies for my daughters' school and now I'm confused. I read there is a "backing" on the image, what is this? I've used images before and I use them just like I buy them. I don't think they are the rice ones although I don't even know the diference.
I am planning on covering with royal icing and the placing the image (when completely dry right??).
Do I just stick with some water? Or is piping gel better? Can I just use a drop of royal icing?
Thanks for your help as usual!
The backing is the plastic that you seperate from the edible sheet. I use piping gel, because i tried water and it just made the image fall apart before i could put it on the cookie.
I do a light smooth smear of buttercream.
after taking them off the backing, I've painted on some corn syrup at the edges to get it to stick to the RI covered cookie.
The only 2 kinds of edible images that I've used are chocolate transfers and the images on rice paper that you simply cut out and adhere to your cake or cookie with buttercream, royal icing, piping gel, etc. I make my own cookie glaze and just pop them on. I sometimes go around the image with royal icing if i want. So, I'm not sure what kind you have there. I've never used the kind where you just "peel" them off of paper. I'm curious. Where did you get them?
I either use piping gel to adhere the image, or i brush thinned out RI or glaze onto the back. I also like to pipe some border around because i don't like the way it looks just plopped onto the cookie (and often times, the edges fray when peeling off, or the image sometimes prints off the frosting surface)