Edible Images;removing From Backing Sheet.

Decorating By escaliba1234 Updated 28 Dec 2011 , 1:56am by icingimages

escaliba1234 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 7:41am
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Can anyone please help?
I cannot remove the backing sheet from my edible images, whatever I do.
I have followed instructions supplied by seller and cannot get the backing sheet off.
The edge of the image sheet just crumbles away.
Any suggestions, please?
Would welcome all advice.

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escaliba1234 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 1:24pm
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Originally Posted by escaliba1234

Can anyone please help?
I cannot remove the backing sheet from my edible images, whatever I do.
I have followed instructions supplied by seller and cannot get the backing sheet off.
The edge of the image sheet just crumbles away.
Any suggestions, please?
Would welcome all advice.




Had to give up and use alternative decorating.
Watching a video on how to use edible images did not help as I had done all the things suggested.
Still wish to sort this one out as I do not like unsolved problems!
So if any of you have experience with buying specially made edible images, then not been able to remove the backing sheet, I would really like to know.
Many thanks and Merry Christmas.

Tug Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 1:42pm
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How were the sheets stored? If the edges were crumbling away, it sounds to me that they dried out. I've used edible images a small handful of times and they were soft and pliable.

escaliba1234 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 1:49pm
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Originally Posted by Tug

How were the sheets stored? If the edges were crumbling away, it sounds to me that they dried out. I've used edible images a small handful of times and they were soft and pliable.




They arrived in airtight plastic bags.
I kept them that way, till use, following directions given.
I had them for a week and stored them at room temperature.
I got them out of the bags immediately prior to use.

faithc24 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 2:24pm
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I use images all the time an get them from icing images. The only time they dry out is when exposed to air. I've printed images and stored them in Ziplock bags for a week or 2, pulled them out and pulled the image off with ease, still pliable. Maybe you didn't push the air out of the bag when you closed it up or had a hole letting air get in?

emma_123 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 2:29pm
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I had this trouble with little toppers for cupcakes I had printed for me and I found it you popped them in the freezer for a minute or so they would happily come off the backing paper (although you have to do it as soon as you get them out otherwise they just stick again). I've had to do it with every sheet I've had since and it makes it much easier. Hope that helps!

escaliba1234 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 11:53pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by faithc24

I use images all the time an get them from icing images. The only time they dry out is when exposed to air. I've printed images and stored them in Ziplock bags for a week or 2, pulled them out and pulled the image off with ease, still pliable. Maybe you didn't push the air out of the bag when you closed it up or had a hole letting air get in?




Thank you for letting me know about this.
The images arrived in what appeared to be an airtight bag, very flat and sealed.
They were only removed the once for use and never restored.
But I now know they do not like air; many thanks.

escaliba1234 Posted 24 Dec 2011 , 11:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by emma_123

I had this trouble with little toppers for cupcakes I had printed for me and I found it you popped them in the freezer for a minute or so they would happily come off the backing paper (although you have to do it as soon as you get them out otherwise they just stick again). I've had to do it with every sheet I've had since and it makes it much easier. Hope that helps!




Thanks, emma_123.
I tried the freezer trick; it was suggested with the enclosed instructions.
Did not help at all.
Starting to wonder if I got a faulty product or if I am missing something dreadfully obvious here!
Really appreciate the input.

icingimages Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 1:56am
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Each brand of icing sheets will react a little differently. Did you try flicking the back corner? THis can cause it to release. Some icing sheet brands are thinner and when they are printed on cause the icing sheet to get even thinner and actually merge with the backing. If the freezer trick didnt work, you can also try using a hair dryer to dry out the sheet and cause it to release. I know its too late, but in the future it may help.

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