Tuesday, July 20, 2010

how to apply edible icing decals on cupcakes or cookies

UPDATE: I'm no longer offering icing decals. I'm now offering cupcake toppers instead.

Bake and cool cupcakes and/or 3" circle cookies (sugar cookies or shortbread cookies work great!) Remove your icing decals from the package they arrived in.
If your cupcakes have a rounded top, cut the top off so you have a flat surface.

Apply a generous amount of frosting and smooth it to a flat surface. Any type of soft frosting works well (ex. buttercream, royal icing, or store-bought whipped frosting).
Cookies don't require as much frosting - you can apply a thin, smooth layer.
With clean, dry hands, gently peel the icing decal from the backing sheet.Place the decal on top of the frosting.
Gently pat it down, smoothing the decal from the center outwards.
Ta da!
If you'd like, you can also add sprinkles or frosting decorations around the edges to finish.

Friday, July 16, 2010

edible icing decals

I've been intrigued by edible icing decals ever since I came across Erin McGinley's shop, Hello Frosting, in April. Erin sent me some custom icing decals for my son's birthday party so I could try them out, and I loved them! I used them on the cupcakes at his party and on sugar cookies for party favors.
A couple of weeks ago I ordered all of the supplies and equipment so I could begin offering them, and today I was finally able to add them to my website.
Yesterday I made some cupcakes for my first round of photos, and I'm planning on making some shortbread cookies soon for some party favor photos.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

more new products coming soon...

Here's a little sneak peek at what I've been up to lately - lots of shopping to get ready for an upcoming photo shoot. I'm so excited to share my newest products with you, hopefully within the next week or so.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

personalized plates and bowls - more photos

Last week I ordered some sample plates and bowls. When they arrived yesterday I was really excited to try out my new camera lens. I'm still having a hard time with lighting, but I'm pretty happy with how these two photos turned out.