Edible Photo Frosting & Photo Cake Toppers — Custom Made To Order

Help – I need a pretty dessert!

YouCake Edible Toppers

Help – I need a pretty dessert!

When your dessert needs a lift, here is is quick trick.

What you need:

• Store bought two-bit brownies

• A can Duncan Hines frosting,

• Pack of YouCake cookie toppers – 1.87 inch rounds. 

You can order a pack of toppers at YouCake – they keep sealed for several months. We include a zip lock bag if you want to hang on to any extras for a quick dessert lift later. Kids photos, old photos, and a few ideas featured below are fun to have. I like the Duncan Hines brand when you don’t have time to make your own – (and it also freezes well with the topper).



Frost brownies, apply the edible toppers, let the toppers rest on the dessert un-refrigereated for 45-60 minutes, then it is ready to serve. Watch the video:



YouCake Easter Cookies

Easter Toppers

I luv my Mom (Dad also available) – these are 1.5 inch for mini cupcakes

Animal toppers – cute on cupcakes or cookies

How to-video: Decorate Cupcakes with Edible toppers!

How to-video: Decorate Cupcakes with Edible toppers!


Squirt or spread and stick. No skill required, promise!  🙂 

1. For standard size cupcakes we recommend ordering the 2-inch or 2 1/4 inch rounds edible toppers. All sizes are pre-cut. Select the size that works best for you.

2. Here is a link to a vanilla butter cream frosting recipe I used by the Kitchen Magpie, but any butter cream or even store bought frosting works perfectly. We recommend white frosting, works better with the frosting sheet and not to use a whipped cream frosting as these are too moist and dissolve the frosting paper.

3. Let the toppers set 30-60 minutes before serving. Timing depends on the temperature of the room and butter.

4. Another popular method, which I do in the summer with the heat, is to cut out fondant disks, paint with light coat of royal frosting, apply the topper on top and place on your frosted cupcake. There is more work, but on party day, it can be easier to pick up any frosted cupcake, frosting color no longer matters, and you will have the perfect cupcake. If you let the fondant toppers dry, you can stand them up.

And, I almost forgot, a topped cupcake freezes! When you defrost in the fridge, if you have plastic lid, remove this to prevent any condensation from dripping.

Any questions or want to share your experience, send us an email at contact@youcake.com.

We love to hear from you, Happy Topping!

Photo toppers on cupcakes

Valentine’s Dessert Decorations, Edible Love Notes for the ones you Love!

Valentine’s Dessert Decorations, Edible Love Notes for the ones you Love!

This is a lovely holiday, Valentine’s Day. A day to share your love, with notes, and some sweet love bites.  A little wiki history

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). In Europe, Saint Valentine’s Keys are given to lovers “as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart”, as well as to children, in order to ward off Saint Valentine’s Malady.[6] Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.

Keys, hearts, doves, Cupid…images and sentiments of courtly love with sweet confections makes this a popular holiday around the world. How sweet you’ll be if you adorn your Valentine’s Day treats with edible images expressing your affections. How about modernized expressions? Try out some emojicons on cupcakes or cookies…how many ways to say “I love you”!

Share your self-expression and make your own sweet decorations or ask us for ideas.

Here are some heart expressions by bakers, chocolate-makers, caterers and party creators…enjoy!

Chocolate pops by Sweet Flying Pigs

Custom chocolate pops

Custom engagement cookies—note with matching wedding colors for the flowers and heart. It must look and taste just right! Cookies by Bonne Fete Baking.

Engagement cookies with personal photos

I “heart” Mom and Dad design as used by Bonne Fete Baking as cupcake and cookie decorations.

Red velvet cupcake and cookies decorated with I heart you

Not just for adults, great idea for school valentine parties, here is a topper that went on a cookie last year.

Edible topper valentine template

Have a terrific Valentine’s Day! We look forward to your yummy ideas.

Make Inspired Holiday Desserts with YouCake Toppers

This holiday create inspired desserts. Make custom edible images to apply to cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Add an action verb and see the impact of your presentation dessert at your next event.

Here are some YouCake edible images on desserts made and designed by Bonne Fete Baking.  A few ways to share the sentiments of  Thanks, Hope, and Pride – a wonderful offering for the holiday season!

Cake Pops that Give Thanks

YouCake edible stickers on cake pops

 Cookies that inspire

YouCake edible toppers on cookies


How to say thank you….

Thank you cookies

Create your own inspirational dessert toppers: for cakes, cupcakes, cookies.

Watch our how-to videos to see how it works!!!!




Decorating Desserts for the holidays with YouCake

youcake holiday toppers

Holiday Dessert Topping Recipe:

Take two bite size brownies, cupcakes, cakes, or cookies

Add royal, vanilla or butter cream frosting or melt white chocolate

Apply your YouCake custom or seasonal topper

Let set or dry and serve a one-of -kind treat that shares your sentiments!

thanksgiving toppers

Make your own custom topper: Customize your edible frosting sheet

Purchase a season pack of Thanks Giving toppers, options below, send us an email with your preference and shipping info:

  • 1.5 inch circles – perfect for mini cupcake and two-bite desserts ~ Pack of 36 (qty) toppers  $15
  • 2.1 inch circles – perfect for standard size cupcakes or cookies ~ Pack of 24 (qty) toppers $17
  • 1 inch circle – cake pops or tiny treats ~ Pack of 108 (qty) toppers $21

Top tip on how we decorated these brownies:
We took a bag of Wilton white chocolate candy melts. A full proof double-boiler method is to put one inch of water in a pan with a bowl placed on top (water must not touch the top of the double boiler). When the water boils, turn off the burner and take the pot off the heat source. Add, a tsp of vegetable oil to one bag of melts as indicated on the package, add the candy melts and just keep stirring until all the melts are dissolved.

Then, we spooned the melted white chocolate over the dessert. With dry hands, removed the backing of the edible frosting sheet and place on the melted chocolate. Pat flat to remove any air bubbles and make the topper flush with the chocolate – the pinky finger seems to have the perfect pressure for this technique.

Let dry and it is ready to serve.

Have a great holiday!

Here are some more seasonal toppers available:

Here are some holiday inspired by our customers: