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

How to decorate cookies with Edible Images

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How to decorate cookies using YouCake edible images!

Decorate cookies with your own stunning and fun personal artwork and images. Here is how, (video below):

First, decide the size of your cookie — store bought or homemade all work. If you want to include sprinkles around the edge, it is recommended to order the YouCake edible image packs 1/2 inch smaller than the cookie. For example, for a three inch round cookie, order 2.5 inch round topper pack.

Upload your image and any inscription to YouCake.com. If there is a size you don’t see, choose the closest size and tell us the exact cut in the notes section of the ordering page. You will get a preview after you have placed your order.

You can bake your own cookies or use store-bought. A popular sugar cookie recipes Easy Sugar Cookies by Eloise. We recommend using royal frosting if you want to package the cookies, but any butter cream store bought frosting works. Note: Let the cookies dry overnight before packaging.

To make royal frosting (Read more.)

3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Note: I omit the vanilla from the original recipe.

In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and mixture is shiny. Turn speed up to high and beat until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. This should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


  1. Place some of the the royal frosting in a small bowl. (Any frosting you are not using, keep covered to prevent drying out.) Add a small amount of water to the frosting for the right consistency and mix thoroughly until combined.  Sugar cookies only need a thin coat, the consistency of nail polish. Cookies with nooks and crannies need a less-wet or heavier coat of royal frosting.
  2. With a small pastry brush, paint the cookies with royal frosting.
  3. Remove the wax paper backing from the edible image (hold between your index and thumb and flick against a box or canister to remove or with fingers for easy removal).
  4. Apply topper to the middle of the cookie and pat flat. If not centered, rather than remove the topper, just push lightly to the proper position.
  5. Add sprinkles.
  6. Set out overnight to let the cookies dry.

Package the cookies as party favors for your event or serve and enjoy!

Watch the video to see how to decorate cookies with YouCake edible images…


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Custom White Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies

Custom oreo cookies

 Custom White Chocolate Dipped Oreo Cookies

Take a childhood classic and make them sophisticated. Choose your own image or one of our seasonal options below. If you have a specific holiday request, just let us know.

 A super fun party idea! Made with premium white chocolate and dipped by Cascon Bakery.

Ordering options:

12 (qty) @ $2.10 each ~ $24.99

24 (qty) @ $2.00 each ~ $48.00

96 (qty) @ $1.93 each ~ $185

Email your request to contact@youcake.com

YouCake Holiday Gift Deals

YouCake Holiday Gift Deals

See our special blog-only gift deals for this holiday season:

Wine from around the works web

The perfect hostess gift – Assorted wine from around the world on a sugar cookie!

Select cookie quantity

Snowflake cookies with words of support

Season Greetings Snowflake cookies with sentiments Joy, Love, Hope, Happy Holidays. 3-inch round sugar cookies ~ Box of 12 $24.00

Add your own sentiments by typing in text box below.

Add your own custom greetings:


Make your own YouCake custom edible dessert decoration, click here to get started. Request your theme, add your inscription, and voila…we melted white chocolate on store bought two-bite brownies and applied the YouCake  1.5 inch circles to make an extra special dessert. Use coupon code: 30OFFSERVESMILES at check out for 30% off your order.


  • Photo perfect custom edible graphic (YouCake) topper
  • Artisan sugar cookies are fresh baked by Bonne Fete Baking, made with premium ingredients
  • Each cookie is individually sealed
  • Stys fresh 6-7 weeks
  • Easy to ship
  • Please allow up to 5 days to process. We ship from NYC, please add 1-3 days shipping. For west coast shipments, 5 days.

Superhero Birthday Party Ideas

Be a Superhero & throw a Superhero birthday party

YouCake specializes in making your personalized content and artwork into a pre-made frosting to decorate your desserts . What better way to use all those great photos you take everyday!

Here is theMamaMaven’s superhero birthday party ideas for her son’s birthday, read article.


Photo and inscription is the perfect touch for your next special occasion. Here are how-to videos for applying your custom topper and a cake and cupcake sticker on a cupcake.

Ready to make a custom topper? Cupcake Stickers , Cake toppers, Cookie Stickers

Or, order ready-to-serve custom cookies.

How-to apply topers to a store bought or homemade cake:


How to apply to cupcake stickers


When we do deliveries or have pick ups, we get get hugs and love. From our perspective, we feel a part of your celebrations. Especially fun are all the repeats that start with the engagement, wedding, first birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, etc… A BIG “Thank You” to all of customers.

Here is some feedback we received:

We’re very pleased with the quality of our order.
I’ll recommend you. Thanks.—Gardena, CA

I purchased an edible image for my boss’ retirement party (no pressure there!) fromYouCake. I had NO IDEA what I was doing but they were very helpful. The product I received was exactly as described, high quality and packaged very nicely. I would also like to mention that it was shipped and delivered very promptly. In addition to being such a great quality product, the customer service I received was remarkable. They followed up with me on email to let me know the status of my order every step of the way. It really took a lot of stress off me and our timeline. I will definitely use them again!—Tavares, Florida

 Great service and attention to detail that improved my request.—Auburn Twp, Ohio 44023


It looked really nice….

I had the cake displayed on one corner of the theater during my nephew’s show last night, balloons on the side…. People took pictures. THE CELEBRANT AMAZED that I was able to do that for his birthday.—L, HI

I was having a meltdown as had to find custom cookies delivered to me in 2 days and boy did Carolyn deliver!!
The results were perfection.. I couldn’t have been happier.
I have already recommended YouCake to friends and will keep doing so, and will definitely use again in the future! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!— NYC
Just wanted to reach out again and thank you for your help with the cookies for my father’s birthday.  They were adorable and were a big hit at the party.  Thanks for creating them, but more importantly, for making the delivery process so seamless.—AS
The cake topper was a huge hit! Thanks so much for helping me get this together so quickly. SJ
I recently ordered a cake topper from you and I wanted to say a big thanks. The image was great. Easy to use and it was the hit of the party! It was a picture of my husband for his 40th B-day and he loved it. It was a surprise and it worked great. I just wanted to say thanks and hopefully let others know how great your product was!—BB


I just wanted to you let you know that the jumbo cupcakes were a huge hit! Your team did a wonderful job with these. Thank you so much. NM

Thank you so much for processing our order so quickly last night. The image gave the right ‘punch’ for the presentation of the cupcakes. My boy was also really amused and thrilled with it. Thank you so much! R
ColorCraft Cookies- Cookie Decorating Kids Party Station: Wanted to let you know that the party was an absolute SUCCESS. They were raving about the party and were all smiles the entire time. They sent photos and said they would tell all their friends about how wonderful everything was! JK
Thank you again!
Your company is amazing and so easy to work with. NT


Giving YouCake a rush order they not only were able to produce it, but they did do with care and it came out beyond my expectations.—V.A.

Loving your work—CT

Subject: Cupcake toppers
So the cupcake toppers are a success with Sophie! She loved it and they are allergy free for her. I will be talking this up with friends, especially many with food allergies. Thank you again for the samples. If you have something you would like me to specifically post to my wall with a link, I would be happy to do so 🙂 Just LMK! – CBY

“I just wanted to come back and thank you so very much for the wonderful product. The toppers arrived the other day, in excellent condition, and far exceed my expectations. The colors are bright and clear and simply THE BEST topper of its kind that I have seen.  I make these particular cupcakes every year and the product I ordered last year was not even CLOSE to yours. The colors were bleeding and the images were not very sharp at all.  Some of the images had run off the side of the pre-formed toppers as well. I had to do a lot of trimming.    I’m so glad to have found you and am very happy to have a source to produce great toppers. Also, your friendly and FAST service are fantastic along with the great communication.  Thank you!  I can’t wait to bring these to my event and see the reaction! :) ”

My wife’s jaw literally dropped when she saw our cake! I’m recommending Youcake to everyone I know!

Dear YouCake,
We were so pleased with the cake—and as I said before—it was the hit of the party. This is a wonderful project, so keep at it!

I’ve now ordered two YouCakes for myself and seen other’s – our son’s wedding reception – all were terrific but the wedding cake was fabulous! I love being able to include text and backgrounds. On one, I put a poem. Bravo.