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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

How to decorate cookies with Edible Images

decorate cookies

 

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.

TO DECORATE

  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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My Birthday – Best Day, Makes Best Birthday Cake

 

My birthday cake with photo image

For my birthday, how to decorate my birthday cake? It is plenty easy to choose images for friends and family, but for my own cake?

 

I asked my husband which photo should make my birthday cake, what would best sum up the year and the occasion… Without hesitation, he pulled up his favorite picture of me during a trip to France. We had stopped at an itsy-bitsy town in France called Mons.

 

In Mons we walked into the middle ages, with steep, tiny streets. When we entered the town restaurant, we literally stepped off a cliff—the restaurant  balcony hung above the steep mountain-side. Needless to say, the views were spectacular. 

 

We settled in with a citron-presse (lemonade) in hand, marveling at the sites in this remote area, when a virtual feast was presented. I can’t recall the menu, but when treats come like this, especially at higher altitudes, you imagine you have found a slice of heaven. 

 

If you have a gourmand food photo, I thought the cake required some attention. I chose to make a banana cake with a coconut butter cream frosting with fresh strawberries and whipped cream filling. Click here to make the cake topper and get the recipe at Epicurious! This worked for a 9×13 inch cake pan.

I loved my YouCake! Happy Birthday to me!!!

Banana YouCake

 

 

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