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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.

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…

 

Watch more how-to-videos.

Make Custom Cookies with Edible Toppers

Edible toppers on homemade sugar cookies

Make Custom Cookies with Edible Toppers 

My mother is an artist, see cardsbycathrina.com, and does a lot of entertaining and baking. She made edible toppers using her latest owl and bird drawings that she scanned and uploaded to YouCake. Below are the results along with a two-part how-to video— first the baking, then the decorating. She did not film the eating, but they are delicious. She used the following recipe from Eloises Easy Cookies Recipe. She flavored this batch with lemon, she has also done with orange. The top-tip to share is that she added some lemon juice when she thinned the royal frosting mix…a really, nice touch. 

Since the toppers stay fresh in their sealed bags unopened for about a month, she took a pack with her to France. When she has guests come over she can make a batch of cookies and top them with her lovely owl art.

The results, they are really adorable!

edible toppers of birds on homemade cookies

The video, part-one baking: 

The video, part-two decorating:

The Recipe:

Eloise’s Easy Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 
1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 
1 cup butter, softened
  • 
1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 
1 egg
  • Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Put in refrigerator over night
  • Divide into 4 pieces and roll out to about 1/8” and cut into rounds or whatever….

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks. Let cookies cool completely before icing.

 For 3in. round cookies use 3.5 in cookie cutter

Royal Frosting

3 oz pasturized egg whites and 4 cups of confectioner’s sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla (or other flavoring)

Beat the egg whites at least 4 minutes until stiff and shiny white

Add little by little the powdered sugar add vanilla 

Thin with water or juice to paint on cookies prior to putting on the YouCake topper

Make your own toppers…

Watch the how-to make top a cupcake with edible toppers…

 

Thanks Mom!

Yummy Easter Cupcakes Recipes with Edible Toppers

Easter Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Yummy Easter Cupcakes Recipe with Edible Toppers

What could be better for Easter then homemade Carrot Cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. To make them festive and seasonal, decorate with the YouCake Easter Toppers. Toppers are edible images that apply to any frosted cake, cookie or cupcake. Here is the before and after.

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The fist step is to find a yummy recipe for carrot cake cupcakes and cream cheese frosting. I used this recipe from Real Simple magazine.  The only change I made was that I added some Bourbon soaked raisons and used a little less of the brown sugar.

The fun thing about carrot cake is that with all the carrots, topped with cream cheese, you can justify this cupcake as a breakfast treat :  )

Now to decorate…once you make cupcakes and cream cheese frosting, give each cupcake a squirt of frosting. Remove the toppers from their sealed bag. Remove the wax paper backing they come with and press them flat on the cupcake. Make sure your hands are dry when you handle the edible images. 

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Just make sure that the topper is flat. Then, if you like, add some sprinkles.

 Decorate Carrot Cake Cupcake

Let the toppers set for 30 minutes, then eat. The toppers are 100% edible – extra pretty and fun frosting. 

For those who like to prepare ahead. Cupcakes with the YouCake edible toppers freeze perfectly. De-thaw your frozen cupcake in the refrigerator. When de-thawing, remove the lid or cover of the container that they are being stored in to prevent any condensation that may drip onto the top of the cupcake.

Watch the video:

 

Design your own….

Custom Ready-to-Serve Cookies

Custom Edible Toppers

 

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