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

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


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.



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. 



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


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


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.