FAQ's

Due to the nature of edible images, they can be affected by the environment, even if sealed in their bag. If your image has become ‘stuck’ to the backing sheet, we can recommend the below methods to help remove it. If you are cutting out your images, do so before attempting to remove from the backing sheet.

1. Freezer

Take your image from its plastic sleeve and place in a dry freezer on a flat surface for about one to two minutes (more time if required). Open the freezer and bend the backing sheet and the topper should pop right off. If the image bends with the backing sheet, then it has not frozen enough and will not remove. Keep the image in the freezer until it simply pops off while bending the backing sheet. If the freezer method is just not working (your fridge may be too humid, or the image too wet), then please try the oven method below as it is a better option for drawing moisture from edible images.

2. Oven

Pre-heat your fan force oven to 90˚C. Place your image onto a flat tray, lined with baking paper, with your image facing up. Leave the topper for around 5 minutes in the oven, if you bend your image and it comes away from the backing sheet easily, then you’re ready to go, if not, leave your images in the oven for a little longer, then try bending the image back again.
If working with multiple images, we do not recommend allowing them to overlap, as they may begin to adhere to one another.

Our edible images can be placed on most cake coverings including:

  • Fondant
  • Royal Icing
  • Chocolate
  • Whipped Cream
  • Buttercream
  • Ice-cream
  • Ganache
  • Marzipan
  • Glace Icing

We do not recommend our edible image sheets for icings that are too wet as the excess moisture may cause the colours to run.

To maintain a ‘professional’ appearance when working with softer, more moisture filled icings, we can recommend adhering your image to a thin rolled layer of rolled fondant as the fondant acts as a barrier between the icing and the image. The fondant will help to keep the image from moulding to the icing beneath it making your image appear bumpy if your icing wasn’t entirely flat, to begin with. We can also recommend the fondant method when working with darker coloured icings, as the edible image sheet may absorb the icing colour. You can place your image onto the fondant in advance allowing it to firm up before applying to your cake, or cupcakes, up to 48 hours prior to the event.

To adhere your image to the fondant, use a very small amount of water, or sugar glue on the fondant (not the image) making the fondant ever so slightly tacky. If you use too much water, your colours and the integrity of your image may be impacted.

If possible, only apply your image on the day of the event. The longer the images are left on the cake, the more time they have to be impacted by the icing they’ve been placed onto. Once on the cake or cupcakes they will become soft and mould to the surface and over time can start to get impacted by what lies underneath them – to avoid this please see the response to the question above.

If you have no choice but to apply the images in advance, we do not recommend keeping them in the refrigerator overnight, as the humidity from the fridge can affect the integrity of the images making them very sticky and causing the colours to run. We recommend keeping them in a cake box out of sunlight, as sunlight and heat will cause excess sweat and make your images sticky.

As mentioned above, it is possible to provide some protection for your icing sheet by mounting it onto rolled fondant before you place it on the cake. The fondant layer doesn’t have to be very thick, but will still offer some protection from the moisture in your chosen cake icing.

We ask for at least 24 hours notice. If you have a topper emergency, call us on (03) 622 44 331, and we’ll do our best to help.

You can order online via our website (link above), or;

Via our email address: info@atinybitmarvellous.com.au, or;

Bring your original photos to our store at 445 Macquarie Street, and we can scan the pictures into our system, or;

We can also copy them from a USB memory stick, or AirDrop.

Yes, of course. However, so can you! Check out our online ordering system where you can upload your photos and create fun word art.

Add any information into an email, or if ordering online, add the wording to the provided comment box.

Our images will last 12 months after printing. We recommend storing in a dry, dark environment, so your image doesn’t fade.

We use specialised, high-quality food-grade inks and print onto a frosting sheet made from thin sugar paper.

Serving Size: 1g

Calories Per Serving: 5

Total Fat: 0g. Cholesterol: 0g. Sodium: 0g. Protein: 0g.

Ingredients: Water, Tapioca Starch, Corn Syrup Solids, Cellulose, Sorbitol, Glycerine, Sugar, Canola Oil, Arabic Gum, Vanilla, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid.

Edible image sheets contain no known allergens. Gluten, Dairy, and GMO-Free. Certified Kosher.

Due to the nature of edible images, they can be affected by the environment, even if sealed in their bag. If your image has become ‘stuck’ to the backing sheet, we can recommend the below methods to help remove it. If you are cutting out your images, do so before attempting to remove from the backing sheet.
1. Freezer
Take your image from its plastic sleeve and place in a dry freezer on a flat surface for about one to two minutes (more time if required). Open the freezer and bend the backing sheet and the topper should pop right off. If the image bends with the backing sheet, then it has not frozen enough and will not remove. Keep the image in the freezer until it simply pops off while bending the backing sheet. If the freezer method is just not working (your fridge may be too humid, or the image too wet), then please try the oven method below as it is a better option for drawing moisture from edible images.
2. Oven
Pre-heat your fan force oven to 90˚C. Place your image onto a flat tray, lined with baking paper, with your image facing up. Leave the topper for around 5 minutes in the oven, if you bend your image and it comes away from the backing sheet easily, then you’re ready to go, if not, leave your images in the oven for a little longer, then try bending the image back again.
If working with multiple images, we do not recommend allowing them to overlap, as they may begin to adhere to one another.

We can provide a proof of the image on request. Please be aware that any excess editing may incur an extra fee.

We recommend using our online ordering system to design your image. That way you can see exactly how your image will look prior to printing.

Please call us on (03) 622 44 331, or send us an email to info@atinybitmarvellous.com.au