Designer Prints

Designer Prints® Decorations

WHAT ARE THEY?

Created to bring design to the side of the cake, Designer Prints® designs match up from strip to strip and can easily be wrapped around your desserts. Printed with stable food colors on a starch and sugar base, they are more resistant to fading than Print On-Demand technology. Designer Prints® strips meld to the surface of your dessert by absorbing moisture from the icing or food item. This means they cut easily with each slice and each bite! Plus, the freeze-thaw stable base works great on ice cream cakes. Orthodox Union Kosher Certified.

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APPLICATION TIPS

By Icing Type

American Buttercream

  • Apply Designer Prints® strip while icing is tacky.
  • If frosting crusts beforehand, mist lightly with water before applying Designer Prints® product.

Cooked European Buttercream

  • Be careful to monitor your butter ratio - too much butter and your Designer Prints® design will not fully adhere to the icing.
  • If you have trouble with the image melding, mist your frosting lightly with water.

Nondairy/Dairy Whipped Topping

  • Be sure not to add any additional moisture to your icing. The moisture content is already perfect for adherence, just be sure to apply the design when the icing is fresh.

Frozen Whipped Topping or Icing

  • Before applying image to your cake surface, be sure ice crystals have fully melted.

Run Royal Icing

  • Allow icing to dry before attempting to apply a Designer Prints® strip - the moisture content of run icing is too wet for immediate application.
  • After the icing is dry, lightly brush clear piping gel or simple syrup only to the area to be covered with design.

Royal Icing

  • Add a generous mist of water (being careful to avoid puddles) before icing dries to prevent crusting before application.

Fondant

  • Using clear potable alcohol, such as vodka or Everclear, spray an even coat over fondant with airbrush.
  • Apply Designer Prints® strip immediately to fondant’s surface.

APPLICATION TIPS FOR ICE CREAM CAKES

If your ice cream cake is covered in a thin layer of ice crystals, let it sit out for a few minutes. This will allow the thin layer of ice to soften and provide the needed moisture for the Designer Prints® strips to adhere to the side of the cake.

Designer Prints® strips can, on contact with frozen ice cream, freeze and become brittle. If this happens, do not attempt to remove (or the print may crack). Simply adjust or pat down large bubbles.

When using pre-made cake blanks:

Be sure you have a straight, smooth side of cake before applying Designer Prints® strips to pre-made cake blanks. If the sides of the cake bulge or bow, allow the cake to sit out for a few minutes to soften slightly. Then use a cake comb to straighten the sides. Now you can apply Designer Prints® designs as usual.

The cake may be shorter than the height of the Designer Prints® designs. It's always a good idea to measure the height of your cake before applying prints. If the cake is shorter than the print, use scissors or an X-Acto™ knife to trim before applying.

    
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CUTTING TIPS

Edible Designer Prints® strips range from 10” to 10.5” in length and 2" to 2 1/4" (or 2 1/2" in the Tall formats). You can buy pre-printed Designer Prints® strips or Print On-Demand strips, or you may simply cut full Edible Image® design sheets into thirds, quarters, etc to match the height of the cake tier you are decorating.

            

FOR BEST RESULTS WHEN CUTTING

  • Use an X-Acto™ knife to trim the white edges from the long ends of each designer strip before applying the Designer Prints® strip to the cake.
  • Return all images to the re-sealable bag as soon as they are no longer needed.
  • Measure and cut the last strip while it is still attached to the backing strip to avoid waste.
  • Use an X-Acto™ knife to trim the last strip from the bottom up after applying to the cake to avoid tearing.
  • When building tiered cakes, assemble them completely before beginning to apply designs.