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 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.
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.