Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE DO I INCLUDE MY CUSTOMIZATION (NAME, AGE, MESSAGE CHANGES)?

Please enter this information into the "Type Custom Message Here" field. This option is located on each edible frosting image listing.

WHAT SIZE IMPRESSION DO I NEED?

Please check with your baker to make sure that you have the correct cake measurements. This is very important because terms like half, quarter, and full sheet DO NOT mean the same thing at every bakery.

If the bakery does not know the size of their cake - you may try measuring it yourself, in store, or you can order one of the suggested sizes below. Without knowing the exact measurements of your cake, Caking Impressions cannot guarantee that your Impression will be a perfect fit. It is best to choose a smaller size if you do not know the measurements of your cake.

These are the most common cake measurements. Please do not forget that these are NOT universal. 

A quarter sheet is 9 by 13 in (23 by 33 cm). After frosting is added, either the 8.5x10.75 or 8x13.5 will work. You may request to have the 8x13.5 printed at 8x12 inches. Please include this request in the "Additional Comments" section at checkout. Many grocery store bakeries cut their cakes down quite a bit. In this case, the 7x10 is a good choice.


A half sheet pan is 13 by 18 in (33 by 46 cm). The 11.7x16.2 size typically works best for this size cake.

Another common half sheet size is 11 by 15 in. This is more common at grocery stores. The 10.5x14.5 is a better fit for these cakes. You may also choose the 8x13.5 and center the image.

A two thirds sheet pan (also referred to as a three quarter size sheet pan) is 15 by 21 in (38 by 53 cm). The 11.7x16.2 is the best choice for this cake size.

A full-size sheet pan is 18 by 26 in (46 by 66 cm). The 11.7x16.2 is the best choice for this cake size.

All Impression sizes listed are measured in inches.

HOW ARE IMPRESSIONS SHIPPED?

All images are sealed in a non-resealable plastic bag. 

11.7x16.2 images - are then secured between two sheets of cardboard and placed in a bubble mailer (a bubble-wrap padded envelope).

All other images - are mailed in a "Stay-Flat" envelope. This is a hard envelope that is not easy to bend. 

All images are marked "Fragile" and "Do not bend."

HOW DO I STORE MY IMPRESSION?

To maintain freshness, keep your image sealed in the bag that it is shipped in until you are ready to apply. Avoid exposure to direct light and keep at room temperature. Refrigeration is not recommended.

HOW LONG CAN I STORE MY IMPRESSION?

If stored properly, edible frosting images can last up to 6 months.

HOW DO I APPLY MY IMPRESSION?

These frosting sheets are simple to use and getting a beautiful cake is as easy as "peel and stick!" The image will stick best when the icing on your cake is freshly applied. Instructions and a FAQ sheet will be shipped with your image. Should you have more questions, please send them to info@cakingimpressions.com.

WHAT TYPE OF CAKES CAN I APPLY MY IMPRESSION TO?

They can be applied to all types of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, chocolate, fondant, etc. Icing Sheets are very flexible and offer easy-peel plastic backing so you can apply them to your project with ease. Instructions for applying images to different frosting types will be included with your shipped image.

ARE CAKING IMPRESSIONS ALLERGEN/GLUTEN FREE?

These images do not contain any known allergens. Product is manufactured in a facility that does not process any known allergenic ingredients and it is gluten, soy and nut free as well as free from any risk of cross contamination. They are Kosher Certified and FDA approved.

If allergic to food dyes, please check the full list of dyes used in edible inks. This can be found on each edible frosting image listing.

WHAT ARE THEY MADE OF?

They are made from fondant & sugar which is carefully blended and pressed into sheets. The inks are essentially food coloring, specified for printing. A complete list of ingredients can be found on each edible frosting image listing.

DO THEY REALLY LOOK LIKE THE PICTURE? 

In the past, edible inks have been notorious for dull-colored and ill-matched prints. That is no longer the case. Caking Impressions uses premium quality edible inks and produces beautiful prints. The colors may not be EXACTLY what your monitor displays (this also has to do with the quality of your display), but they ARE BEAUTIFUL and a near-match for the photos displayed.