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 Edible Cupcake Toppers

We've been asked about designs for edible cupcake toppers. These can be icing or rice paper toppers. They are printed with food-safe colors on frosting sheets or rice paper. Here are examples from four sources for icing toppers and one for rice paper.

Icing toppers taste better and meld nicely into the frosting on cupcakes, cookies or cakes. The rice paper toppers are a bit stiffer, tend to curl, and may be more difficult to bite through. Icing toppers come ready to use, rice paper toppers need to be punched or cut out. The rice paper toppers are much less expensive than icing toppers. Four sources are listed for the United States and one, with both rice paper and icing sheets in the United Kingdom.

We offer files for 2-inch cupcake or cookie toppers andr 7½ to 8-inch cake toppers.

TIPS:
1. Cupcakes should not be overfilled; tops are flatter when they aren't too big;
2. White buttercream works best;
3. Smooth the frosting as level across the top as possible (unlike the way a cupcake is usually frosted, with a peak on top). I found it helpful to put the frosting around the outer circumference before the center—then fill the center and use a knife or spatula to level the top before putting the topper on;
4. Toppers should be applied the day of use, but several hours before so they can meld into the frosting (if done too far ahead colors may run a bit);
5. Icing toppers come with suggestions for use.

Sources for Icing Toppers in the USA
       Sugarcraft Custom Frosting Pictures
       Cake Sugar Designs, Inc.
       Sweet Express Images
       Gogo Cake Stickers

Rice Paper Toppers and Icing Toppers from the United Kingdom

1) Sugarcraft Custom Frosting Pictures
$6.95 for 12 2-inch round circles for cupcakes or cookies and 7.5-inch round circle for cakes
Three designs available for use on Sugarcraft toppers; these toppers lift off the backing sheets easily

Cupcake Toppers
Actual size Sugarcraft toppers

2) Cake Sugar Designs, Inc.
$15.00 for 12 2-inch round circles for cupcakes or cookies and 8-inch round circle for cakes
Three designs available for use on Cake Sugar Designs toppers, 10 days production time + shipping time

Cupcake Toppers
Actual size Sugar Cake toppers

3) Sweet Express Images
$10.00 for 12 2-inch round circles for cupcakes or cookies and 7.5-inch round circle for cakes
Free shipping and quantity pricing available; orders sent quickly
Three designs available for use on Sweet Express Images toppers

4) Gogo Cake Stickers
$10.49 + $.50 image cost for 12 2-inch round circles for cupcakes or cookies and 7.5-inch round circle for cakes; orders sent quickly
Three designs available for use on Gogo Cake Stickers toppers; these toppers lift off the backing sheets easily

Sweet Express Topper
Sweet Express Images topper
Gogo Cake Topper
Gogo Cake Stickers topper

Rice Paper Toppers and Icing Toppers from the United Kingdom

Available from Jane Collins, who ships to the UK and internationally
Be sure to request the lighter weight rice paper; the heavier curls much more on buttercream frosting
£2.79 for rice paper 12 2-inch round circles for cupcakes or 7.5-inch round circle for cakes
£4.25 for icing sheet 12 2-inch round circles for cupcakes or 7.5-inch round circle for cakes

International postage:
Rice paper cupcake images: £1.40/first sheet; £.45 each additional sheet; 10 sheets or more/free;
Larger cake image: £2.66 (special mailer required)

Our 2-inch sticker designs PDFs are available for printing on these cupcake toppers (8 designs, choose all one design or a mixture); three designs for cakes are below.

We recommend using a 2-inch punch (Fiskars Squeeze Punch X-Large, Round 'n Round to cut out the rice paper toppers, available from amazon.com

Cupcake Toppers
Actual size rice paper toppers

Please email to request a password to download files for the icing cupcake toppers and all the cake toppers. Please tell us which ones you want to use and something about your event. If you want one of the other sticker designs, please ask, and, time permitting, we'll add it. If you know of other sources for custom toppers, please tell us.

Use edible toppers on cookies

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