Edible Cookie Toppers
These icing or rice paper toppers are printed with food-safe colors on frosting sheets or rice paper. Here are examples from two sources for icing toppers and one for rice paper.
Icing toppers taste better and meld nicely into the frosting on cupcakes, cookies or cakes. Rice paper toppers are a 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. Rice paper toppers cost a lot less than icing toppers. Sources are listed for the United States and in the United Kingdom. I've tested the ones in the US, but not the British ones.
Files for three St. Nicholas designs for both 2-inch cupcake or cookie toppers and 7½ to 8-inch cake toppers are below.
- Use any flat sugar cookies, cut with 2 3/8 to 2 2/2-inch cutter;
- Cookie Glaze1 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
1 pinch salt
1/2 teaspoon flavoring (clear such as almond doesn't discolor the glaze)
1 1/2 tablespoon milk or cream (or 1 tablespoon water)
Stir until smooth; makes enough for about 18 cookies
- Paint the glaze on cookies with a flat pastry brush;
- Put toppers on before the glaze sets;
- Icing toppers come with suggestions for use.
Sources for Icing Toppers in the USA
$14.99 for 15 2-inch round circles for cookies & cupcakes or 8-inch circle for cake.
Prints on icing sheets; cut-outs for cookies, cupcakes and cakes.
Ink 4 Cakes
$10.99 for 15 2-inch round circles for cookies & cupcakes or 8-inch circle for cake.
Prints on icing sheets; cut-outs for cookies, cupcakes, and cakes.
Icing Toppers in the United Kingdom
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 2-inch punch (Fiskars Squeeze Punch X-Large, Round 'n Round to cut out rice paper toppers, available from amazon.com. Icing sheet circles don't need punching out.
Use edible toppers on cupcakes
Click thumbnails to download image files. 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. You may be able to get a local bakery or grocer to print toppers.