At Finishing Touches we do offer an edible printing service but do not print on the premises. The printing is done from home as the printers are sensitive and ideally need to be located within a room with a constant temperature. The shop is located within an old cottage with thick stone walls and therefore the temperature varies considerably – especially when you consider a lot of cake baking takes place during the day. Therefore, you cannot have an instant print and need to order in advance; ideally two days or more.
Due to time pressures, we also do not post images – they have to be collected from the shop.
We print on icing sheets [not rice paper] and the following options are available:
 A4 sheet – this is used for a large image or various small images which can be adjusted to size. We do like to fill the sheet for you and so if you can think ahead of future images you might need, that’s great. You simply cut round the images so that they peel off the backing sheet and affix with a little water.
 7.5” circle – this just peels off so that you can apply it with a little water. If you are using buttercream or a dark icing, we recommend backing it with a thin fondant disk.
 15 cupcake toppers which are approx. 50cm in diameter. You can have a range of designs and images per sheet. You might need to back your disks with a thin fondant circle depending on the design.
 30 cupcake toppers which are approx. 2.5cm in diameter. You can have a range of designs and images per sheet. You might need to back your disks with a thin fondant circle depending on the design.
 Border strip with three on one sheet
How to order:
The best way to order is to email Liz via and attach the image[s] you require printing. If there are a lot of images don’t send them attached to one email as they might not all come through. We have learnt that the hard way!!
We need to know:
 the size of the image
 how many you require
We can scan in an image for you if it is an old wedding photo for an anniversary cake or similar. Please be mindful that we do not like mixing black and white photos with colour on one sheet.
We take pride in the quality of the prints and so if the resolution is not good, we will look for an alternative which might be the same or similar. We will let you know if we have to do this.
Please do not send images via pdf or Word and say ‘please print as attached’. We have to download everything into edible software and it does not work. We prefer to input and resize the images to your requirements.
If you have ordered online and are not happy with the service, please do not ask us to print at short notice – go back to the source and explain the problem. They need to know what you are not happy about.
The cost is £3.99 per sheet. However, if the design element takes over 30 minutes we will add an additional charge of £1.