Rice Paper and Fondant Cake Toppers are very easy to apply. I am often asked on whether they can be applied to any cake with any type of icing? Here is a short guide to help you:
Fondant or Marzipan: Apply a small amount of edible glue or water to apply your image.
Buttercream: Before your buttercream hardens apply a small amount of edible glue to apply your topper.
Whipped Cream/Cream Cheese: As there is a lot of moisture in this icing it is best to use a backing disc (made from fondant or flower paste) then apply your topper. This will prevent the topper cracking. If not using a backing disc it is advisable to apply as late as possible before serving.
Glazed Icing: Apply your topper before the icing sets. Make sure your cake is level or the topper may slide off the cake.
If in any doubt use a fondant disc to use as a backing disc to your topper. This gives a lovely clean finish and a professional look. Fondant is readily available from all supermarkets and cake suppliers.