How to Cut Frosting Sheets for a Cake

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How to Cut Frosting Sheets for a Cake
Cake sheets can be used to personalise and decorate cake. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Frosting sheets are a versatile way you can decorate cakes, cookies, pastries and pies. You can airbrush any design you choose directly on the sheet or use a rubber stamp to press a design onto a frosting sheet. A printer loaded with an edible ink cartridge may also be used to print your design. Once your design is ready, you can easily cut the frosting sheet with a cake cutting machine, craft knife or scissors. A cake cutting machine gives your frosting sheet a clean professional look.

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Things you need

  • Electronic cake cutter machine or craft knife
  • Frosting sheet mat
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Pastry brush
  • Plastic bags that seal
  • Rolling pin or cake smoother tool

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  1. 1

    Prepare to cut your frosting sheet. Clean your mat and allow it to dry.

  2. 2

    Coat your mat. Rub a coat of shortening on the mat using a pastry brush. The coating should not be white; if so, you used too much shortening.

  3. 3

    Open the bag of frosting sheets. Take out sheets one at a time, then reseal the bag.

  4. 4

    Remove the paper from the back of the sheet and spread shortening on the back using a pastry brush.

  5. 5

    Put the frosting sheet on the greased mat. Use a smoother tool from a cake tool kit or a rolling pin to smooth out any air bubbles.

  6. 6

    Cut your sheets. Follow the arrows on the cake cutter machine to set the cutting blade about 1/2-inch from the top and side of the sheet. Turn the machine to a medium speed and cut the sheet using medium pressure. Do not cut the mat.

  7. 7

    Place the cut sheets in a plastic bag and seal it. This prevents the sheets from drying.

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