The image is printed with edible ink on a frosting sheet, not rice paper. The quality is superior and made in the USA. The edible sheets and inks are all FDA approved, kosher and allergen free. Because images are printed with edible ink on frosting sheets, the colors may vary slightly from what you see on your computer monitor. This listing is for one edible cake topper. It is very easy to use. Simply peel the icing sheet from the backing and lay it on a freshly frosted cake . Instructions are included with every order. Shelf life of frosting sheet is about 12 months as long as it's stored in its sealed bag at room temperature, out of any direct light. Frosting sheets are FDA approved, kosher and allergen free. One sheet is 8 ounces heavy.