I have not seen the icing sheets at our Michaels. I use a cake shop down by Knott's Berry Farm to get mine from (since I don't have a dedicated printer and would not do enough to make it cost effective to get one). They are very reasonably priced and work really well. I've even cut them to put on cup cakes (peek at my photos for some examples). For smaller images (like the ones for the cup cakes) you can hold the frosting sheet and gently apply it, but, they do tear very easily. Kind of reminds me of really thin taffy in how it breaks. The larger sheets, I was told to slide them off the backing onto the cake then smooth it. It's kind of hard to line up that way (IMO) but it does work. I actually lifted the entire image after breaking the seal to the backing plastic and gently layed them on the cakes from the center point first then laying both edges down simulataneously (if that makes sense) then smoothing them when I did the cakes for the audubon. They can be a lot of fun (and I plan on doing more of them! just not enough to warrant buying a dedicated printer).