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Thank you to all of you for the feedback. The test results are as follows - all three stuck well and have not started to peel. Test 1 - water on the dried fondant - the black fondant bleed through a little. Test 2 - corn syrup - left a bit of a glossy sheen where the image wasn't covering the fondant. Test 3 - I was able to place the image exactly where I wanted it and it looks the crispest. I learned that it doesn't matter if the fondant is dry before you use a little...
Ok, so I have done three test patches - I added Delicious Desserts suggestion of water on the back of the image. I will let you know in a day or so which one has stuck the best.
The bakery put the printed sheets in a Luck's Bag so I am assuming they are Luck's brand sheets. I would think that most brands would be pretty similar. Maybe the bakery was just being overly cautious. Test 1 will be corn syrup and test 2 will be little bit of water. Most of the image sections will be going on buttercream except for the tires so they should stick easily but I wasn't sure about the dried fondant. Thanks again.
Thanks for the feedback. I think I will try the corn syrup. I was specifically told not to get the images wet - it was even suggested that I not put them in the fridge after applying them to the cake for fear of condensation causing them to run. As I only have one set of images, I may do a test with a section of the print out that is not needed for the final cake - I made an extra tire.
Hi all.   I am making tires for a car cake and have edible images to attach to the tires. Since I wanted the tires to be very sturdy I followed instructions I found through Cake Central and made them out of rice krispie treats and covered them in fondant then let them dry hard. I didn't have the edible image at the time I made the tires so I couldn't attach the image to tire while the fondant was still soft. Does anyone have a suggestion for attaching edible images...
Hi there.   Have any of the Canadian CCers had experience with the companies that do on-line mail order custom edible images? Your feedback would be appreciated.
I did a carved Thomas the Train cake for my son's birthday. It turned out great due in part to advise I found here on carving cakes. Do a search but the top tips I found were to use a relatively dense cake and freeze the cake then carve it frozen. Another 3-d cake I made was a frog - I used the Wilton Stand-up Bear pan as the base and modified the shape by carving it and icing it. Perhaps that might also work as a base for TMNT? Good luck and have fun.
If I recall from seeing it in the store electrical PVC is generally grey and the plumbing PVC is generally white. But as with anything I'm sure there are exceptions. I'm sure there must be a difference other than colour. Thanks again.
Thanks K8. We just bought some PVC conduit for an electrical cable and it was pretty nasty looking so it got me worried. I will look for the cleanest stuff in store and wash it well.
I am thinking of doing a 3D dinosaur cake for my son's next birthday. I have been reading a bunch of the 3D cake posts and see that dowels to support the layers and creating a frame for the arms and legs will be important. The general consensus is to go to a plumbing store and get PVC pipe to create the frame. Do you put the pipe through the dishwasher before using it and hope that it is clean enough or do you prevent it from coming into contact with the cake in some...
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