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How To Create a Frozen Buttercream Transfer
Dawn Griffin was kind enough to create a step-by-step article with very detailed photos.

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Although Dawn has been in the catering and events planning business for well over 11 years, she has just a little over 1 year cake decorating experience. While she is new, she has fallen in love with the art of decorating and can't imagine not practicing it.

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Dawn,
Thank you for sharing your step by step article on Frozen Buttercream transfer. I tried it today and couldn't believe how well it worked. It has a very professional finish. My question is how long can I leave the transfer in the freezer? I'm putting it on a cake this Saturday. Would it be better if I stored it in a box to get hard? Thanks for your help.

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I've never stored one that long. But I honestly don't know why you couldn't. Yes, I would store it in a box to prevent condensation directly on the transfer. I would probably even then place the box inside of a plastic bag (grocery bag or garbage bag... depending on the size you need) for added protection against the ice that loves to freezer burn our food. I know it will take up a huge portion of space in the freezer... but we decorators have to make sacrifices for the greater good. LOL!! icon_wink.gif

Let me know how it works out for you. I'll be interested to know.
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Step 7 of your instructions said to smooth the back while gently pushing without blending your colors underneath. I'm not sure I understand. If we are piping icing on the front, how do we smooth the back?

This may be a dumb question but I can't visualize smoothing the back if you piped icing on the front.
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I just posted a picture of my first frozen buttercream transfer using Dawn's tutorial (it's of a little lion) I was really happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for the help, can't wait to try another one. icon_biggrin.gif
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montanakate your cake turned out great!! ~TC~
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Originally Posted by AgentCakeBaker


This may be a dumb question but I can't visualize smoothing the back if you piped icing on the front.



You are not piping onto the front... you are actually building up onto the back of the transfer. You have to turn it over to see the front.
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and that little lion was too cute to! Dawn has the abilities to help us all do great things...but it all comes down to the decorator! You make all the difference!!! Everyone does.....
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Ok. I think I understand. I guess I actually need to practice the actual transfer first.
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Originally Posted by flayvurdfun

Dawn has the abilities to help us all do great things...but it all comes down to the decorator! You make all the difference!!! Everyone does.....



Amen!!! All I have is information.... the determination is solely yours. icon_biggrin.gif
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Dawn
Can I use parchment paper or do I have to use wax paper? What's the difference between the two?
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Wax paper you can see through. You have to see what you are transferring. If you can see your design through your parchment- go for it. Wax is also much cheaper.
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Then I think I will go with wax paper. Thanks!
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Step 1 Instructions state: 1. Choose a graphic image and print it out in reverse/mirror image.


How do I print it out in reverse/mirror image? icon_confused.gif
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Originally Posted by Bettye

Step 1 Instructions state: 1. Choose a graphic image and print it out in reverse/mirror image.


How do I print it out in reverse/mirror image? icon_confused.gif


It is something under printer properties, possibly under advanced options.
File>Print>Properties...now each printer may be different some it's under an advanced tab, some it's under an options tab. And the choice will either be reverse or mirror image- it means to print the image backwards.
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