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post #106 of 184
Thanks Dawn for the brilliant instructions. We did our first FBCT for my son's 4th birthday. Its not very neat, but he was THRILLED with his Buzz Lightyear cake!

Thanks so much.
LL
post #107 of 184
I used the FBCT instructions on two cakes this weekend! Thanks for the easy to follow directions. To help with the removal of the FBCT, I wiped the waxed paper with some shortening.
LL
LL
post #108 of 184
Ok I did my first frozen bc transfer and loved how easy it was, but is there a way to make it not so thick or any ideas on what to do with the cake so it is not so raised other then bordering the picture itself?
Thanks for all the help[/img] icon_lol.gif
LL
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #109 of 184
You can actually make the entire top of the cake your transfer. Just take the pan you are using to bake in and draw around it on to the board you are putting your transfer image on. Then center the image in the middle of the circle, or off to the side, etc where ever you want it to be on the top of your cake. Draw your image. Then when you are filling in around it with your frosting for the background, do it for the entire size of the cake top. The entire top of this cake is a transfer (and then 12 individual transfers set side by side on the sides)

http://images1.snapfish.com/34756%3C952%7Ffp3%3B%3Dot%3E2327%3D%3C%3A%3B%3D%3C8%3A%3DXROQDF%3E23239%3B6867392ot1lsi

http://images1.snapfish.com/34756%3C952%7Ffp58%3Dot%3E2327%3D%3C%3A%3B%3D%3C8%3A%3DXROQDF%3E23239%3B686739%3Aot1lsi
post #110 of 184
wow, that looks great! How come your side ones don't looked raised? Did you put frosting down on the top before laying that transfer on? So I guess you just do the transfer pic. and then when you finish with the last coat that you put around the sides of the transfer so that you don't see the edges, then you make that coat go as large as the cake flat and smooth? Did it look like something hard on the top of the cake? sorry lots of questions
Nicla
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #111 of 184
wow, that looks great! How come your side ones don't looked raised? Did you put frosting down on the top before laying that transfer on? So I guess you just do the transfer pic. and then when you finish with the last coat that you put around the sides of the transfer so that you don't see the edges, then you make that coat go as large as the cake flat and smooth? Did it look like something hard on the top of the cake? sorry lots of questions
Nicla
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #112 of 184
wow, that looks great! How come your side ones don't looked raised? Did you put frosting down on the top before laying that transfer on? So I guess you just do the transfer pic. and then when you finish with the last coat that you put around the sides of the transfer so that you don't see the edges, then you make that coat go as large as the cake flat and smooth? Did it look like something hard on the top of the cake? sorry lots of questions
Nicla thumbs_up.gif
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #113 of 184
ooops i don't know why that posted 3 times, the first time it gave me a failed note, the second went twice!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #114 of 184
LOL. I've had the computer hiccup and make multiple posts before too. I just treat the background as part of the transfer. Give me a few minutes and I'll see if I actually have any cake creating photos in my albums still that show a transfer with the background on it. I think the only one I have in there is the golden gate bridging cake....
post #115 of 184
OK, that was the only one in there, so not the best example. But this is the back of the FBCT made the size of the rectangular cake it was going onto

http://images1.snapfish.com/34756%3C%3A59%7Ffp3%3B%3Dot%3E2327%3D%3C%3A%3B%3D%3C8%3A%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3A4679345ot1lsi

The not so smooth cake it was going onto (didn't figure it needed to be smooth since it wasn't going to show anyway icon_smile.gif )

http://images1.snapfish.com/34756%3C%3A59%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2327%3D%3C%3A%3B%3D%3C8%3A%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3A4679367ot1lsi

Just placed the frozen image on the cake

http://images1.snapfish.com/34756%3C%3A59%7Ffp45%3Dot%3E2327%3D%3C%3A%3B%3D%3C8%3A%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3A4679399ot1lsi

http://images1.snapfish.com/34756%3C%3A59%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2327%3D%3C%3A%3B%3D%3C8%3A%3DXROQDF%3E23238%3A46696%3B8ot1lsi

And the finished cake can be found in my gallery. I hope that helps. So basically, instead of just doing the bridge as the transfer, and making the background on the cake and adding to it, I made the background part of my transfer.
post #116 of 184
Awsome, I think I get it. I think I will try this on my next one. Sorry, does it go soft being that big, is it hard to transfer that large of a piece and does it look better if you put a border where it meets the sides?
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #117 of 184
Awsome, I think I get it. I think I will try this on my next one. Sorry, does it go soft being that big, is it hard to transfer that large of a piece and does it look better if you put a border where it meets the sides?
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
My kids are running wild while I decorate and they love it!
post #118 of 184
It's actually easier (IMO) to move it when it's larger because it's more solid. ANd I did put a border on it around the side of the cake. I usually put a border on the top and bottom anyway

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/20517/GoldenGateBridgingCake4WEB.jpg

The other thing you can do (if you want the 3D effect) is to fill in under the transfer with the same color as the part above it. There are several in my photos of that too. This one shows how to do that really well.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/20517/Katies-Team-Cake.jpg

You have to do the filling in underneath while it's still solid, so it has to be done fairly quickly. But it looks pretty good when it's done.
post #119 of 184
Great article! I've been wanting to use this method for some time and finally had the opportunity for my toddler's 2nd birthday. Here's her Dora the Explorer cake: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-photos_display_29_-52432.html
post #120 of 184
This works very well! I have .. uhh.. no cake dec experience.. so I really really am TERRIBLE at this..
the first time, I used the buttercream recipe.. the second? I didnt have internet acess because I moved (I got it about 7 hrs later the day I did the cake!) so i... went from memory of one my sister told me.. it worked okay..
The first cake was spiderman.. for my daughters 3rd birthday party (girly girl, but tomboy at the same time! lol!)

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Here is spidey.. note the cake is dreadful?.. yea.. I was rush rush rushed.. and I dont normally like the taste of buttercream (I hate it..) so I didnt use it for the cake.. just the transfer.. and its sloppy and fun (.. my 3 year old helped a little.. hehehe) ... but spidey looks nice!

and here is my second.. the buttercream tasted better this time (to me..) as the recipe i used .. didnt use butter.. just crisco.. was nice..
.. my digi cam is OF COURSE out of bats.. so this pic was taken via my cellphones cam.. which explains the HORRID quality!.. argh..

it's a custom my little pony character my fiancee did for our oldest.. she turned 6 this year.. green pony (green is her fav color) and stick straight blonde hair (she really loves the exagerated yellow hair for blondes that is done in Japanese anime.. thus the intense yellow color!) and a rainbow.. per.. the rainbowy goodness of the actual my little ponies..
>.<
not.. too terrible.. but.. not as awsome as the stuff I've seen here.. *sigh*

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