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post #136 of 184
"I" prefer the FBCT technique for a flat cake. I use the color flow or royal icing for stand up decorations personally. Yes, you do need to freeze it or it won't be solid enough to transfer onto your cake and it'll crack and/or get squished, not to mention stick to the paper with just letting it crust over. You just have to remember that the image will be reverse (mirror image) when you put it on, so if your image needs to face a particular direction, you need to have it printed the other way for making the image. And yes, it needs to go directly from the freezer onto the frosted cake.
post #137 of 184
Hi Cali4dawn,I love your transfer! I tried to make one last week, but after freezing it, I tried to flip it over the cake, but it broke into small pieces. I don't know what the problem was. How thick will your transfer be after it's finished? Do you freeze the design after outlining and before filling in? Why do you cover the transfer with the same color of icing you use on the cake? Thanks a lot for answering my questions. Can you please PM me.
post #138 of 184
I'm not Cali4dawn, but I make mine at "least" 1/4 inch thick. Sometimes closer to 1/2 an inch when it's a larger transfer. I just let mine crust over before filling in. It helps the image "blend" with the top of the cake better if you use the same frosting on the back of your transfer.
post #139 of 184
SheilaF, I already did a transfer yesterday, it came out fine. I did it with leftover frosting, and I didn't have the same color to put on the back of the trasfer, so I used pink instead. You can see it in my photos from my profile.
Thanks anyway for your help.
post #140 of 184
i know there have been a million questions in this thread but i have to put my 2 cents in. what is the easiest icing to use for the outline? Wilton's class buttercream or the tube stuff? Also after you have outlined, when you are filling in the colors, should you no longer see your outline? should it all be blended together in the back? last question, what is the consistency of the icing for the color fill in? medium or thin?? thsnks.
post #141 of 184
I was wondering about the icing for the outline too. Thanks for reminding me and asking!
post #142 of 184
WOW! I just read through this whole thread! I can't believe this! I think all of my questions have been answered, which is awesome! I am definetly going to practice first before doing one! I think I am going to use this technique for a dartboard cake.

Thanks for all the wonderful questions to help us out! Great Thread! icon_wink.gif
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post #143 of 184
SORRY, HOW DO YOU DO THE DETAILS OF THE FACE?AT THE END OR YOU DO THE FACE AND PUT IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND PUT THE LAYER AFTER.

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THANK YOU

NATHALIE
post #144 of 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by mshoneybrown

1. what is the easiest icing to use for the outline? Wilton's class buttercream or the tube stuff?
2. Also after you have outlined, when you are filling in the colors, should you no longer see your outline? 3. should it all be blended together in the back?
4. last question, what is the consistency of the icing for the color fill in? medium or thin?? thsnks.



1. I used some of wilton's tube stuff mixed with the homemade icing noted in the directions. (for my first fbct, it came out okay...was in a hurry to place it on cake and I messed up the outline)
2. The outline on the sides, you should still see until you put on that very last coat of icing. I covered the outlines within the picture with the colors. (ie. all pokemon's faces were covered with their skin color. I didn't cover Ash's eyes and mouth with his skin color - wanted to see what the difference would be)
3. I think it should all be blended in the back. (that's how mine worked)
4. can't help on that one (to new to know the difference in consistency)

I have a lot to correct on my first FBCT, but I tried it and now I know what to do and how to make those corrections.

here's a pic. http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=allby&uname=Tweetycup&cat=0&pos=0
It was a practice run for my son's b-day next month. The cake I used to set it on, was a disaster in itself, but it held the FBCT until I took my picture and we cut it.

HTH a little.
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post #145 of 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by NATH

SORRY, HOW DO YOU DO THE DETAILS OF THE FACE?AT THE END OR YOU DO THE FACE AND PUT IT IN THE REFRIGERATOR AND PUT THE LAYER AFTER.

I MIST SOMETHING

THANK YOU

NATHALIE



No, no, definitely put the details of the face in at the beginning, no need to refrigerate before putting on the next layer.

see my previous post. I did the pokemon's faces and covered with whatever icing I was using for their bodies. I did not cover Ash's eyes or mouth with flesh colored icing. ( I wanted to see what the difference would be)
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post #146 of 184
I was thinking about making a FBCT for a dartboard cake. But, I wanted to make darts out of gumpaste and dry them then stick them in the middle of the Bull's eye! Does anyone think it would ruin it??? Should I take a different approach???
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post #147 of 184
I quickly read through this topic but I didn't (sure I missed it) see if anybody smooths out the FBCT after they remove the wax paper and it is on the cake? Or would this ruin the transfer?

TIA
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post #148 of 184
Quote:
Originally Posted by step0nmi

I was thinking about making a FBCT for a dartboard cake. But, I wanted to make darts out of gumpaste and dry them then stick them in the middle of the Bull's eye! Does anyone think it would ruin it??? Should I take a different approach???



I'd be afraid that the darts would be a little top-heavy and fall over. Maybe you could make the pointed end of the dart VERY long ... enough to penetrate the cake really deep to combat the heaviness of what sticks out. I'm not talking through experience, I've never done it. It's just what I imagine.

PS: I see you have a little subject line up there that says "sticking things into FBTC" But the thread you are on is "How do I transfer a drawing onto a cake." In the future, be sure to hit "NEW TOPIC" before posting a question to get the best response.
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post #149 of 184
I am new to this technique and have a concern maybe you can answer for me before I begin. If you pipe on for instance the black for the face and the other colors for the minor details then you go and fill in the body color behind it, what keeps it from smudging the under colors or flattening them so they look thick and messy, or even what keeps them from just bleeding into your other colors?
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post #150 of 184
I did a practic bct last night and some of the design stuck to the wax paper when I started peeling it off. I froze it overnight. I also used chocolate store bought frosting for the outlines. Can someone tell me what I did wrong? Thanks for any helpful advice.
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