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post #16 of 184
OK, I am looking for it now.

thanks
post #17 of 184
I've even seen it listed as "Print in reverse for Transfers." Just look for anything that may be indicating printing in reverse.

If you do not have XP, yo can use these instructions:

http://community.webshots.com/photo/265808017/201151673DkxqAC

4 pages total
post #18 of 184
I am not sure I understood this part of it...

7. When you have finished coloring in your graphic, smooth the back while gently pushing without blending your colors underneath. This will settle your frosting into the grooves and create a smooth finished project.

How do you flip it over to smooth it out without messing up your work? Are you smoothing it on the wax paper or the icing?
post #19 of 184
No where does it say to flip it over at this point. The front of the BCT is touching the wax paper. You are always working in the back side. You will not flip it over until you are ready to place it on the cake. If you look at the pictures, you see the side I'm working on just gets uglier and uglier... that's because you are working on the back side.

Once you try one it will make sense.
post #20 of 184
I understand now. Thank you. icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 184
Does the Von's fudge icing come in a tube? If so do you use their tube or do you transfer to your own icing bag and tip?
post #22 of 184
Von's has quite distributing the fudge icing. I have heard that Wilmar brand works just as well. Most store brands will work well. Just make sure it's not super creamy (like the name brands). The stuff that comes in a tube will work if it's very thick. in fact, the Wilton brand is so thick, I have to add a little buttercream to it. Yes, take it out of the tube and place in your bag.
post #23 of 184
I am very new to cake decorating and today is the first day I've heard of Buttercream Transfers so I have lots of questions but will only ask one and hope for the best. I bought Wilton's premade white icing. Can I use this to do the transfer or do I have to actually make the buttercream frosting recipe? Also can I use gel for the outline? I was planning to do the gel outline and then transfer to cake and decorate so that's what I have the supplies for. HELP!
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
post #24 of 184
yes you CAN use it, but buttercream is better.... I had left over store bought frosting and it worked but even more wormy looking then the my buttercream was.... you already have it.... I'd use it!
post #25 of 184
Thank you! The problem is I have NO shortening in the house and I've been out 4 times already today buying stuff for this party on Saturday. It's Wilton's decorating frosting - do you think it's better than store bought? Any tips on how to work with it?
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
post #26 of 184
I didn't mean store bought because I obviously bought the Wilton's at the store - but I meant do you think it's better than the stuff at the grocery store. Thanks.
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
post #27 of 184
Ok- you are describing 2 different transfer methods. A BCT is not made
directly on the cake. So, no, you would not use the gel. Also, store
bought icing does lousy on a BCT (in my experience). You will be very sad when you go to remove the wax paper. However, you can use the supplies you have purchased to create a BC GLAZE. I have never used store bought icing for a gaze, but I imagine you can.

Click here for complete instructions:

http://community.webshots.com/album/111071540UEhrpE

This will take you to directions for a BCT, Chocolate Transfer and
Buttercream Glaze. Buttercream Glaze technique starts on page 2 at the
bottom.

Let me know how you do.
post #28 of 184
It looks like I will be going out to the store yet again today!! icon_smile.gif It sounds like I really should make the homemade buttercream. The only thing I'm confused about with the BCT is the outline. I can't use the same icing for the outline as I do for decorating the image? Thanks for your help.
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
post #29 of 184
for the most part when I put a picture on a cake (like all pic cakes on here) I use either piping gel or the toothpick method.... I just found out the that the toothpick method is easier to do but takes a tad bit more time... but yes like Cali4dawn said.... you may be upset trying to remove the store bought stuff on a transfer.... its not made for much other then to border, or ice a cake... but I had to use some store bought stuff to finish off a transfer, and it did work...yes it was harder to get off paper, but it worked, it just looked more wormier.... so I wouldnt use it again for one, but at least I tried... and I would agree once again with Cali4dawn that you could probably use it for the glaze method.... adding milk to thin it....
post #30 of 184
What is the toothpick method? The stuff I bought for the outline is Wilton's Black Decorating Gel. I'm assuming this is not good to use. I have to go out again anyway so I might as well get what I need to make this work the best. I won't have a 2nd shot at this because it's for Saturday! icon_smile.gif Thanks for your posts! Sorry to be so clueless.
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
Happy Decorating,

Joanne
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