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using a picture as a template for a cake

post #1 of 20
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Somewhere I remember reading an article on how to do this. I remeber something about poking holes in your picture for the outlining, and using cocoa in the holes to make your outline. Anyone know where I can find this article again. Of course after reading it I imagined I'd never need to do that!
post #2 of 20
i'm not sure, but i think dawn had a tutorial or something about that. icon_confused.gif
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post #3 of 20
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diane, where would i find dawn's tutorials? icon_smile.gif
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I've heard of that too...but I do something like that... I put the picture I want to trace on foam rubber, styrofoam something like that...something that will let a pin go through without hurting you etc.. the a piece of wax paper on top of that... poke hole with a toothpick, pin something like that that makes a small hole and trace the pic that way...then when you are done with that take apart the wax paper and pic (they will look like One paper because the holes hold these papers together) then with the rough side down on to the cake you press the picture onto the top of the crusted frosted cake. it leaves little holes for you to trace with outlines and such... but if you wanted to do it your way with the cocoa or whatever you can do what my aunt did and that was take the poked picture (the waxpaper) put the sticky part in the cocoa and put it on the cake... you can see the dots better, but it you will also see cocoa places you dont want it to be...which is why I skip that part.... and this is also the technique kathykakes does to do her cakes.... my princess cake was don like that...just dont look at the eyes!!! I cant do small eyes at all!
post #6 of 20
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Thanks for the link diane, i don't think that was what i'm looking for. This article said something about poking holes in your picture, the placing the picture over your cake & using cocoa powder to fill the holes to create an outline. I was just wanting that whole article to help me.
post #7 of 20
That free online book I posted earlier has a section on this. I haven't seen it in Dawn's tutorials but maybe I missed it.


http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/wyo4h/4-HWebsite/Publications/cake-decorating.pdf
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post #8 of 20
I thought that someone on the board made one like this for the Dora cake. Check through the B-day pictures, there's one of princess Dora. I think that one was done like this (I'm not positive)
post #9 of 20
oh, i'm sorry. thanks lisa...where did you find that anyway. that has tons of information!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by Mchelle

I thought that someone on the board made one like this for the Dora cake. Check through the B-day pictures, there's one of princess Dora. I think that one was done like this (I'm not positive)



That's the cake I made Mchelle icon_smile.gif What I did was blow up a pic of dora...it took up four pages. I taped the pages together and then cut out the picture. I secured the pic to the cake with toothpicks and then cut around it with a thin serrated knife. Then I used an edible image of the outline on the iced cake and just filled it in. You could do a piping gel transfer though if you didn't have an edible image printer.
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post #11 of 20
Thanks Lisa, that is great information. I'm saving it now. icon_lol.gif
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by diane

oh, i'm sorry. thanks lisa...where did you find that anyway. that has tons of information!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif



Very, very funny how I found this. I was looking for info about dairy goats--LOL! It was for my parents who op a small farm. I get all my eggs from them--love using them in my cakes. So this is the page I ended up on.

http://www.uwyo.edu/ces/wyo4h/4-HWebsite/Publications/ProjectManuals_Main.htm
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post #13 of 20
That's so funny!
post #14 of 20
Lisa, I still love that cake. That's why I remeber it so well. Not to mention that I think you wrote that earlier, duh. I'm a little slow today. icon_wink.gif
post #15 of 20
This is probably the site you are talking about, after poking holes in the pictures, you go over it with a puff that has been filled with cocoa.

http://members.nuvox.net/~zt.proicer/cakepict/stencils.htm


Hope this is what you were looking for. icon_smile.gif
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