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post #16 of 59
This sounds like a great method. I can't wait to try it for my Tinkerbell cake this weekend. I was going to do a FBCT but i think I will practice with this method and see what is easier for me. Thanks for the info.
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post #17 of 59
If you look at Kathy's Kakes, she is very helpful. She use a glaze in pin pick. Here cakes are very beautiful.

She very helpful to me and shared her tips and recipe. I believe the article was in an old ACD magazine. But look at her pictures, the glaze is great.


http://www.kathyskakesllc.com/kidsbirthdaycakes.html
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post #18 of 59
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Originally Posted by kels_bells

Is this an alternate to FBCT?



Yes and no.

The FBCT is another way of doing a design on a cake. Kinda like a chocolate transfer or color flow piece. They are ways to do a design off the cake and put it on the cake.

The pin prick would be another way of putting an outline of an image down on your cake so you can outline it with out having to free hand. Other ways to do this is by using a cookie cutter in the shape you need or the piping gel transfer. For the piping gel transfer you out line your image on wax paper in piping gel then lay that over your cake and lightly smooth over the top of the wax paper. When you pull it away it will leave the piping gel on your icing in the outline then you can come over that with your buttercream. Some people will also cut out their images and use a tooth pick to trace around them on the cake.
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post #19 of 59
So how does one do the FBCT? I love learning new ways. Ya'll are such great teachers.
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post #20 of 59
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Originally Posted by allycook

So how does one do the FBCT? I love learning new ways. Ya'll are such great teachers.



Here's a link to the FBCT tutorial from CC: http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-How-To-Create-a-Frozen-Buttercream-Transfer.html
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post #21 of 59
Thanks! Can't wait to try both.
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post #23 of 59
I find that I cant really see my image on the cake with the pin prick method. Any one with more experience have any suggestions for making the image a bit more visable? I'm very impressed by Cambo's work and I like the lines in the fill in work (I thought Homer Simpson never looked better !)
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post #24 of 59
Once the icing has crusted, you can smooth your lines if you don't like them. I have had to do this with a FBCT when I had a problem. I had to fill in areas that stuck and after the icing crusted, I no problems smoothing it with my Viva and roller and it looked flat.

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post #25 of 59
I always do the pin prick method for writing and sometimes on images. I find after I transfer the image, it's harder to see under bright lights. Dim the lights a bit and see if it helps. Also, it doesn't hurt to stick a toothpick through some of the holes in the image if the paper alone isn't making enough of an indent for you.
post #26 of 59
Thanks ladeebug for the toothpick & lights suggestions! I really want to use this method more especially since Edible Images are SO expensive (for the cartoon characters)

BTW: when I a child, my mom used to call me ladybug all time
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post #27 of 59
Those cakes look great! I have discovered another easy way of getting a design onto a cake: I get most of my pictures off the computer, so first I print up the picture, then I cut the picture out so I have the exact shape I want. I press the picture down onto my crusted icing on my cake. I gently push along the edge, so it leaves an indentation. I peel the paper off the cake, and there is the entire outline of my picture! I simply outline it with my black tip 2 or 3, and fill it in. I almost always use a damp paintbrush to smooth my designs, as I don't like the lines to show (although I really liked the lines in those other cakes posted - may have to try that!). If you're interested, the school bus, margarita, horse, Betty Boop, and pig (Charlotte's Web) cakes in my photos have all been done this way. If the picture is a little more complicated, meaning it has details that I don't want to freehand (inside the outline), then I go back to my cut out picture and basically make a jigsaw puzzle out of it. Example, for my Betty Boop cake, I cut out her hair, placed the hair back on my cake using the outline as a guide and pressed gently....lifted it up, and voila, her whole hairstyle was there. Did the same with her dress. It sounds more confusing than it is, it's actually very simple and very effective! icon_smile.gif
post #28 of 59
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Originally Posted by apclassicwed

I find that I cant really see my image on the cake with the pin prick method. Any one with more experience have any suggestions for making the image a bit more visable?



Glad I'm not the only one with this problem. I tried the pin prick method a few weeks ago and couldn't see my image at all, so I haven't tried it again, yet. I've been wanting to try it again because I don't like something like this getting the best of me. icon_razz.gif
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post #29 of 59
I have only done ONE FBCT (at&t logo in my pics) I ended up making about 5 of them until i found one that i could actually use. I made a big mess!!

I will try the pin method next time. Someone posted a method using piping gel traced on wax paper and then used to indent the lines on the cake. i will try to find the link and post it.
post #30 of 59
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Originally Posted by ShortcakesSweets

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Originally Posted by apclassicwed

I find that I cant really see my image on the cake with the pin prick method. Any one with more experience have any suggestions for making the image a bit more visable?



Glad I'm not the only one with this problem. I tried the pin prick method a few weeks ago and couldn't see my image at all, so I haven't tried it again, yet. I've been wanting to try it again because I don't like something like this getting the best of me. icon_razz.gif



A desk lamp lowered to just a few inches above and behind the cake will let you see the dotted lines better.
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