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post #31 of 59
Thanks Kathyf for your help--will certainly try this, cause like ShortcakesSweets I can't let this get the best of me icon_smile.gif
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post #32 of 59
Kathyf,
That's a good idea. Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #33 of 59
I have always wondered how this was done! I can't wait to try this one. Thanks for all the awesome tips and the great photos!
post #34 of 59
I have only used this method once (last night!) but while I was poking all those dumb little holes I had an idea for larger images. I do a lot of sewing and one of the tools I use is a tracing wheel. You can get these with "spikes" on them so they will poke the holes as you roll the wheel over your image. If you did it on a piece of foam it would leave you with the little paper "pokes" on the other side so you could just smooth it on your cake and proceed as normal.

If you don't have a tracing wheel (or don't know what I'm talking about icon_confused.gif ) Google "tracing wheel needle point" and look at the images. (Or go here, this is a good example of what I'm talking about; http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/product487.html )
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post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by Franluvsfrosting

I have only used this method once (last night!) but while I was poking all those dumb little holes I had an idea for larger images. I do a lot of sewing and one of the tools I use is a tracing wheel. You can get these with "spikes" on them so they will poke the holes as you roll the wheel over your image. If you did it on a piece of foam it would leave you with the little paper "pokes" on the other side so you could just smooth it on your cake and proceed as normal.

If you don't have a tracing wheel (or don't know what I'm talking about icon_confused.gif ) Google "tracing wheel needle point" and look at the images. (Or go here, this is a good example of what I'm talking about; http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/product487.html )

I've used the tracing wheel for quite a while - it's a BIG time saver. I have no original artistic skills so my husband draws what I need and then I use my tracing wheel to put it on my cakes.
I also agree with having a light shine across the cake in order to see the holes better.
post #36 of 59
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Originally Posted by Franluvsfrosting



If you don't have a tracing wheel (or don't know what I'm talking about icon_confused.gif ) Google "tracing wheel needle point" and look at the images. (Or go here, this is a good example of what I'm talking about; http://www.bblackandsons.com/store/product487.html )



Thanks Fran! I just ordered one.
post #37 of 59
I have a question for those of you who use tracing wheels to transfer an image to a cake. Do you do it similar to the pin prick method or do you lay the image on the cake and trace around it with the tracing wheel? I'm really wanting to try this method now. My mother and aunts used to sew all the time, so I'm betting one of them has a tracing wheel they would let me use.
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post #38 of 59
Ok i like this. I usually do the gel transfer. This sound so much easier. Although I may be sounding a little slow on the intake I just want to clarify. You poke the holes off the cake and then you use the back side of the paper (where the pin poked through making an bump or tag) Smooth it on the crusted BC and it should give you the dotted outline? is this right? Or did I miss something?
Let me know I'd like to try it tonight.

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post #39 of 59
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Originally Posted by CourtneysCustomCakes

Ok i like this. I usually do the gel transfer. This sound so much easier. Although I may be sounding a little slow on the intake I just want to clarify. You poke the holes off the cake and then you use the back side of the paper (where the pin poked through making an bump or tag) Smooth it on the crusted BC and it should give you the dotted outline? is this right? Or did I miss something?
Let me know I'd like to try it tonight.

CCC



That's right Courtney.

ShortcakesSweets - I don't know about the others but I'm planning on using the neddle point tracing wheel to punch the holes in the paper when it's laying on the styrofoam. Then use the paper to imprint the pattern onto your frosting. If you try poking directly through paper onto the frosting with a tracing wheel, I think the paper would flex too much and you'd end up with dents and extra lines on your cake.
post #40 of 59
1. Take your picture and lay it on a piece of foam (or other material with a little "give" to it).

2. Roll the tracing wheel around the edges poking holes in the design. (Use a pin for small areas).

3. Place the paper on the frosted cake (chaff side down) and lightly rub your hand over the paper to transfer the design to the frosted cake.

4. Pipe your design.

5. Accept compliments graciously. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #41 of 59
Thanks guys ~ can't wait to try this method again using the tracing wheel!!
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post #42 of 59
Awesome explinations! I can't wait to try it!

Thank you so much. I love CC!
post #43 of 59
I use a clean kitchen towel under my paper while using the tracing wheel. It has just enough give to it. I started to use the towel folded once and the paper tore because there was too much give.
post #44 of 59
I too use the pin prick method almost exclusively for detailed designs. I use a corsage pin to poke holes in the paper and find that helps make a slightly bigger hole than a regular straight pin, which then leaves a slightly larger "Braille" imprint on the back of the paper.

Also, for those who have a hard time seeing the outline holes ,you're not alone. I have found that the lighting is the key. If you can't see the holes well , try moving your cake to another counter or perhaps stand on the other side of your counter if you can and you get a whole new perspective. If the light is behind or directly above me, I can't see the holes as well.

I always fill in the design using tip #2 or #3 but some like to use the star tip and that works great too!

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post #45 of 59
Thanks for the tracing wheel idea ! Just made this method even more enticing to try...
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