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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by cali4dawn

I honestly don't know. As long as they are nice and thick they should be OK. They can't be what I call creamy dreamy like buttercream. But since they are based on the concept of fudge, I bet they are just fine.

Can you give me the links to these two and I'll check them out for you?



Dawn I don't know what you mean by links, but all I did was look at the cake central home page, clicked on recipes and then on frostings. They are in that list. Did you get my other message about the cupcakes?
post #17 of 27
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cali4dawn,
hi, i looked at the info on printing in mirror image, however, i have windows xp and it is not the same. was that a different version? do you have directions for xp users?
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post #18 of 27
I only have XP as well-could you forward those instructions if you have them?! Thanks in advance!
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post #19 of 27
I looked at a friends XP computer. Let me say every day I find more reasons I don't like XP. I will never understand why it so popular. It is not at all user friendly. You can no longer play certain game sites any longer. You can't easily print in reverse. Along with many many other features. I had XP for 2 days once. Promptly removed it from my computer when I could no longer do 75% of what I used to do. Makes no sense to me how XP is so great and wonderful.

Anyway, my ranting does not answer your question.

It seems it can't be done. I even got on XP's help site and they say it can't be done. What a crock!!

OK- let's beat the system.

If you're just looking for printing text in reverse, you're going to have to use a Desk Top Publishing program such as Print Shop or one like it (MS Word, MS Publisher and MS Works do not do this).

Make a text box, write your text and flip it.

You can do the same with pictures, insert them and flip.

Most people have a Desk Top Publishing program. if not, go to Office Depot or WalMart or someplace like that and buy one out of the bargain bin for $5-10.

XP sucks big time. I worry about the day I have to use it.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by elverton

Dear Cali4dawn
It's Lisa (Elverton). The wilton buttercream recipe is 1/2 butter to 1/2 crisco. I read and studied your bct pictures a zillion times. I hope it comes out right. I have no way of driving to NJ to wal mart so I will use the wilton black icing, I have my fingers crossed. I know you said it was thick. One question on the bct picture if pooh. You said to edge the transfer in the same icing as you cake. In the picture it looks like its white and then the cake's icing was brown? Also, did you make that cake with cupcakes put together. That is a great idea if you did, how did you do that. I am still looking for a star wars picture. I went on star wars .com, and I tried to print off a vader mask but it won't let me, and the star wars logo is so small, I do no know what to do. Thanks for all yor time and info. Lisa



Sorry, somehow I totally missed this post.

Here are a bunch of Star Wars coloring pages.

http://ivyjoy.com/cgi-bin/coloring.cgi

Let me know if you have problems opening it.

Here is a basic tutorial on how to put together a basic cupcake cake. In fact, it's several tutorials on making cupcakes special:

http://community.webshots.com/album/105830324epGFhn

Good eye! Yes, the icing was brown. I used white for my backing instead. For the tutorials sometimes I do what stands out better. Like when a sewing teacher uses white thread on black material. You would never do that in real life. But it's easier to see when learning.

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post #21 of 27
Dear Dawn (Cali4Dawn ) This is elverton (LISA). I just wanted to write you and say thank you for all of your help and great information. I did the buttercream transfer, and it actually worked. I made the star wars cake and it came out awesome. I transferred darth Vader, Cp30 and the Star Wars emblem. I wrote May the force be with you ! I was so excited at least now I feel condident and I feel that I could do any design now, not having to worrry about getting a shaped pan. Thanks again. P.S. I am interested in the glaze transfer can you send me instructions on how to do that. Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!
post #22 of 27
make sure you post a picture of the cake!

Debbie
post #23 of 27
Oh Lisa!!!! I'm so proud of you!!! I can't wait to see the pictures!

I will be doing a glaze tutorial in the next few days. I'll let you know as soon I have it ready@!!!

Go Lisa! Go Lisa! Go Lisa! Go Lisa! Go Lisa!
post #24 of 27
I would also like to thank cali4dawn for the frozen buttercream directions. I made a care bear cake for my niece's first birthday party on Saturday using this techinique and it was much easier than I thought. thumbs_up.gif Everyone liked the cake and wanted to know how I did it. Thanks again.
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post #25 of 27
SHHHH... Don't give away your secrets!! icon_lol.gif
post #26 of 27
I just love to read about new ideas. When I joined I was reading about Buttercream Transfer and thought "buttercream what?". What the heck, I was in a rush icon_cry.gif to make my daughter a Eeyore cake for her birthday. I had already bought a plastic eeyore and thought if all else fails use the plastic. Well what do you know my first buttercream transfer.. It was a hit with all my family and most important my daughter icon_biggrin.gif .. (click on my profile and view my cake) I then had a baby shower the next day and thought, hmmmm.. buttercream transfer. I was in love with a cake in the baby shower section called baby toes. So I drew a picture similar to her cake and made a transfer. I think I'm in love...
As far as flipping a picture. Hmm.. without getting technical (comp. confused) icon_confused.gif I would outline the picture with a marker dark enough to see it from the back. Then trace the back. Then get another paper put it on top and trace again.. I know a long process, but beats trying to figure out this computer.. Good luck!
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post #27 of 27
briansbaker, Hey! Whatever works for you is what is best all the way around! Keep up the good work.
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