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Using a transfer sheet directly on fondant?

post #1 of 16
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Hi -- Im trying to make the cake pictured below, and I'm wondering if there is any way I can directly apply the chocolate transfer sheets to the fondant-covered cake without using chocolate. Is that possible? Does anyone have experience with this.

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Marisa
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post #2 of 16
I'd say no! The patterns on chocolate transfer sheets are made with cocoa butter and you need to apply melted chocolate to it for the pattern to adhere to and melt into, so it can peel off.

If you don't want to use chocolate, what about an edible image instead. You could get the design you want printed and then wrap that around your cakes.

Kelly
post #3 of 16
Yes, you can....I'm not exactly sure how, though! Global sells a dvd that explains how you do it...
http://www.globalsugarart.com/product.php?id=20291
...I've worked with choc transfer sheets a ton, but I couldn't figure out how you'd get them on fondant. I'm sure someone on CC will know!
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post #5 of 16
mpaigew - Why did you have to post that link icon_cry.gif

I just had to go buy that DVD now. I'm becoming a cake decorating DVDaholic.

Just kidding. Thanks for the info. icon_biggrin.gif
post #6 of 16
I have that DVD! That's exactly what you need. Yes, it shows how to adhear transfer sheets to fondant....it's a great DVD!
post #7 of 16
Without ruining the value of the dvd, can you tell us generally how it's done? Can you just press it on with a rolling pin? Does the fondant have to be wet? Can you use something warm over the transfer?
post #8 of 16
Another CC member (tutugirl) made a version of this cake in buttercream . . .

I just happened to be looking through her gallery this morning and recognized the cake in question.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=93644
post #9 of 16
I think I read somewhere that you place the sheet against the fondant then cover it with a cloth and use and iron to melt the transfer onto the fondant.
post #10 of 16
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post #11 of 16
I've seen different posts on using the trasnfer sheets with fondant, and I have tried about 5 times, but I keep having the same problem, the plastic of the transfer sheet wrinkles and that avoids the transfer in that area. I took some pictures so that you could understand me. Thanks.

Laura
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post #12 of 16
You can certainly use a chocolate transfer sheet on fondant! Global Sugar Art has a video on this very technique. In it, the young lady places the sheet onto the fondant, covers it and lightly irons it with a craft iron. Works great! Hope that helps some! icon_biggrin.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #13 of 16
rather than chocolate transfers what about doing icing sheets and edible images? I've seen some AWESOME cakes where people scanned like wallpaper or scrapbook paper and made edible images out of them then applied them to the fondant.
Alana
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post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your suggestions. Im going to try with the craft iron. Will post pics and let you know how it turns out!
post #15 of 16
Yes you can use chocolate transfer sheets on rolled fondant. Below are the instructions: 1) Roll the fondant to the thickness that you need. 2) Put the transfer sheet on top of the fondant (transfer side facing the fondant). You may need 2 or 3 sheets to cover the surface needed. 3) Put the transfer sheet and rolled fondant on top of a silpat baking sheet (You may need 2 or 3 silpats to cover the entire transfer sheet). 4) Put the silpat on top of the parchment baking sheet. 5) With a craft iron, iron over the baking sheet until the heat is even. Lift a corner of the transfer to see if the transfer has been made successfully, if not iron some more until the design has transferred through
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