Originally Posted by aundrea
thanks for replying. i made a total of 4. and of that only 1 is left. but i didnt have yellow color so im not thrilled with her hair. but that is the least of my problems.
i cant seem to get the transfer off of the plastic. three have crumbled. meaning as i tried to get the transfer off it imploaded onto it self.
this is my last one. its way to late to start over. i am thinking maybe just cut around the plastic with exacto knife and place it on a piece of fondant.
but i dont think i can move the piece without it doing the same as the others.
i know this is my first time and with more practice it should get easier.
i really, really want to learn how to make these.
your instructions are great-im just having some major problems.
can you come here and do my smurf transfer??? LOL
I'm sorry to hear about your problems. When it imploded, had it dried completely? Maybe you tried to remove it from the plastic too soon? When you take the plastic off, the whole piece have to have dried completely or else you will not get it off the plastic. I let mine dry for at least 24 hours, unless they are really, really small.
If you are worried about breaking the last one, I think you can do what you described, leave the plastic on. I would put it on a piece of cardboard or something harder than fondant, maybe gumpaste. You cannot move it until it is completely dry. This is the most difficult part I think, leaving the transfers to dry for 24+ hours in my house without anyone bumping into them...
And, yes, it is your first try. You learn something every time. I learned last week not to flood the back with red RI (duh, I should have seen that one coming). I was tired and had left over red RI and thought "Hey, why not make the back of McQueen red. That will also look neat on the cake if someone looks at the back..." So I piped the back and rushed off to work. When I get home I find a very sorry looking car. McQueen with a really bad hang over
The red had bled into all white areas on him... Luckily I had made 2 and only done the back of the one, so it was no big deal.
I'd love to come and visit you by the way
I sooo need a vacation right now! If you pay for my flight and let me crash on your couch I can make you a buch of smurfs
Just send the plane ticket!
I wish you better luck next time!