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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Okay, so I had a transformers bumblebee cake to do and "thought" it would be easier using an edible image, so i bought the image from the bakery that does them since i don't have the printer.
Now everything was going great until i tried getting the image off the frosting sheet. I was running late due to the image problem but i did manage to give him something looking like a transformer.
The customer was pleased with the results granted i only had 15 minutes to put that together.
But my question is How do you get those images off? I live in the Caribbean so would that affect the process?
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post #2 of 25
I am clueless when it comes to transfers.. but I did want you to know that i recognized it as a transformer immediately. You did a good job with it. I think it looks better than the edible image would have. IMO. icon_smile.gif
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post #3 of 25
If you pop it in the freezer it lifts right off the backing icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 25
I usually take the image with the backing still on and go to the edge of my counter top. Start at the top and gently slide from top to bottom (image facing you). Hope that makes sense. The image usually slides right off of the backing. The cake looks great!
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by foxymomma521

If you pop it in the freezer it lifts right off the backing icon_smile.gif



I tried that and it hardened the sides but the middle just would not lift off, then it started ripping.
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by tarheelgirl

I usually take the image with the backing still on and go to the edge of my counter top. Start at the top and gently slide from top to bottom (image facing you). Hope that makes sense. The image usually slides right off of the backing. The cake looks great!



Ya know i didn't think of trying that, maybe next time if i venture near edible images again.
Thanks
post #7 of 25
You are welcome! Don't ask me how I know.. I had to learn the hard way! icon_razz.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 25
Depending on the type of icing sheet will determine the problems that you had. My guess is that the icing sheet was thin and the amount of ink that was used for the transformer caused the image to merge to the backing. You were fighting an endless battle. Both were good ideas. I would talk to the bake shop you got it from as they deal with it all the time. The freezer method is great, but no more than 5 seconds. Rolling it on the counter top helps it release, but with the amount of ink and a thin icing sheet coupled with your humidity, I would recommend a differnt brand of icing sheet.

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post #9 of 25
If ti's a luck's brand icing sheet (really the best) then a thin knife under an edge and it will pop off.

All other brands take 5 minutes or so in the freezer and they should pop off.

But that one looks like it came out of the printer a mess.
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

If ti's a luck's brand icing sheet (really the best) then a thin knife under an edge and it will pop off.

All other brands take 5 minutes or so in the freezer and they should pop off.

But that one looks like it came out of the printer a mess.


Actually there is another brand, the Premium brand that peels off immediately without any type of manipulation what so ever.

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post #11 of 25
I also use a SHARP edge on my counter going from corner to corner run the back against the edge. If a sheet is old or has alot of color its harder to get off
post #12 of 25
I also use a SHARP edge on my counter going from corner to corner run the back against the edge. If a sheet is old or has alot of color its harder to get off
post #13 of 25
I think that your final cake looks better than the printed image would have looked. Great save!
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post #14 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kims_cakes

I think that your final cake looks better than the printed image would have looked. Great save!



Thanks, giving the amount of time i had.
post #15 of 25
I think Leah-s hit it on the nail. That EI indeed does look like it came out of the printer way too warm or just not setting on the backing right. Did they use rice paper to print on? Even in a warmer climate, you should not have had the issues like this. Usually keeping the EI in a cooler place when you have high humidity helps.

I just did 3 EI and they transferred just perfect....sorry yours was such a mess. I think your design that you came up with on your own is quite lovely! icon_smile.gif
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