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frozen buttercream transfer. a different way?

post #1 of 7
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Hello! I've never tried a FBT but have done plenty of research and feel like I'm ready to try.  I was thinking though, has anyone ever tried to just trace the image as they see it rather than do it backwards and flip it onto the cake?

 

The image I was given is a little complex and I'm not super concerned with it being flat on the cake.  I think a little dimension is a good thing.  If I just trace it as I see it (and make sure it's thick enough), freeze it, and put it on the cake without any inverting or flipping ..do you think I'd have a disaster on my hands?  I'll be working on this tonight so any responses with tips or helpful hints are appreciated!

 

Thanks in advance!icon_biggrin.gif

post #2 of 7

i mean if you can draw it on the cake--do it

 

but tracing and flipping it over gives you a chance to get the dimensions perfectly and then after flipping add more detail

 

if the picture has no words or anything you don't have to worry about the mirror image thing of course

 

and if you decide to draw it on the cake you can pat down the piping lines with a flat weave smooth brand new towel too

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #3 of 7
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I wasn't going to free hand, I was definitely going to trace for dimension and detail purposes.  I was wondering if I could trace the picture, freeze and transfer to the cake without tracing it backwards and flipping.  The only reason I'm trying to think outside the box is because there are a lot of layers/colors and I know that when flipping the transfer that you have to consider layers and in which order to do them (for example, if there are eyes, you'd pipe the eyes first, not last).  ...know what I mean?

 

I may just stick to the conventional way since that is how the majority of the tutorials are shown.

 

Thanks for your input!

post #4 of 7

you can pipe it, flip it and then add the eye detail

 

in the original piping just pipe in the eye sockets

 

flip it and place it on the cake then pipe in the pupils, eyelashes etc

 

use both to your advantage

 

you can do it the way you said too where you pipe it all on there and don't flip

 

sure--no wrong way--whatever way you like

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

I think I'll do one of each and see what I like best.  I'll update on here too if I get the chance.  I like the idea of flipping and adding all the details I was worried about after....but!....I also like the idea of not flipping at all!

 

Thanks for your help K8memphis !!

post #6 of 7

anytime, Katie!!! we k8ts gotta stick together ;)

 

flipping the transfer pretty easy--srsly no worries

 

doing more than one is a perfect solution

 

yes all updates welcome

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #7 of 7

No need to flip if you want some relief.

 

Draw the image onto paper.  Put some bakers parchment over that on a large cookie sheet.  Do the outlines first. You will get a nice 2D effect when you pipe the fill-ins. 

 

When the transfer is solidly frozen, you can peel the parchment and put the transfer onto the cake same side up as you piped it.

 

I have done this for cartoon characters.  It works great.

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