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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hi all.
I have purhased a transfer sheet and want to use it on the fondant covering the cake....which would you say is the best way to do it, cover the cske in fondant and then wrap sheet around tilk the image transfers? Or to put the image on fondand first then cover cake? Ive never used these before...is it a pretty easy task?
Also wanted to know if I melted csnty melts and poured over the trasfer sheet would I be able to cover the cake with it like that?
Thabks in advance
post #2 of 8

Hi - I've never used transfer sheets on fondant but have used them with chocolate and wrapped around a cake. After you spread your chocolate on the transfer sheet, wait a few minutes until is sets a little but is still pliable.Then wrap the sheet around your cake pan so it will be the right shape. Once it hardens, you can remove from acetate backing and then place your chocolate transfer on your cake. This is just one way to do it...

Hope this helps, good luck!

RJ

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Rjcakes. Thank you so much for ur reply. If you dont mind can you tell me what other ways there are?? Also would you use the jormal candy melts?? Thank you
post #4 of 8

I think other people have been successful in applying the pliable chocolate transfer directly to the cake and when it's hardened, peel off the acetate but I've never done it that way.

 

I use Callebaut chocolate exclusively (and it needs to be tempered) but I'm sure you could do it with the candy melts. Just spread the melted chocolate on the transfer sheet evenly and you should be good. It's just tricky with the timing because it's need to be pliable enough to curve to fit the cake but not so wet that the chocolate drips off! 

post #5 of 8

I'm not sure what your trying to accomplish, but if you use candy melts they will harden.  Grant it this may be what you want, but if it's not than you should use ganache.  Ganache sets up and is soft enough to work with and you can transfer your images there.

 

Using candy melts when you go to cut the cake may present a problem.

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post #6 of 8
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Basically im trying to achieve the look of the lv cakes. I have bought a transfer sheet with the lv design and thought the best way would be tp cover the cake in dark brown fondant and transfer it onto the fondant...butni have been told that its harder than I think...
post #7 of 8

Is it going to be a purse?  If its just a round or square cake, I don't see why it would be so hard. I personally have not made one, but I do use transfer sheets and they are pretty easy to use.

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post #8 of 8
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Its just a round cake...gow do you ise them on fondant? Do u use the hairdryer technique?? Ive never done this bwfpre...somw pwoplw use a hairdruer over the sheets...personally I think it mihjt make the fondant too sticky. How do u use them? Thank you
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