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post #16 of 20

Just make sure the cake is cold and the transfer will be fine.  Pipe it in whatever buttercream you want, then refrigerate it again to make the letters hard and paint it with a soft paint brush.

post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thank you Annie.  The cake will be cold.  I have piped the letters now in white (in reverse), sitting to dry inside a curve.  Then I colored some crusting bc with silver/gray/sparkle and piped it again.  Do I freeze the transfer?  Or refrigerate? or dry at room temp?

Thank you!!

post #18 of 20
Jessi, you pipe the monogram directly onto the cake. I'm sorry if I didn't make thy clear in my earlier post. Draw the monogram onto waxed or parchment paper, then attach it to the cake. Then, using a toothpick or scribing needle, draw or stipple (make tiny dots) over what you have drawn on the paper. When you take the paper off the cake, you'll be left with a pattern which can be piped over. After you pipe over it, pop it in the fridge and then paint over it when it's firm. I hope that makes sense.
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 

Ha! Ok, I misunderstood that.  I thought you all were suggesting the frozen buttercream transfer method.  Well, I guess I have several real options.  Now I just need to pick one! I have 3 reverse images to choose from and then late last night I cut one monogram out of gum paste...  But now that I have practiced so many times I can pipe with confidence! Thank you for your expertise!

post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 

I ended up using the gum paste monogram.  I colored it with Duff silver spray.  I'll post a photo soon!  On a side note, the FBCT did work out in theory, I tested it out on the bonus anniversary tier, but I tinted the frosting with a little wilton black coloring mixed with some silver dust and some pearl dust.  It looked great at the time, but overnight the color shifted toward lilac.  Not okay!  Strangely, the leftover ABC in my piping bag turned greenish.

Another note:  the Wilson glitter flakes worked well, just what the bride wanted, but in the dim light of the outdoor event tent, you could barely see the sparkle....

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