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First Frozen Buttercream Transfer

post #1 of 35
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I am so excited about this...my first one, also first time doing reverse shell border. thumbs_up.gif

It was suppose to be a gel transfer on sheet cake but for some reason the gel would not show on the icing. icon_cry.gif

I've always wanted to give it a try but had not gotten around to doing one.

Have alot of improves that I need to practice on. Thank goodness this is for my great neice's birthday this weekend so the mistakes will be overlooked...might give them extra discount thumbs_up.gif

Thank goodness for you here at CC for discussing and showing pictures on fbct.

Please give me comments so that I can do better next time...I can take it icon_wink.gif
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post #2 of 35
You did a wonderful job, really cute! Nicely done cake! Love Care Bears, how cute is that!
One of the issues with buttercream transfers is getting a bit of rippling in the icing. Parchment paper usually gives you less rippling than waxed, but it has to do also with the way that the paper lifts up as we icing it. I have tried just about everything to avoid this, including spray adhesive, but that gets pretty messy when it freezes, the adhesive is hard to remove from the glass.
What can be done, is after the transfer is removed from the freezer, I use the tiny fondant roller and roll carefully over any ripples. But you don't want to do this on the outlining because it will blur it somewhat.
I think I may go back to using the adhesive on the picture back and also on the parchment.
Another option is to do the transfer by inserting it in a plastic sheet protector and doing it on the plastic. Also, you can use any food safe transparency plastic.
Hugs Squirrely Cakes
post #3 of 35
I think you did a beautiful job on this!! I love that color of blue. I think your niece is going to love this!!
post #4 of 35
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Thanks Squirrelly,

I had no idea that I would end up doing a transfer yesterday.

For some reason my gel wouldn't show on the icing...first time this has happened.

When I roll do I do it on the front of the transfer with the wax paper side or wait unti it thraws to do it.

Can't wait to do another one.
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post #5 of 35
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ge978,

Thanks...the color is purple, for some reason my camera made it blue as it did for my basketweave cake.
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post #6 of 35
Thumbs up Stephanie! It looks great. I'm working on one right now. It's a pretty big one covering the entire top of an 11x15 cake. I'm praying that it turns out good. I don't have the time (or the patience!!!) to attempt another.

Carmen
post #7 of 35
That looks terrific! I have never done one...so a big Kudos to you on yours!!
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post #8 of 35
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Thanks Mrs Missey and cocopuff.

cocopuff, good luck...can't wait to see it.
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post #9 of 35
Steph, it looks really good. I love the colour!!
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post #10 of 35
That looks great! It's huge.. You did a wonderful job.. Now only if I can get that reverse shell border... I have tried so many times, no luck! Even stuck my tongue out to the left, to the right and still NOTHING icon_cry.gif !!!
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A woman is like a bag of Tea.
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Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
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post #11 of 35
Way to go Steph!!! Looks awesome!! I still haven't gotten brave enough yet to try one...still too much of a newbie. Maybe soon.... icon_confused.gif


Hugs, ~Denise
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post #12 of 35
Looks good to me too..
Way to go...
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post #13 of 35
Great job. You're a brave woman to tackle such a large one for your first time. Looks awesome.

What's next?? icon_lol.gif

briansbaker You crack me up with the tongue. Maybe try curling it next time! icon_wink.gif

kos
post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by stephanie214

Thanks Squirrelly,

I had no idea that I would end up doing a transfer yesterday.

For some reason my gel wouldn't show on the icing...first time this has happened.

When I roll do I do it on the front of the transfer with the wax paper side or wait unti it thraws to do it.

Can't wait to do another one.


Good for you kiddo!
Yes, I gently roll wherever there are creases, on the front while it is frozen and before I apply the tranfer to the cake. Sometimes I use my finger gently and go over the crease or any air bubbles (which you obviously didn't get) with my fingers. I usually end up with a few creases. I am thinking of going back to the adhesive. It happens mainly because we tape the outer edges, which means that the centre of the parchment has some give and comes up a bit as we pipe the icing on. I discovered that it is worse with waxed paper because waxed paper is more effected by condensation. Read that somewhere and it is true. Drives me nuts, haha!
And I didn't say it to be critical here, it just happens to nearly everyone I know. I should have added that your transfer looks totally professional. And, I am so impressed, you didn't get the wormies, haha!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
post #15 of 35
Wow that looks great! I also love the way you smoothed using a patterned paper towel!
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