stephanie214 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 12:49pm
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This is the first gel transfer I've done and it was alot easier and faster than the character pan. The only problem I had was my string work. For some reason it kept breaking after it had been on the cake for about 15 minutes. After taking it off several times, I finally added some gel and it worked. I had to add sprinkles to cover up the problem. All in all, I was pleased. Oh, by the way, the name of the person was not added on until I got to the party, Mom didn't call me with the spelling and of course, I forgot my camera.
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jscakes Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 12:51pm
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Cute cake! You did a great job with the transfer and your writing looks wonderful!

jscakes Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 12:52pm
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p.s. you need to post it in the gallery!!!

Lisa Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:08pm
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Looks great!

2cakes Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:17pm
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Hi Stephanie214! I think this cake is so pretty and cute; Great job and the writting is so nice and neat, never would have thought that there was a slight problem. How did you do your transfer? And what type of gel did you use, cause some gels run and I would not want to use something that would run on a cake. Thanks!

momof3jotynjake Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:20pm
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Originally Posted by stephanie214

This is the first gel transfer I've done and it was alot easier and faster than the character pan. The only problem I had was my string work. For some reason it kept breaking after it had been on the cake for about 15 minutes. After taking it off several times, I finally added some gel and it worked. I had to add sprinkles to cover up the problem. All in all, I was pleased. Oh, by the way, the name of the person was not added on until I got to the party, Mom didn't call me with the spelling and of course, I forgot my camera.







This came out soooo GREAT! I really like it Alot!!
Is the gel transfer where you copy the outline w/ piping gel and them put it on the cake??
GOOD JOB!!

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flayvurdfun Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:26pm
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I'll answer for her...yes it is... I did it all the time until my last cake (princess) then I tried the toothpick wax paper method.

stephanie214 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 1:34pm
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First off, let me apologize for the picture being so big. This is my first picture and didn't know how to do one of those click on to see pictures.

Thanks jscakes, I did post in gallery.

2cakes, thank you. I used waxed paper and permanent marker to trace the picture and then turned the wax paper picture over on the opposite side to get mirror image and used the Wilton Piping Gel with tip #2.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 4:55pm
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Your cake looks great!

Mchelle Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 4:57pm

Love the strawberry shortcake cake. Looks very good. What flavor was it?

momsandraven Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 5:05pm

Great job Stephanie! I'd say you've mastered that technique! icon_smile.gif When you did the gel transfer, did you use a colored gel or tinted? I've tried doing it with a clear gel and had a hard time seeing it well enough- maybe I just need better lighting in my kitchen?? LOL Thanks for sharing your success with us, it helps us all.

stephanie214 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 5:05pm

[i]Hi Mchelle,
It was the yellow double pudding mix. I always add sour cream to my mixes.

stephanie214 Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 5:17pm

Hi momsandraven,
I used the Wilton clear piping gel with no tinting. I didn't have any problem seeing the gel on the icing but when I use the character pan, I can't see the outlines on the cake...go figure! icon_cry.gif

luvbaking Posted 26 Apr 2005 , 5:20pm
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Originally Posted by stephanie214

This is the first gel transfer I've done and it was alot easier and faster than the character pan. The only problem I had was my string work. For some reason it kept breaking after it had been on the cake for about 15 minutes. After taking it off several times, I finally added some gel and it worked. I had to add sprinkles to cover up the problem. All in all, I was pleased. Oh, by the way, the name of the person was not added on until I got to the party, Mom didn't call me with the spelling and of course, I forgot my camera.




She is absolutely adorable. You did a fantastic job & like the other ladies said u do have a nice & neat handwriting. I've never tried the gel transfer but u inspire me to do so. thumbs_up.gif

2cakes Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 4:14am

Hi Stephanie214! Thank you for the reply.

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