nocentstar Posted 26 May 2006 , 2:26pm
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Hi guys,
I'm making a cake that needs to be brown but has white polka dots, etc. on it. I want to make a btc transfer to put on top of it for the decorations, but I'm using canned frosting and have never tried it that way before. My question is:
1. Can you make a bct transfer out of canned frosting?
2. If you can't, and I need to use actual btc, can I make the transfer out of that and then place it onto canned frosting? Will it look okay or stay put, etc?

I've actually had pretty good luck getting the canned frosting smooth - finally figured out a technique - simply crumb coat it first, let it set and then go over it again. Looks great!

Anyway, any tips regarding this question would be most appreciated.
Thanks guys!

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SheilaF Posted 26 May 2006 , 9:16pm
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"my" experience with canned frosting is that it does not really crust over. I don't think you can make a transfer out of it that will look good. But then, I've never tried to either. I have used the wilton frosting in a tube for FBCT's and they work just great. The only problem with putting a transfer on a canned frosting covered cake (that I can think of) is it would probably sink into the top layer of frosting since it's generally very soft and, well, does not hold much on top of it. If that makes sense? Good luck!

Coastiemom Posted 26 May 2006 , 9:35pm
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I'm pretty new to this site and to cake decorating. Color me DUH?????????????

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