springlakecake Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:36pm
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I have been trying to do chocolate transfers for a little while now, and didnt have good luck at first. With the help of CC users, I think I finally got the hang of them and now I love it! here is a pic of my *first* CT that was up to my standards. I will be putting it on my son's 1st birthday cake that I am doing as winnie the pooh theme. any constructive critism appreciated. Thanks for looking!
LL

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mgdqueen Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:41pm
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nice job-he's adorable!

alicia_froedge Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:42pm
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that is really really good!!!!

jovigirl Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:44pm
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Could you teach me how to do that??? It looks awesome!

ahuvas Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:45pm
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Isnt that gorgeous!

What tips do you think made the difference?

what type of chocolate did u use?

vickymacd Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:45pm
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I don't even know what a chocolate transfer is! It looks great!

SugarBlossomCakes Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:49pm
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Love it! Can we have instructions!

lehall2006 Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:51pm
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Wow, your transfer is fabulous! Congrats! thumbs_up.gif

I love chocolate transfers and use them on nearly all of my cakes. I think it's such a great way to add a tasty design to a cake.

springlakecake Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:53pm
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Thanks everyone! I am excited about this finally turning out! Everyone raved about them, but I just couldnt get it right, not to mention it was so messy and time consuming at first! Here are the things that made it easier for me (thanks for CC!)

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What tips do you think made the difference?

what type of chocolate did u use?






I used parchment bags to do most of the work. The hole was really tiny that way and I had more contol. Not to mention it was easier than cleaning up bags and cheaper than disposible ones.

I used a toothpick for drawing in the really tiny lines in some places.

I kept the bags on a heating pad to keep the chocolate melted.

Originally I bought the candy colors and the flo coat to make the colors, but it was a lot of work, not to mention it made the candy taste kind of bad, so I just bought the wilton candy melts in all different colors.

I heated the chocolate in small baby food jars. That way I can just keep the left overs in there and it was less messy.

Also I did the transfers on a report cover. That way they turned out shiny instead of matte finish. It was nice because I could put the pic inside the folder and I could see it really well. I also popped it in the freezer for a few minutes before removing the chocolate. The first one I left in just a little too long so it was a little bent, but not bad.

emilykakes Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:57pm

It looks great! You have inspired me...I think that I am going to have to give CT a try!!!

daltonam Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:58pm

you did a great job & thanks for the info on "how-to" i've really been wanting to do more with chocolate.

jo_ann Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 12:59pm

It came out great. They're alot of fun aren't they. I get alot of orders for these on cakes. Just finished a spiderman one yesterday.

erinkalins Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 1:12pm

That looks amazing! i cant wait to try them again, i had a real hard time with the tiny lines, but the parchment trangle seems to be the way to go! Thanks for inspiring me to try again.

atkin600 Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 1:23pm

That Pooh Bear is fantastic! I saw that someone said to use candy colors to color the chocolate? Is that what you're supposed to use? I've been using my regular colors! I was wondering why sometimes when I put the color in it would get all clumpy. But it didn't happen all of the time. So I need to buy candy colors? I don't see many varieties in my town of already colored candy melts.

springlakecake Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 1:34pm
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That Pooh Bear is fantastic! I saw that someone said to use candy colors to color the chocolate? Is that what you're supposed to use? I've been using my regular colors! I was wondering why sometimes when I put the color in it would get all clumpy. But it didn't happen all of the time. So I need to buy candy colors? I don't see many varieties in my town of already colored candy melts.




Yeah, the regular colors will cause the chocolate to seize up. Someone on here said though that they used regular colors and added some crisco to it and it works for them. You can also buy the flo coat (from here) to add to the regular colors and that worked. I still found though that the chocolate didnt really taste that good with candy colors or with the added flo coat. The colored candy melts just worked better for me.

greenhorn Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 1:47pm

I looked at your gallery...all of your creations are absolutely gorgeous! Now that you've mastered CT, I'll be watching to see what else you create...you are an inspiration!

fat-sissy Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 2:46pm

Looks great!!!

rezzygirl Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 3:36pm

Great job! I've been wanting to try that myself. I'm inspired!

lehall2006 Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 3:52pm

I've had trouble with the candy colors, too. I finally just bought the Merkens wafers in all the colors they offer, and I add just a little bit of candy color to them if I need to darken or change the color a bit. This seems to work better for me.

springlakecake Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 4:32pm

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate the nice comments. I am excited about these CT's now. I hope my son's birthday cake comes out like I hope. I will post a pic this weekend.

RositaFresita Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 6:22pm

Congratulations on your chocolate transfer, it turned out great!!!
Rosita Fresita

bakemeacakemd Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 6:33pm

This is great. I have done plenty of color flow but not the CT. Is it the same basic technique?

subaru Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 6:48pm

I did my first FBCT a few weeks ago, Now I'll have to try the chocolate.
I think i might like it better. Thanks for all the tips! I've already printed them out so they will be handy.

springlakecake Posted 8 Aug 2006 , 7:14pm
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This is great. I have done plenty of color flow but not the CT. Is it the same basic technique?




Well it's more like a FBCT than color flow. Here is a tutorial on CT's

http://www.geocities.com/heathers_cakes2000/chocolatedemo.html?1109787013625

springlakecake Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 8:11pm

Let me just add one more tip...After I posted my pic of pooh (okay so I kept looking at it and moving it around) but anyway I ended up breaking it! AAAHHH! So I just didnt have it thick enough in the back, especially at the seams. So make sure you make it nice and thick in the back.. I had to make pooh again...boo. But I think he is even better now. Lesson learned!

springlakecake Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 8:19pm

Just thought I'd post a couple of the CT's (I am hoping not to break before the party..) for the B-day cake.
LL

AuntieTina Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 8:29pm

Those are adorable! I have always loved Winnie the Pooh.

mumof2 Posted 9 Aug 2006 , 8:41pm

Let me get this straight...it is pretty much like the fbct but instead of icing you would use melted chocolate?? I am very familiar with melted chocolate because I have been melting candy and putting in moldsd for years!! I might have to try this.

pilesoflaundry Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 3:31am

Wow those look great!! thumbs_up.gif

A report cover, you mean like from an office supply store? Never thought of that!

fatgirlck Posted 10 Aug 2006 , 4:30am

Where can I get/purchase the Merkens Wafers?

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