Fbct

Decorating By casebit Updated 24 Oct 2007 , 9:43pm by Tiffysma

casebit Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:09pm
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Hey everyone! This is something I have never tried before and I was wondering how difficult FBCT are to work with. I have a baby shower cake to do with the theme of the book Guess How Much I Love You and I think this would be a good way to do the bunnies from the front of the book, but I'm a little worried about giving this method a try. Any suggestions or advice on this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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JoAnnB Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:18pm
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The tutorial in the articles section will guide you.

Here is the link

http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-How-To-Create-a-Frozen-Buttercream-Transfer.html

amysue99 Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:18pm
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I think this is a great method for getting good detail in frosting transfers. My suggestions: 1. Make it at least 1/4" thick - any thinner and it may not peel off of the parchment or waxed paper 2. After the coloring-in, smooth down any ridges by tapping, not rubbing. Rubbing may cause the lines to smear.

Good luck. I think you'll really like this technique!

pastryjen Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:19pm
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Give it a try...I'm just waiting for my black bc to come to room temp so I can start on my second. They are quite easy and you could try a bunny or two for practice.

Have you seen the tutorial in the article section: http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-How-To-Create-a-Frozen-Buttercream-Transfer.html

cookinmamma Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:27pm
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I am no expert by any means, but I have done 3 FBCT now and absolutely love doing them. It is basically like tracing a picture. The problem I have so far is getting it all completely smooth, but with every one I do I get better. I say go for it and have fun.

whitesoxlover Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:30pm
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actually i just tried this for the first time yesterday and it was easier than i thought it was going to be. i followed the directions from the forum here and it worked. yea!!!!! i practiced a few times. i did the transfer froze it then frosted the back of a 13x9 and put the tranfer on that to see what would happen and the thing i learned was to make sure you gently pat down the icing to fill in any holes and put cover the back of the tranfer with the background color of the cake. good luck!

casebit Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:31pm
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Thanks! I just looked at this tutorial and the one thing I didn't quite get was the smoothing of the back of the picture. Does this mean that the actual front of the image is on the other side of the wax paper and the icing on top is the back? Is this a dumb question or what? I just don't get that part!!!

Thanks for your guidance!

whitesoxlover Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:31pm
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actually i just tried this for the first time yesterday and it was easier than i thought it was going to be. i followed the directions from the forum here and it worked. yea!!!!! i practiced a few times. i did the transfer froze it then frosted the back of a 13x9 and put the tranfer on that to see what would happen and the thing i learned was to make sure you gently pat down the icing to fill in any holes and put cover the back of the tranfer with the background color of the cake. good luck!

whitesoxlover Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 7:50pm
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that is so not a dumb question, i was wondering myself. after you do your transfer let let it crust a little, do the pat down, then i piped the frosting over the transfer and about a half inch past it. then freeze it and put it on the cake.

dellswife Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 9:31pm
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I was actually just going to try this method out tomorrow! Cant wait to try it!

Tiffysma Posted 24 Oct 2007 , 9:43pm
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Originally Posted by casebit

Thanks! I just looked at this tutorial and the one thing I didn't quite get was the smoothing of the back of the picture. Does this mean that the actual front of the image is on the other side of the wax paper and the icing on top is the back? Is this a dumb question or what? I just don't get that part!!!

Thanks for your guidance!




Yes, the final coat of icing on top will be the back when it goes on the cake and the image next to the waxed paper will be the top on the cake. You are going to flip it over onto the cake and peel off the waxed paper.

It helps if you use glass or plexiglass and tape your picture to the bottom, then tape your waxed paper to the other side and trace onto the waxed paper. That way, you can lift off the picture and see through the glass, just how your FBCT looks when you get done. I use a 8 x 10 picture glass with masking tape around the edges. My first successful one was Tinkerbell in my photos. Be careful of "patting down" before it crusts. My first Tinkerbell had thunderthighs!! icon_eek.gif

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