Decorating By heycupcake Updated 5 Apr 2008 , 4:37pm by lanibird

heycupcake Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 5:12am
post #1 of 7 Im working on the top ---well the only tier for a wedding tomorrow (the rest are cupcakes)
Im trying to do the intertwined hearts design on all 4 sides of this square 5 in cake. ahhh! all i can think to do is trace the cut out image w/ a toothpick onto each side--making sure its center of course...anyone have any other easier---smarter ways! Im nervous about tracing it b/c the icing is already hard...i dont want to crack this cake!

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heycupcake Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 5:37am
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please...any help would be awesome! icon_sad.gif

shanasweets Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 5:52am
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could you use cookie cutters to make your hearts?

heycupcake Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 6:03am
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no---because ihad to trace the exact design from her invites....

lanibird Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 4:21pm
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I remember reading this tip on here some time ago:

Using a push pin, punch holes into the paper following the design, so you have the little bumps on the underside of the paper, then gently put this against the cake, when you pull the paper away, you should have imprinted the patten on it, and then just connect the dots!

HTH thumbs_up.gif

Edited to add: This really only works on crusting BC's. If your using SMBC or IMBC, you could try it when the cake is cold, and frosting rather hard, but would probably have to do some touch-ups to smooth out the icing in spots.

heycupcake Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 4:31pm
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that sounds sooooo much easier---Im sitting here---just staring at this tiny cake. LOL
THANKS SO MUCH!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

lanibird Posted 5 Apr 2008 , 4:37pm
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You are most welcome. Glad I could help!

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