How do I do it? I always have bubbles inside so I must be doing something wrong? How long should I wait before placing the image on top of buttercream? Do I refrigerate the cake first ( I never do)? Do I use something to attach it (I've used piping gel in the past)
Thanks for your help!
You should be placing it on the cake as soon as you finish smoothing the icing. NO do not frig the cake 1st. If you place it on fresh icing should should not need anything to attach it.
If your icing has dried (is not fresh) then very lightly spray the area where the EI will go w/water (mist). Piping gel could be used but water is better mainly because you probably can;t get gel thin enough. HTH
Thanks. I thought it would melt if I positioned it right away but maybe the problem is my icing gets dry and then it starts to peel off and air bubbles get in ,makes sense. Thanks again!
You need to add the EI as soon as you ice an smooth your cake it shouldnt crust at all ! I never put mine in the fridge before or after !
No matter what I did, I had bubble issues that would pop up hrs. later.... I now mount all my EI's to fondant. It looks REALLY nice, too, much better than just placing it right on the icing.
You BARELY mositen the fondant, and lay the pic on. You can trim around it after it's placed. I like to leave a little border of fondant, but you don't have to. If you have quesitons on this, just e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
JenniferMI Thats a good idea ! I have never had any bubbles yet ! But im going to remember that if I ever do !!
I just finished my cake and I can see that in the morning I will probably have bubbles... oh well! I'll try the fondant base next time, good idea!
Thanks everyone for your tips and responses.
Thanks for the idea JenniferMI
I get the bubbles on my images as well. I think it's the butter/shortening in the icing that does it. I have had luck with lightly pushing them down using a light circular motion.