Trace Image Onto Cake

Decorating By jodietas Updated 1 Feb 2010 , 7:53pm by Kims_cakes

jodietas Posted 10 May 2008 , 3:43am
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I have a cake to do for a friend's daughter and she has given me a picture that she wants on the cake how do I trace that picture onto a sponge cake that is going to be decorated with butter cream. Please help any ideas?????

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JanH Posted 10 May 2008 , 5:26am
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10 Ways to transfer images to cakes:

Pin Prick Method:

Piping Gel Transfer:

Buttercream Transfers:
(Also has info on Edible Image Plaques, Photo-to-Sketch and image resizers.)

Additional help thread:
(Steffy8's post.)

Chocolate Transfers:

Color-Flo, Picture Flow, Chocolate Transfers:

Look forward to seeing pics of your cake. icon_smile.gif


Edited to update broken links, again. icon_smile.gif

jodietas Posted 10 May 2008 , 11:50am
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Hey Jan you always come up with the goods. Thank you so much, I looked at the links and they have given me some great ideas, I'm loving the chocolate transfers this might be the way to go.

Thanks Jodie

motherofgrace Posted 11 Nov 2009 , 1:51am
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great ideas! Bookmarking it for myself!

bobwonderbuns Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 2:31pm
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Thank you for that list Jan, that was one of my New Year's resolutions this year -- to practice pattern transfer. Thanks dear! icon_biggrin.gif

cohen1 Posted 5 Jan 2010 , 2:46pm
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I did not look through all of those so I dont know if this one was mentioned. I use this one all the time and I love it.
I find and size my image. then I outline it with either a sharpie or edible marker, the goal being that you want to be able to see the flipped image when you turn the paper over.

Once I can see the image on the other side then I pipe the outline right on the paper, then lay the paper on the cake. Run the fondant smoother over the image and then use your fingers to run over the outline.
Gently lift up the paper and your image is then outlined on the cake.

Then you just pipe and decorate.


niccicola Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 11:54pm
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a lot of those links just take you to CC's home page

JGMB Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:21am
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Originally Posted by -Sweetheart-

great ideas! Bookmarking it for myself!

Can you please tell me how to "bookmark" a thread? TIA!!

Elise87 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:29am
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the only way i know to 'bookmark' a thread is to 'watch' the thread and have it in your watched topics

...if there is another way i don't know about I would like to know too lol

motherofgrace Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:45am
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haha I just bookmark it with my web browser

Elise87 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 3:47am
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i only know how to bookmark on my browser on my other comp, but not this one lol

aej6 Posted 8 Jan 2010 , 4:01am
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.lots of ideas....

JanH Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 7:37pm
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Originally Posted by niccicola

a lot of those links just take you to CC's home page

The posts are old so some of the links were no longerworking. I've updated them today. icon_smile.gif

Kims_cakes Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 7:53pm
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Great questions and answers! Thanks all, especially Jan.

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