Icing The Picture On A Cake

Decorating By Donna0527 Updated 31 May 2008 , 2:31pm by pastryjen

Donna0527 Posted 30 May 2008 , 7:15am
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I'm a beginner...how do I fill in and smooth a picture once it is drawn and outlined on a cake? The cake is iced in buttercream and the picture will be also.

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Amia Posted 30 May 2008 , 7:39am
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Do an FBCT. http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-How-To-Create-a-Frozen-Buttercream-Transfer.html

It's a lot harder to color-in an outline when it's on the cake. thumbs_up.gif

jammjenks Posted 30 May 2008 , 3:48pm
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I have never done a FBCT, so I don't know how they compare. I just outline and fill in with bc. I use piping gel to transfer the pattern onto the cake. Then I fill in the pattern but try not to go all the way to the lines. After just a couple minutes, I Melvira (paint roller) that bad boy and do the outline last. HTH

LetThereBeCake07 Posted 30 May 2008 , 4:06pm
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i do not use BCT. instead i draw my picture right on the cake. Once i have my toothpick drawing i start filling in colors. I take a pointed offtet spatula to smooth out each area of color. once all my flat colors are added then i wait for them to crust. Then i put a viva towel over the whole design and lightly smooth away the spatula marks and make it smooth. i slightly lift op the viva towel from time to time to see how the smoothing is going. Just dont press too hard or you will make th icing spread and you expand beyond their borders. Once the whole thing is smooth then i outline or add detail to my picure for depth. Here are a few examples of my cakes with this method. I hope this helps!

http://lettherebecake.net/Details.aspx?AlbumID=46&Page=0

http://lettherebecake.net/Details.aspx?AlbumID=45&Page=5

http://lettherebecake.net/Details.aspx?AlbumID=45&Page=7

http://lettherebecake.net/Details.aspx?AlbumID=45&Page=8

http://lettherebecake.net/Details.aspx?AlbumID=45&Page=14

Donna0527 Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:17am
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Thanks for everyone's input. Lettherebecake07, do you use a regular metal spatula like you would use to ice the cake? Seems like it would need to be small???

icer101 Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:39am
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here is another way..... its like color flow but with buttercream..... you have your outline on the cake...... there is a recipe for this buttercream color flow.... but i just do this..... put some powder sugar in a small styrofoam cup.... add enough water to it to flow from a small parchment bag..... don,t use a tip.... just cut a tiny hole if you need to.... you test it like you do color flow.... drop icing back in cup .... if it flows back into icing good... then it is ready.... color it the color you need.... you have to outline your pattern on the cake with the colors you need.... let it set up a little.... be sure the lines touch the cake and there is no gap..... then just fill in just like you would do a color flow picture... the actual recipe is...... 2lbs 10x sugar... 1T van..... 1/4 t. salt..... 3/4 c water(more or less)... you treat it just like color flow... i do this method alot... i love it...

pastryjen Posted 31 May 2008 , 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by icer101

here is another way..... its like color flow but with buttercream..... you have your outline on the cake...... there is a recipe for this buttercream color flow.... but i just do this..... put some powder sugar in a small styrofoam cup.... add enough water to it to flow from a small parchment bag..... don,t use a tip.... just cut a tiny hole if you need to.... you test it like you do color flow.... drop icing back in cup .... if it flows back into icing good... then it is ready.... color it the color you need.... you have to outline your pattern on the cake with the colors you need.... let it set up a little.... be sure the lines touch the cake and there is no gap..... then just fill in just like you would do a color flow picture... the actual recipe is...... 2lbs 10x sugar... 1T van..... 1/4 t. salt..... 3/4 c water(more or less)... you treat it just like color flow... i do this method alot... i love it...




ICER101 - I'd love to see a picture of this colour flow technique you use.

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