Buttercream Transfer Question

Decorating By hallfamily727 Updated 15 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm by marccrand

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hallfamily727 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 3:24am
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Can I do a small frozen buttercream transfer on the SIDE of a cake? It would be small (side of a 6 inch round) transfer of the Kansas State wildcat. Thanks!

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littlecake Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 3:26am
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i don't see why not!

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Mike1394 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 10:51am
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How big, and how are you going to get it to conform to the arc of the cake?

Mike

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hallfamily727 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:34pm
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Not big at all...2 x 3 inches or so? It's a 6 inch round cake for a 6 yr anniversary celebration. As far as the arc goes, I'm not sure. Was trying to figure out how to do the transfer much like the royal icing tiara...starting in an arc to begin with.

I do have pieces of plexiglass that I've used for doing transfers in the past. Maybe I can somehow use those?

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hallfamily727 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 2:48pm
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Not big at all...2 x 3 inches or so? It's a 6 inch round cake for a 6 yr anniversary celebration. As far as the arc goes, I'm not sure. Was trying to figure out how to do the transfer much like the royal icing tiara...starting in an arc to begin with.

I do have pieces of plexiglass that I've used for doing transfers in the past. Maybe I can somehow use those?

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abslu Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 3:44pm
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If you can, you could do the transfer, then before you put it in the freezer, maybe put it over the pan to get the correct shape?? I haven't tried "shaping" a transfer before! The idea of using the pan for the shape, while doing the transfer - like a royal icing tiara . . . . . it's a good idea, but I know I'd have all sorts of issues with it. Good luck!! I'll be watching to see other's answers!!

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marccrand Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 6:31pm
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I've never tried, but remember reading a post awhile back that she couldn't get it to stick to the side of the cake. Just a warning thumbs_up.gif .

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