How do you get the air bubbles out? I tapped the clipboard this was on a few times-- what else can I do? Also the red chocolate is very old, a friend gave it to me to practise with-- could that be part of the problem? Also should I have used the opposite side of the wax paper or something else-- there is a waxy residue on the front of the transfers.
I haven't tried to make chocolate transfers yet. I was wondering the same thing.
I was told to use Acetate sheets. They are sheets of plastic like they use for an overhead projector. I gave up trying to find them and just went to an office supply and bought transparencies. They dont make a large transfer since they mostly come in a traditional letter size.
As far as the bubbles you could always pop them with a sterile pin tip before it sets up. I wonder if you could take a slightly warmed offset spatula and smooth it out a little.
Hmm, I will have to try that next time. Do you try to re-use them or do you end up tossing them after a few uses?
I also have heard of using plexiglass or glass-- I guess then I would be able to look underneath and see my bubbles but I don't know if they could be popped? Hmmmm
I tried the warm iron-- these are totally practice ones and it isn't going to work-- the divets are quite deep!
I am going to try another batch tonight with transparancies and see if they don't come out better.
You can re-use them over and over if your careful and not put a crease in them. If they are creased you can snip them and use them for smaller designs or BC flowers instead of wax paper.
An iron would melt the transfer and the wax paper. I wouldnt use an iron personally and you would never get that wax off of the iron afterwards either.
Sorry I meant a warm spatula that I used as an iron-- goodness that would have been quite a show!
I gotcha that makes more sense. Hee hee that would have been a show in deed