Ok, I posted a question about this a couple weeks ago, but still can't get it to work. I'm trying to make a cake for my husband's birthday next week. I really want to do the Marines EGA (Eagle, Globe, and Anchor). However, I can't get it to work. I've trying the piping gel transfer & FBCT. The lines are just too small & intricate for it. Does anyone have any other ideas?! I don't want to do something else, because now I've gotten to the point where I'm determined to do his cake with that on it!! I just don't know what else to do. I also would rather not buy the candy mold & do it that way. PLEASE HELP!!!! I don't know what to do!!
did you try a royal icing transfer? if you use a tip #1 you should be able to do the intricate work, although I'm not sure what the design looks like. hth
I have not tried royal icing. How would I do that? Just like an FBCT? I did try the chocolate transfer today & that seems to be working great... EXCEPT that when I go to pull the wax paper off, some of the lines start to break
it's kinda like the fbct but you don't have to put it in the freezer. you just pipe it and let dry for a few hours and then pipe over again and let dry over night. then, carefully peel off the parchment paper (or wax paper) hth
.....a royal icing transfer.........
this is known as color flow If you decide to go this route, do it on plastic wrap.
When it is dry it will come right off (almost fall off) the plastic. If it is a lg piece I definately recommend the plastic.
You can also try Color Flo or using a projector. Or fondant cutouts with black royal icing details.
Actually, I have tried the chocolate transfer method & it works great!! I make my bag using the parchment bags, so that the hole is small enough for the detail work. I think it went pretty well... we'll see when I actually do the cake on Saturday!! Thanks to everyone who replied... I'm sure I'll be using all techniques for something in the future