Transfer Sheets Used On Fondant Help

Decorating By hammer1 Updated 2 Oct 2008 , 10:50pm by hammer1

hammer1 Posted 1 Oct 2008 , 9:28pm
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just read that you can use chocolate transfer sheets on fondant...without buying the 35.oo DvD, does anyone know how to do this?

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KHalstead Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 12:58pm
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lol........I wonder the same thing. Surely someone must have bought the DVD, but I have a feeling that if someone spent 35.00 they don't wanna give out the info. for free! (Even though I really hope they do!! lol)

leah_s Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:19pm
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Sitting beside KHalstead, waiting, hoping.

KHalstead Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:23pm
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it's probably something incredibly simple....like brushing the back of the transfer sheet with cocoa butter or something lol

Essmat Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:29pm
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Hello Ladies icon_biggrin.gif This is my first post ever!!

You can check this link for instructions http://cakedec.forumotion.com/questions-discussions-f3/fondant-transfer-designs-t1029.htm

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:41pm
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I have the DVD and it's quite a cool technique. You'll like it! icon_biggrin.gif

CakesByLJ Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Essmat

Hello Ladies icon_biggrin.gif This is my first post ever!!

You can check this link for instructions http://cakedec.forumotion.com/questions-discussions-f3/fondant-transfer-designs-t1029.htm




Great information.. thanks for sharing that link...

leah_s Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:52pm
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So what's the major difference between a "craft iron" and a "regular iron"? Size? Temperature range?

KHalstead Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:56pm
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craft irons are like little bitty teeny little irongs, they're so adorable.....and they weigh next to nothing which I'm sure is a bonus when working with the fondant

I think they can be turned to a lower heat setting as well

so according to that link, it sounds like they're putting the transfer on the fondant and THEN putting the fondant on the cake......I wonder if the transfer gets distorted?

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 1:57pm
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Originally Posted by hammer1

just read that you can use chocolate transfer sheets on fondant...without buying the 35.oo DvD, does anyone know how to do this?




Oh sorry, I was talking on the phone when I first read this which is why I wasn't paying too much attention in my first response. In the video the gal uses a craft iron. I have another video on chocolate transfer sheets and I've only seen it once so I'm not quite sure but I think she uses a melted chocolate technique or something like that (I'll have to pull it out and see it again.)

A craft iron is a small iron which doesn't get nearly as hot. You can usually find it in the section of JoAnns where the iron-on patches are. The one I got is about 4 inches long, 3 inches wide and they have an even smaller one on a "wand" handle which is two inches long and one inch wide.

Hope that helps! icon_biggrin.gif

leah_s Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:00pm
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From all the cakes I've seen the transfer sheeted fondant is applied as a strip around the side with a separate top and then a border is applied to hide the seam. The pillow cakes, would have the fondant applied as a top section and a bottom section, then a decorative border to hide the seam.

iamlis Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 2:09pm
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I took a class on this method with Christine Shnee back in March, it is fun, I just have yet to actually use the technique icon_smile.gif Basically you will roll out your fondant on your mat large enough to cover your cake. Lay your whole chocolate sheet (Chocolate side down icon_smile.gif) and then lay a large silpat over the top of that. THEN iron over that until your chocolate has succesfully transfered we rubbed the silpat with our fondant smoothers in between ironong breaks to transfer heat around (that takes a bit of time and patience) remove silpat and slowly remove transfer then peel back fondant and lay it onto your cake. Sounds easy right?? LOL! Good luck!

hammer1 Posted 2 Oct 2008 , 10:50pm
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thanks gals, I knew you all would know the answer. the links were great, now I'll have to try playing when I have the "extra" time.

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