What's This Technique

Decorating By pieceofcake20 Updated 26 Mar 2009 , 7:49pm by pieceofcake20

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pieceofcake20 Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 4:38pm
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I found this picture and would like to know how the fire engine is made? Does anyone know how I could replicate this technique?

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1235172.html

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QueenOfSweets Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 4:42pm
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This looks like a Frozen Buttercream Transfer (FBCT) to me. There's a great tutorial on how to do this in the Articles section of Cake Central.

Here's a link: http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-How-To-Create-a-Frozen-Buttercream-Transfer.html

HTH!

Edited to add: Sorry for the duplicate post. My computer went nuts and I don't know why it posted twice.

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QueenOfSweets Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 4:42pm
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tx_cupcake Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 4:45pm
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It looks to me like a layered frozen butter cream transfer. Here is a link to a tutorial here at CC:
http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-How-To-Create-a-Frozen-Buttercream-Transfer.html

You can always PM the decorator and ask!

Welcome to CC!

Edited to add: Queenofsweets beat me to the punch! icon_biggrin.gif

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cupcakemkr Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 4:58pm
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looks like they layered fondant to make it more 3-dish. then outlined the last layer with edilbe black marker.

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QueenOfSweets Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:02pm
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Great minds think alike, txcupcake!

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springlakecake Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:07pm
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I think it is fondant too. It says "fondant accents" on the description.

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xinue Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:09pm
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looks like they layered fondant to make it more 3-dish. then outlined the last layer with edilbe black marker.



totally agree.
I usually work with this kind of kids cakes, what I would do is find the shape you want, cut it in fondant, let it dry for a few ours and then paint it with food colors diluted in vodka, then outline with food markers. check my pics.

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icer101 Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:09pm
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yes, it definitely looks like fondant. too smooth for fbct... and the description says.. fondant accents..

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MBHazel Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 5:09pm
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My eyes could be fooling me.... but, it kinda looks like there is still a cake circle (cut to shape) under the transfer. Maybe for a little extra height, or to make the transfer easier.

Hazel

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pieceofcake20 Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 7:25pm
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Thanks. I may try both ways and see which one comes out better. I'm new so I may not be doing something right b/c when I went to pm the decorator, I couldn't click on the button.

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pieceofcake20 Posted 26 Mar 2009 , 7:49pm
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Nevermind! The button works now. Dunno why it didn't earlier???

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