Please Need Help With Ri Plaque/image Making

Decorating By HannahLass Updated 22 May 2009 , 1:34pm by pinkflower1212

HannahLass Posted 19 May 2009 , 4:02pm
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Hi I am still new at this and like to try new things. I want to make an eeyore cake with different images all stood around the cake made out of RI. only im not too sure how to go a bout it. I have the images and I couldn't get wax paper but I found siliconised non stick paper. Can I use that? I get I have to pipe it on and leave it to dry. I'm just wondering on average how long can I expect it to take. are we talking a few days a week or more?
Thank you for your help

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tiggy2 Posted 19 May 2009 , 4:13pm
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Depending on how thick you make it I would think it would dry in a day or so. I've had better luck using clear report covers (acetate) with royal. Once dry it pops right off. Just be sure to make extras because you will have breakage.

HannahLass Posted 20 May 2009 , 8:24am
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Ahh I had never thought about using them. I think I will have to take a trip tonight to pick some up. Thankyou Tiggy!

tiggy2 Posted 20 May 2009 , 1:39pm
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You're welcome!

pinkflower1212 Posted 20 May 2009 , 2:09pm
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What an awesome Idea! I have some left over from this school year since there is only 2 days left. I don't the kids would mind. Thanks so much - now I don't have to ask about this!

TexasSugar Posted 20 May 2009 , 8:54pm
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I love using plastic page protectors for them. They pop off very easily. You can as do them on parchment paper, wax paper and plastic wrap.

How long it takes to dry will depend on the size of the piece. I'd give them a good two days at least to dry, because the weather can factor in. If it is really humid it will take longer. If you have time to do them a week in advance and want to, that is fine. Just leave them on the board until you are ready for them.

If you end up doing something last minute, I'm bad about this. You can also quick dry it in the oven. Place your piece in the oven with just the oven light on. It will usually take 12+ hours in the oven if not more.

Now if you use the oven make sure you put a stick note on the oven knob to remind yourself and anyone else that there is something in there and not to turn it on.

Also you can make what they call puddles. This is where you just pipe dots off to the side of your piece with your thinned down icing. The point of these is you can pick them off the board to see if they are dry underneath. If they are your piece should be as well. So it is a way to tell if your piece is dry with out messing it up if it is not.

pinkflower1212 Posted 21 May 2009 , 2:23am
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ok, I did my RI plaque for my preschool teacher appreation cake tomorrow (nothing like waiting until the last minute icon_smile.gif ) SO is it suppose to crack while drying? Never did one of these before, but one of the decorations is cracking as it is drying. detective.gif
just wondering, not wanting to hijack the thread.

TexasSugar Posted 21 May 2009 , 3:28am
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I've never had one crack. Did you pipe it and keep it on a hard surface?

pinkflower1212 Posted 21 May 2009 , 5:12am
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I did them on the counter on a report cover, and then I had to slide them over to a cookie sheet so that I could make more. I think that is what did it. I also put them in the oven at 170 degrees for 10 minutes and then shut the oven off. The RI decorations stayed in the oven until it was cooled. Plastic didn't melt, and my plaque / decorations are dry! Woohoo, I can finish the cake tonight! TY for your help I love this technique icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:31am
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I always tape the plastic page protector to a piece of cardboard, that way they stay flat when moving them around.

Glad they worked out for you!!

sherik Posted 22 May 2009 , 3:50am
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I live in Georgia and it can get very humid so I use color flow when the weather will be too humid to insure RI pieces don't crumble before the cake is served.

pinkflower1212 Posted 22 May 2009 , 1:34pm
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Originally Posted by sherik

I live in Georgia and it can get very humid so I use color flow when the weather will be too humid to insure RI pieces don't crumble before the cake is served.

What is color flow? detective.gif

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