ive been looking around and im hoping to try the buttercream transfer method on a cake im doing for a friend. ive noticed that most of the sites ive been on, they just transfer it to the top of the cake. can i do it on the side? is there a certain way of doing it or adding something to it to make it stick. i am going to cover the cake in fondant and transfer the buttercream designs onto the sides.
any advice will help
I don't know but have been wondering the same thing. Here's a bump
It works like a charm. I just did it on the side of helmets and had no problems. I hope I know what you are talking about. (You pipe on to plastic wrap and freeze, then transfer to cake, right?) I did pipe a few lines on the back for glue and they did fine.
I did it once (A Hannah Montana cake in my gallery) and it did start to slide down a bit as it started to thaw, I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who knew this though. I may have went a bit too thick on the icing.
I tried to find the directions on how to do the buttercream transfer-- I know I saw it in a forum and they showed where to get it-- when I searched for it--it came up, but the link took me to a recipe-- anyone here help me with how to even do a transfer!
How to do a Frozen Butter Cream Transfer:
Hope this helps!!
I've done it on a tiered baby shower cake in my photos (the one with the kangaroo mama on top). The only thing different that I did, was after piping the transfer, I laid it on top of cardboard that was curved like the pan (this was on a round cake). When it was time to put them on the sides of the cake, I put a couple dots of butter cream on the back side of the transfer then put it on the cake (you don't need to go overboard with it). I didn't have any trouble at all.
Thank you Kay! I want to try it on my next cake!
I did a Jack on the side of my Nightmare cake. the ones that i did not put a border around slid down the side. I dont know if it was the heat or not but next time I'm putting a border on therm.