I Give Up...i Need Help!

Decorating By drewsmommy Updated 23 Oct 2009 , 5:09pm by tootie0809

drewsmommy Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:26pm
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I've been asked to do a 40th birthday cake to look like a concert t-shirt. She wants a 1/2 sheet, all buttercream, no fondant. Black shirt, white lettering. She wants the Cheap Trick lettering, but would like it to say "Happy Birthday" instead.

I'm thinking the easiest way would be to do a FBCT, but since I've never done one of those before, can anyone tell me if it seems doable? My concern is there are so many spaces and voids in there. It seems to me that sort of compromises the integrity icon_confused.gif. Are they generally sturdy enough to hold up for transfer? If not, can anyone think of another option?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

This is what she wants it to look like:
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__Jamie__ Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:28pm
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Do you have an airbrush? This would be so easy to do by cutting the letters out, "gluing" them down with a bit of crisco on white fondant and hitting it with your airbrush. Bing bang done.

__Jamie__ Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:28pm
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Oh nevermind...I see buttercream. On a crusting BC maybe.

sadsmile Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:41pm
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FBCT will work. Do the lettering first then fill in the rest so it is one solid sheet and cover the top of the cake with it.

KHalstead Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:42pm
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you could do it as a fbct........what I would do is do the fbct of the whole top of the cake.......only issue here is that the whole thing is gonna be black. I would try and talk your friend into fondant or if you have an airbrush go that route, otherwise everyone's mouth will turn funky colors!

sadsmile Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:44pm
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LOL a black mouth and grey teeth- that is a cheep trick.

__Jamie__ Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:49pm
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

LOL a black mouth and grey teeth- that is a cheep trick.




((snort snort)) icon_lol.gif

KHalstead Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 4:56pm
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sadsmile...........you're too much!!

tootie0809 Posted 23 Oct 2009 , 5:09pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sadsmile

LOL a black mouth and grey teeth- that is a cheep trick.




That just made me literally laugh out loud!

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