Silhouettes On A Cake

Decorating By cakesage Updated 7 Feb 2010 , 3:42pm by JulieMN

cakesage Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 3:02am
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I love silhouettes. Does anyone have any techniques on applying silhouettes on a cake? Is it better or easier to draw them on fondant or on a sugar gumpaste plaque? Or to use a stencil? Any suggestions or guidance is highly appreciated. Thanks so much.

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JanH Posted 3 Feb 2010 , 6:19am
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chilz822 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:11am
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I used edible images on my ballet cake but my next ones will be cut on the Cricut

tatorchip Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:16am
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Originally Posted by chilz822

I used edible images on my ballet cake but my next ones will be cut on the Cricut





can you let me know where you get your silhouettes for the cricut. I know how to change them with surecutsalot but can't fine many to change. I googled and only got a few. TIA

alene Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 4:17am
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I love doing silhouettes. I've always done a royal icing transfer.

tatorchip Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 7:41am
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chilz822, thank you so much, you are so kind to help out

chilz822 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 7:45am
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No prob, anytime!

rcolson13 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 1:01pm
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Originally Posted by chilz822

I used edible images on my ballet cake but my next ones will be cut on the Cricut




I've seen info on Cricuts alot recently. Is Cricut a technique or a tool?

chilz822 Posted 5 Feb 2010 , 3:15pm
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Cricut is a tool primarily used by scrapbookers for shape cutting on cardstock and papers. Thanks to ingenius folks like Linda McClure, they have figured out how to use it to cut gumpaste and fondant.

Go to youtube and search the word Cricut and you'll see many videos showing the machine in action. There is also a Cricut made specifically for cakes coming in April...

JCE62108 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 1:30am
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Ive got this same issuse coming up this weekend! Glad you posted it. Except my silouettes are going to be rather small and detailed.

Dont mean to hijack the thread, but does anyone know which method of transfer would be best suited for an image with fine details going on the side of a cake? This is the image Im using. Not the whole image, just about 6 dancers or so, but they are going to be in black like a silouette on the cake.
LL

JCE62108 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 1:37am
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This is the cake idea
LL

myslady Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 2:53am
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make a template and hand cut the out of black fondant/gumpaste with an x-acto knife once you get started, it should get easier.

JustToEatCake Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:37pm
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The fishing silhouette in my pictures, the fishing one I did in gumpaste. It's actually sitting in front of the setting sun. I tried doing it in fondant but it didn't get firm enough. I attached lollipop sticks to the back with a strip of the same colored gumpaste and tylose glue.

JulieMN Posted 7 Feb 2010 , 3:42pm
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thanks for all the links....

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