I don't have a projector and I want to get an impression of a color book page on the cake. I copied it mirror image and I read how you can do the wax paper method and outline it in RI. Let it dry, tip it over on cake, press and have a basic pattern. Do any of you do that? And then I want to use the star tip to fill in. Do you do that or the black outline first? Is there a better way?
I know this is so basic, but I've never done it.
Thanks in advance!!
You can do a piping gel transfer too. (google it, there are is a ton of info on it!)
I use a crusting buttercream icing. I just use a #1 tip and my crusting buttercream to make my imprint. Outline first, then fill in with the stars.
If you are filling it in with stars I'd say maybe piping gel transfer.
I would outline it in black and then fill in with the stars from there.
On my pink and black cake in my photos I piped the design in royal icing on the glass from a picture frame then used that to press against the cake. So that is an option as well.
And if you don't want to do stars you can look up the Frozen Buttercream Transfer or Chocolate Transfers or Color Flow/Royal Icing pieces.
Thanks, I'll try these ideas. Scooby Doo on a 4 yr old's cake.
this is great info-could of used it on cake last night must try use it....thanks
what I do is take the picture, lay it on the cake then use a needle and poke through the paper and into the cake, following the design. When done, remove the paper and the design is dotted on the cake. then I use either piping gel or BC to outline/connect the dots and then fill it in. This can be a little time consuming, depending on your design but Ive done it lots so Im pretty quick at it.