Royal Icing Transfers Vrs Fbt

Decorating By RetiredNavyChief Updated 20 Apr 2010 , 7:28pm by RetiredNavyChief

RetiredNavyChief Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:22pm
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Hi all i spent a frustrating night with the FBT, first time or should i say second because the first one was terrible, way to much icing. Then my husband says why cant you do it with royal icing? Can I is it the same technique? It seems it would be easier. Can you fix FBT once on cake?

Any advice. Please help have a cake due on saturday

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KHalstead Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 6:36pm
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you can do it with royal, the only issue is breakage! When a buttercream transfer cracks when you're putting it on the cake, you can still put the broken halves on the cake and butt them up next to eachother and it will thaw and meld together without anyone knowing anything. A royal transfer on the other hand will look like it has a crack down the middle and there isn't much you can do about it.

You can also make them out of colored chocolate or candy melts, dry and hard in 5 minutes!

RetiredNavyChief Posted 20 Apr 2010 , 7:28pm
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thanks for the info, i guess i just need to practice more.

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