Hi. I have to make a cake for nephew and would like to do a wrestling transfer. Could anyone please explain how exactly I would do this? What type of buttercream would be the best to use? How long to you freeze it and on what? How do you do that actual transfer? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Jenn
There is a tutorial on this site - I haven't done one yet. Hopefully someone will come along with the link - I'm not speedy in finding the tutorials because there are so many!
Thanks I never seem to be able to make the search work correctly.
Go to the "articles" tab on this website, then put in "Frozen Buttercream Transfer" into the search box. The article will come up. It is relatively easy to do, and this article is well written. It should help!
I have trouble with the search, too! I looked in the forums, and under the How Do I forum, I found a sticky note with tutorials. I don't have time to look for the tutorial on this site, but there is a link for one on you tube - here it is:
I just saw this on another thread on making searches easier - go to google and type in FBCT cake central
Here's the link to the article here on cc. HTH!
There is another tutorial (not sure where I saw it) where the FBCT is done on top of a piece of GLASS... this works GREAT because during the process you can check your work. Maybe I can find the link later. (The actual piping is the same as in this video).
But for an idea... these are the basic steps:
First the drawing is taped to the underside of a piece of glass(visible through the glass). Then a piece of wax paper is taped to the top side of the piece of glass. You begin by piping the outlines onto the wax paper. I usually freeze this outline for a few minutes to make it more sturdy. Then you pipe the rest, and finally you pipe a layer on top of it all. During the piping you can check the smoothness or for gaps by carefully moving aside the drawing from the underside of the glass... because then you're actually seeing what will become the top side once finished.
This probably doesn't make much sense... but it really works.
You can also use the poly cutting boards that they sell in the Dollar stores in place of the glass. They are also see-though, but the good thing about using those is that you can put everything into the freezer right on them, unlike the glass, which you most likely would not want to freeze.
Thank you all for all the information. I really like the idea of using glass or poly to see your work!
VickiG...thanks for the tip on freezing the outline to make it more stable! I tried my first transfer a couple of weeks ago on a Georgia Southern University logo and it would have been much cleaner if I had done that first. Thanks for sharing!
you may also want to try the transfer using candy melts, I had a much smoother transfer than the buttercream one I did
Thanks for your help! I have made a few of the FBCT and your post about using a piece of glass is just what I needed.