How Did She Do It?

Decorating By princesscatt Updated 25 Aug 2010 , 8:56pm by imagenthatnj

princesscatt Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 10:39pm
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Any ideas on how the person that made these fondant toppers got the faces so perfect??

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princesscatt Posted 22 Aug 2010 , 10:40pm
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Sorry..here is the pic.

yums Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 1:48pm
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There is still no photo posted.

Loucinda Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 2:56pm
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Still no pic, but I know there is a mold for making faces, maybe that was used?

princesscatt Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 12:41am
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ok, here we go again. having trouble attaching

princesscatt Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 12:47am
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why can't i post the picture????? ahahahhahaha! i select add attachment, then find my pic then select add attachment again and then submit?

dchockeyguy Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 12:54am
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Could you try and just put a link to the picture?

princesscatt Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 1:22am
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7yyrt Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 1:57am
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Here's a large picture. http://www.katiskupcakes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/DSC03165.jpg
Looks like hand cut fondant.

sugarLOVEbySierra Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:09am
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Hi! I'm new here... actually, this is my first post.. anyways, I agree it does look like hand cut fondant.. the decorator has talent!! You probably could take a tracing paper and trace it on with edible markers? Very cute! haha.. this would be very time consuming to make a bunch for a party!

millermom Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:18am
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I wonder if she used edible images and then cut out around them icon_confused.gificon_confused.gif

grandmomof1 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:22am
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I thought it looked like the images were copied onto icing sheets too.

Rylan Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 1:08pm
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It seems like the person did a technique similar to using patchwork cutters. They probably have a template they used to cut out differnt parts of the face and finished the details using edible pens or just painted on.

lanana Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:22pm
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you can get a picture of whatever you want to copy and cut it apart like a parch cutter: hair is one part, face is the other etc. then you attach them using edible glue is also a good idea not to do it all flat but to give some bi dimensional look to the figure: face flat , but then hair thicker. This technique can be done also on cakes

http://www.cakebymechy.com/bidi.htm

love2makecakes Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:28pm
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cutouts using the cricut then painted on faces???

WykdGud Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:30pm
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My guess would be that she used graphite paper to trace the images onto the fondant, and then colored them in. Ruth Rickey taught a class on this technique at Cake Camp a couple of years ago.

tiggy2 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 2:38pm
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The silhouette has a print and cut feature you could use then put the lines in with fondant tools, however you would need and EI printer also. Linda McClure has a silhouette DVD that walks you through the process. She also sells the silhouette at a discounted price and the DVD comes with it.

Win Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by lanana

you can get a picture of whatever you want to copy and cut it apart like a parch cutter: hair is one part, face is the other etc. then you attach them using edible glue is also a good idea not to do it all flat but to give some bi dimensional look to the figure: face flat , but then hair thicker. This technique can be done also on cakes

http://www.cakebymechy.com/bidi.htm




I would say this is EXACTLY what the person did. You can see the roughness in the cuts made for the faces, etc. It's an easy process, but I'd agree that I'd use more dimension for hair, etc. The rest is done, as Rylan suggested, with probable food color markers.

leightorres Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 4:07pm
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Yeah seems to me she probably just printed out pictures of the images, cut apart the pics to use as a template and then used that to cut around for the face, hair, etc. Then just good old artistic talent and a steady hand to draw the faces with markers.

That's exactly what I did here

http://www.cakehero.com/2009/08/zebra-cake.html

and here

http://www.cakehero.com/2009/06/new-jersey-cake.html

Some with better results than others! Haha.

shalini1 Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:00pm
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looks like buttercream transfer. You reverse the pic, fill in appropriate colour with BC then flip and press (sorry my explanations on this one isn't very good) but that's the closest thing I see it to - buttercream transfer

luddroth Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:08pm
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Unless she ordered the images from a licensed Disney supplier, she's asking to be nailed by the Disney copyright protectors! She's selling them as Disney princesses -- without a license, she is very vulnerable.

Win Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by luddroth

Unless she ordered the images from a licensed Disney supplier, she's asking to be nailed by the Disney copyright protectors! She's selling them as Disney princesses -- without a license, she is very vulnerable.




Thought the same thing myself --especially since she has them posted on her website! icon_rolleyes.gif

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looks like buttercream transfer. You reverse the pic, fill in appropriate colour with BC then flip and press (sorry my explanations on this one isn't very good) but that's the closest thing I see it to - buttercream transfer
leightorres




Definitely not fcbt...

Ladiesofthehouse Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:42pm
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It is a pretty simple process... here is a picture of a cake I did using this technique.

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1696042

First get a color picture, make copies. Lay copy over fondant, cut one color with exacto knife. Move to next color of fondant, cut that part with exacto knife. Go back to original picture, lay fondant parts on top and glue together. If you want dimension just cut another part from the same color and lay over the top. If you carefully rub them together you can really make it look realistic. I use gumpaste tools to make lines, muscles, etc.

The faces would simply be drawn on with edible pens or even painted with a small brush.

imagenthatnj Posted 25 Aug 2010 , 8:56pm
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She says that she traces them by hand and cuts them with an X-acto knife. I saw that she had an interview with a magazine and she has a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Painting. Ultimately, you just need an X-acto knife and lots of patience...and a few edible markers.

http://www.katiskupcakes.com/2010/05/sesame-street-cupcake-tower/

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