Royal Icing Transfer H Elp Regarding The Color Black

Decorating By beemarie Updated 24 Aug 2010 , 7:51pm by fertluv3

beemarie Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 5:56am
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I have a question about RI transfers.
I recently did a Mickey Mouse and outlined his head in black, the ears were black, etc. and the face white.
The black ended up bleeding into the white and made a pink tone near to where the black was.

My question is how do you use black without it bleeding into the white?
Do I need to do the black first and let it sit completely to let it dry before adding the next color, particularly white?

I need to do a hello kitty for a cake th is week, and I see the same problem happening unless I get some great advice here, which I know I can, so thank you in advance!

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sugarshack Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 7:12am
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yes, let the black dry well, maybe even 24 hours. make sure both the black and white are not too "runny". i find the thinner those colors are, the more they tend to bleed.

wendyv123 Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 12:43pm
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I find that Americolor bleeds less than the other brands that I have tried.

DianeLM Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 1:48pm
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Also, if you use Americolor, you won't need much coloring. The color deepens over time, so you could stop adding when you have a charcoal grey.

TexasSugar Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 5:18pm
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I'm with Sharon, you want to let the outline dry when you are doing dark colors.

beemarie Posted 23 Aug 2010 , 6:03pm
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Thank you all, it is very appreciated.
I have used Americolor in the past, and just need to order
more since they don't sell it locally.
I did like it much more than the wilton colors.

Thanks again!

fertluv3 Posted 24 Aug 2010 , 7:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beemarie

Thank you all, it is very appreciated.
I have used Americolor in the past, and just need to order
more since they don't sell it locally.
I did like it much more than the wilton colors.

Thanks again!




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