Okay... so I've done FBCTs in the past with success, but I am now wondering if it's possible to make a buttercream transfer collar (like a chocolate collar) and apply it BEFORE you freeze it so it can be wrapped around a round cake?
I have a whimsical/topsy turvy cake on the docket for May and they don't want me to use fondant. I like really smooth finishes and that seems like it would be hard to achieve with straight piping of design.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts, suggestions, etc!
I think it will work. But I would definitely make a small cake and test run it.
Will you have freezer room for the cake you plan to do? In theory it sounds like it would work. I recently did a FBCT on the side of a cake and had to put the whole thing in the freezer since the transfer wouldn't release before it thawed. You know days where everything goes wrong? That was that day.
After some time in the freezer it came out just fine.
I do agree test it out with a smaller cake.
Yes you can.
Just make sure the cake you are applying the collar to is well chilled before and freeze it after - like texas sugar said. I used parchment paper and freezing the cake made for a cleaner removal of the parchment paper.