Frozen Buttercream Transfers

Decorating By katboss Updated 6 Apr 2011 , 6:03pm by katboss

katboss Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 4:52pm
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Hi all, Has anyone ever tried doing a FBCT on the sides of a cake???? I am making a "case of beer" cake using Domenics sugar bottles mold and wanted to put some in the "case". I don't have the extra money to go out and buy a printer for the edible images so i was thinking of doing the FBCT method for the sides as well as the top of the cake ( just a little thinner than usual) It is going to be a large cake, close to the actual size of a case of beer. Does anyone think this may work or will it just fall off the sides???
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 5:36pm
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I did one back in Nov on the side of the cake. It worked out fine and stayed on with out a problem.

pmarks0 Posted 24 Mar 2011 , 5:53pm
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I've never done an FBCT on the side of a cake. But if you want to use edible images, you could try your local grocery store and see if they'll print them for you.

JoAnnBR Posted 27 Mar 2011 , 2:35am
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I do this all the time. I only use Italian buttercream. I print a mirror of the image I need to copy, tape it on a sheet pan and tape a square of plastic wrap over the image. Make sure the plastic wrap is taut. I then pipe the image (if it's multicolored, pipe the outlines first and work backwards). I leave mine at room temp, remove the plastic wrap from the sheet pan and carefully place the plastic on the side of the chilled cake. I go over the plastic wrap with a Q-tip to be certain it is making good contact with the cake. Then put he cake in the fridge to let the frosting harden. In a few minutes, peel the plastic wrap off and the image is on the sides of the cake. If it's a large image for the top of the cake, I have to get a helper to assist in placing it evenly on the cake.

katboss Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 6:03pm
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thanks so much for the info! cake is not due til may, maybe i'll try a "practice" cake first icon_wink.gif

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