Can someone explain how to do a colorflow on a buttercream cake.
I would need a recipe too.
Side question - How do I get the search feature to work? Would it work if I paid to be a member of the site?
Actually colorflow I don't think would work on a buttercream cake because traditionally colorflow is made with royal icing and putting it on a cake would cause it to break down especially if you put it directly on the cake while it is wet. The search function doesn't have anything to do whether you are a paid member or not the paid membership was to get rid of the adds on the site. If you would like to do a fbct here is the link: http://cakecentral.com/articles/73/how-to-create-a-frozen-buttercream-transfer
If you ever want to do a search it's better to do a google search and click on the advanced search button, (which is on the right hand side under the search button) and put cake central.com to where it says search within a site or domain. I hope that I have made sense.
oh back to colorflow a quick advanced search on google gave me the following results: http://www.google.com/search?q=colorflow+site%3Acakecentral.com&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNSN_en&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=off&tbs=
colorflow recipes: http://www.google.com/search?q=colorflow+site%3Acakecentral.com&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNSN_en&num=10&lr=&ft=i&cr=&safe=off&tbs=#sclient=psy&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&rls=com.microsoft:en-US%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7RNSN_en&source=hp&q=colorflow+recipes&aq=f&aqi=g-s1g-msx1&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=7e7d8e26231a088d
You can put colorflow on a cake once it's dry but I would put a barrier between the buttercream and the colorflow so that the oil won't seep through.
Have you considered using chocolate instead of color flow? You won't have to worry about it melting onto the BC.
When I apply fondant pieces to a "wet" or non-crusting frosting type of cake, I brush the backs with a thin coating of chocolate. It adds a barrier and protects it from absorbing the moisture.
I see, can't do it directly. Bummer!
Thank you for the replies & the search suggestion.
I have read that you can use sugar cubes under the colorflow piece. Place the cubes in the corner and in the middle to support it. Maybe you could even use little pices of fondant to suspend it.