hrmcknight Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 7:02pm
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Hello! This is my first post in this forum so here it goes. I use the FBCT method alot. When I search this site for ideas (example Hello Kitty) I notice that some of the images are done in fondant. I'm guessing they're called fondant appliques?? They look so clean & neat I would love to know how to do this. I do alot of cakes using images I find online but I would love to know how to make these images using fondant. Can anyone tell me please???? icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 8:44pm
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Can you post a link to one of the cake pictures you are talking about?

hrmcknight Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 9:09pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/424763

I'll see if i can find another one too

cs_confections Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 9:29pm
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For an image like that, I would take an internet image or page from a coloring book and make a template. Then place the cornstarched template on rolled out fondant and use an exacto knife or pastry cutter (depending on what size/shape I'm cutting) to cut around the template, cutting out the design. If I need to put pieces together or layer, I make a few templates, one per layer or section of the design.

hrmcknight Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 9:32pm
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I kinda figured that is what you would have to do, is make a template. But that could get pretty tedious.

cs_confections Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 9:37pm
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Originally Posted by hrmcknight

I kinda figured that is what you would have to do, is make a template. But that could get pretty tedious.




Most I've done end up being pretty easy. To be safe, I make sure I make them well ahead of time and store them in a labeled ziplock bag. Also, if it's something small/detailed and I'm worried about cutting or ruining the template when using it to cut the fondant, I make extras.

hrmcknight Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 11:03pm
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I've also never tried a RIT or a color flow transfer. But I was wondering how would something like that do laying on a BC cake. Would the BC cause is to break down?

LisaPeps Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 11:36pm
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Tutorial here:

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/06/making-fondant-cutouts-kai-lan-and.html

hrmcknight Posted 23 Jun 2011 , 2:54am
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Thank You!!! That tutorial is SOOOOO helpful! thumbs_up.gif

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