Harry Potter Cake... Edible Images Perhaps? Help! Ohio

Decorating By rissi7426 Updated 13 Jul 2011 , 6:32pm by cakegroove

rissi7426 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:07am
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Hi! I am trying to make a harry potter cake for thursday...Yes, I realize that this is totally last minute, but I only just thought of this a few hours ago...I would like to make some sort of harry potter cake...I am definitely more of a beginner since I haven't done any special or more elaborate cakes in years and even that wasn't that amazing...lol...anyhow. I really just wanted to do a red velvet cake with an edible harry potter image, but no bakery or store will print one up for me because of the licensing issue. Any thoughts on what I could do? Or any cool H.P related cakes I could make...if they are a bit more complicated i don't mind trying them...I'm sure I could always get some help from my friend if needed! Any ideas at all are welcome! we will proceed from there. Thanks so much in advance

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augurey Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:21am
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What about a frozen buttercream transfer?

I was thinking about doing one of these just for fun for Thursday/Friday. It'll give me a reason to practice my frozen buttercream transfer.

There also might be some kits out there that gives you HP toppers -- such as the Quidditch ones?

terrylee Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:39am
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You can do the edible sheet..I had a local cake supply shop print mine...the didn't even question it. I just took a printed copy of the book cover (that I had printed) and they copied it for me. I don't know if that wrong or not. I've seen several other cake with the same cover on them... or you could print it yourself onto edible paper and put a fondant backing on it and then put it on the cake...that way the printed picture is not touching the cake.

rissi7426 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 1:41am
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frozen buttercream transfer? I am not going to lie...I have never heard of such a thing? Is it fairly simple?

scp1127 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 4:49am
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The book cover would be an infringement.

rissi7426 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 5:01am
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I'm just making this for myself and friends...it's not being sold. I don't think that would really make it a copyright infringement if I'm not making a profit?

scp1127 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 5:38am
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There are so many posts on this subject. The infringement has nothing to do with compensation. It is still a violation.

JanH Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 6:19am
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Originally Posted by rissi7426

frozen buttercream transfer? I am not going to lie...I have never heard of such a thing? Is it fairly simple?

CC Article on Frozen Buttercream Transfers:


Other tutorials:



FBCT videos:



cakegroove Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 4:00pm
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I'm sure you could find an edible image on line to purchase

rissi7426 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 5:54pm
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JanH thanks for those links...I looked it up yesterday too. i do vaguely remember seeing my grandmother do this few years ago. It is definitely something I want to try!

rissi7426 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 5:57pm
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cakegroove...you can buy them just unable to get them in time.

I think I am just going to do a fondant book cake...But I am feeling very lazy and am short on time so I think I am just going buy the fondant. Lol...I have never used store bought fondant though, any thoughts on it? any specific brands that are better?

cakegroove Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 6:13pm
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I prefer Satin Ice. Easy to work with and tastes better

rissi7426 Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 6:29pm
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where can i get that? michaels?

cakegroove Posted 13 Jul 2011 , 6:32pm
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Maybe? I have a cake supply store I buy my cake supplies from. I think Hobby Lobby & Michaels cater to Wilton mostly, which I will only use their products in a pinch.

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