Learned Important Buttercream Transfer Lesson...

Decorating By gourmetsharon Updated 1 Aug 2011 , 3:49pm by TexasSugar

gourmetsharon Posted 30 Jul 2011 , 11:57pm
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flip your image!

Ugh! Made my 3rd one ever and it was coming out so nice.

went to put on cake.... oh, no!

Making new one now. : P

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klutzy_baker Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 1:49am
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I'm sorry that happened. icon_sad.gif

I've not done FBCT, but I'm positive I would make that same mistake. My guess is at least a few people have done it.

Best of luck for the next one!!

VentureSister Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:06am
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I had that happen. Forgot to reverse the image.
Sorry it happened to you too.
The good news is that once you do that you are super careful not to do it again.

mandyloo Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:35am
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Ugh! I've done that, and on one of the few I've done with writing. I wanted to scream!

gourmetsharon Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:56am
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guess I'm getting extra practice!

it came out pretty well. I need to finish the cake in the morning.

Live and learn!

Sorry to know I'm in good company! LOL!

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 31 Jul 2011 , 2:56am
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Ugh, that would be so frustrating! I have yet to do an FBCT where it matters which way it goes. That is so something I would do though!

TexasSugar Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:06pm
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Been there, done that! With an image that took me 2 hours to pipe (and it was the third time I had done it, over a few years). Second one only took 1.5 hours to pipe.


The above is the (cupcake) cake I had issues with. I did take a picture of the backwards one as well, just don't have it posted on here. The thing that sucked about this one is that when I went to take pictures of this cake I actually dropped my camera on it. Thankfully it only hit the bottom corner of the emblem and I was able to repair.

My SIL is an Ag teacher, and that is who this is from. When I handed this cake over I swore it was the last time I'd be doing that emblem. It so far it has been. icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:22pm
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TexasSugar, you did a GREAT job on that transfer! icon_biggrin.gif

TexasSugar Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:33pm
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Thank you! icon_smile.gif

Looking at the date now, that may not be the exact one I had issues with, because I didn't post all of them on here, but I did do that stupid thing 3 different times on cakes. Like I said, the one I forgot to flip, was the last time.


This is off my facebook page, but it's one I did in 2008, so this was the 'last straw that broke the camels back.'


And this is the backward image.

gourmetsharon Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:43pm
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Thanks for sharing! Makes me feel less stupid.

Yours are beautiful! I am learning. It's the violin in my photo.

Everyone here is such a great source of info and support!

TexasSugar Posted 1 Aug 2011 , 3:49pm
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Nah, don't feel stupid! Happens to all of us.

Like I said that was the third time I'd done that particular one, and I have done many other ones, so you'd think I would have known better. I didn't realize it until I took it out of the freezer to put on the cake. Wanna know what I did when I figured it out? I left the house! I was just like, I gotta get out of here for a while.

Your violin turned out great! icon_smile.gif

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