How To Best Go About Putting An Image Onto A Cake??

Decorating By StormyHaze Updated 7 Aug 2011 , 8:19am by bashini

StormyHaze Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 6:08am
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Hello! I was just wondering, what is the best way to go about putting an image onto a cake? Perhaps a printable image? What would one need to do that? Or even icing a detailed or not so very detailed image by hand? What are the techniques?

Ive never really gone past piping gel in cursive, so Im fairly new to the art!

I really appreciate it! icon_redface.gificon_smile.gif

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bashini Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 9:18am
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Hi, I have only used edible images. What I do is, apply a thin layer of shortening on the area you want the image to go on. Then run youe pallete knife under the image and lift it on to the cake with the help of the knife. You still can lift the image and adjust it until you are happy with position.

And here is another video from Planet cake,

http://www.planetcaketeaparty.com.au/video.php?id=5

HTH. icon_smile.gif

Beckydb5 Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 10:10am
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You can always paint on your cake. Just pour a little vodka in a bowl and mix in your favorite color. It doesn't take much vodka, so about a teaspoon or so should be fine. icon_smile.gif

lapazlady Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 11:35am
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An excellent video tutorial, but I wonder about their choice of images.

snocilla Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 11:55am
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Depending on how detailed your picture is, you can do a Frozen Buttercream transfer. Instructions here:
http://cakecentral.com/articles/73/how-to-create-a-frozen-buttercream-transfer

StormyHaze Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 8:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, I have only used edible images. What I do is, apply a thin layer of shortening on the area you want the image to go on. Then run youe pallete knife under the image and lift it on to the cake with the help of the knife. You still can lift the image and adjust it until you are happy with position.

And here is another video from Planet cake,

http://www.planetcaketeaparty.com.au/video.php?id=5

HTH. icon_smile.gif




What is she putting the image onto, fondant?
The cake i would need to put it on is red velvet with creamcheese frosting.
Does this matter?

StormyHaze Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 8:34pm
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Originally Posted by snocilla

Depending on how detailed your picture is, you can do a Frozen Buttercream transfer. Instructions here:
http://cakecentral.com/articles/73/how-to-create-a-frozen-buttercream-transfer



Wooow! I was completly unaware of this technique!

My image is fairly simple. Basically this, but with legs.
http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt215/funny6627_2009/GIR_with_cupcake-761082.jpg

Also, Would you know how long i am able to freeze the image for? If i use this technique im wondering how far in advance i can make the image


Also, the link is dead for the recipe. :[

snocilla Posted 6 Aug 2011 , 11:05pm
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I would think you could freeze it for at least a couple of weeks.

bashini Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 8:19am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by StormyHaze

Quote:
Originally Posted by bashini

Hi, I have only used edible images. What I do is, apply a thin layer of shortening on the area you want the image to go on. Then run youe pallete knife under the image and lift it on to the cake with the help of the knife. You still can lift the image and adjust it until you are happy with position.

And here is another video from Planet cake,

http://www.planetcaketeaparty.com.au/video.php?id=5

HTH. icon_smile.gif



What is she putting the image onto, fondant?
The cake i would need to put it on is red velvet with creamcheese frosting.
Does this matter?




She is putting it on fondant. You can't put the image on bc. I think frozen bc transfer is the way to go. icon_smile.gif

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