Frozen Buttercream Transfer On Side Of Cake? Possible?

Decorating By weidertm24 Updated 28 Oct 2015 , 2:25pm by lisatipperoo

weidertm24 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 2:13am
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I'm making a thomas the train cake and the girl I'm doing it for didn't want fondant so I was like easy just smooth the buttercream. However the design I'm going for has some trees on the bottom tier. Kind of like this. just wondering if this would be possible maybe to lay it on something round once I'm done. Any thoughts, or has anyone done this?

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NanaSandy Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 2:35am
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I am confused as to what you are wanting to do with the Transfer? Where do you want it to go on cake?

weidertm24 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 2:37am
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um.. the trees on the side of the cake. Doing a frozen buttercream transfer of them because I'm not the best at just piping on the cake yet.

kelleym Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 3:00am
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I did one on the side of the cake once, and it was too heavy; it fell off, just peeled right off. I would suggest finding another technique to achieve the look you want. I ended up going with a fondant cutout with details piped in buttercream.

JackieDryden Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 3:01am
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I would think pipping would be easier even if you weren't good-the tree tops would look fluffy if you used a 12 or larger circle tip-

YummyCreations Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 3:24am
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I wouldn't recommend it either. I tried attaching some frozen buttercream transfer banners on the side of a cake only to have them fall right off - not one of my better moments! icon_cry.gif

poohsmomma Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 12:45pm
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You can pipe a tree on the side of the cake. I have done one that you can see here:

You'll have to look at the third pic, not the featured one.

jlcalvert Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 1:20pm
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you can try a royal icing transfer

ljslight Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 2:04pm
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I have put FBT on the side of a cake and it worked just fine.

TexasSugar Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 3:01pm
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Originally Posted by ljslight

I have put FBT on the side of a cake and it worked just fine.

Me too. Though mine wasn't a large one. It was about 4in tall and about 3in wide.

weidertm24 Posted 19 Sep 2011 , 6:21pm
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Hmm maybe I'll just try it and if it doesn't work guess I'll just have to pipe it on there. Guess I should try it at some point. =/

aaabeginner Posted 28 Oct 2015 , 5:28am
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For those of you that did have luck with transferring the frozen buttercream, what would you use to get it to stick to the fondant cake? 

lisatipperoo Posted 28 Oct 2015 , 2:25pm
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I've done this as well. I think your best bet is not too go to large for each section (like stated above: 3" x 3" or 4" x 3") and then be sure to not layer the transfer any thicker than you need to when you make it. The less weight would make it easier. Worked for me. :-)

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