Nixs247 Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 11:07am
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Hi Everyone!

 

I feel that I am in safe hands and await your advice and tips with my dilemma.

 

Here's my question and it might be a silly one at that!

 

How do I create a pattern to then transfer/imprint/replicate onto the tops of my cakes as in border/sides of my cakes if that makes sense?

 

I would like the pattern to be finished off with Royal Icing...

 

Thank you all in advance

 

Nixs:o)

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BakingIrene Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 2:32pm
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Collect a set of small cutters--cookie cutters and flower/leaf cutters for making gumpaste flowers.  These will provide good outlines that you then pipe over with any design.

 

The traditional method is to make a paper pattern and prick through with a sterile needle to firm a similar outline.  Look at www.wilton.com there is a button on the left side called "pattern locator" which links to thousands of patterns of all themes. You can search by theme or browse a specific book.

arlenej Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 3:03pm
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Start with the Wilton Pattern Presses . Then you can check on You Tube for more help.

kakeladi Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 9:39pm
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For writing if you don't want to invest in presses, print out what you want to write, turn it over and write backwards (trace over what was writen on the right side) using royal icing.  Let it dry an hour (or more) then press that into crusted b'cream or fondant.  Now you have an imprint you can pipe over.

Nixs247 Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 9:44pm
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Many thanks to YOU both! I have some praticising to do asap...lol

 

my next dilema is how to get my Royal Icing either Gold or Silver if I can avoid painting with dust & alcohol onto the dried piped icing.

 

Hmmmm?

DeniseNH Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 9:52pm
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Good luck with that one.  Dry dust goes all over the place so that's why you have to mix metallic dusts with alcohol and paint it on.  Pre-coloring your royal before hand eliminates a lot of fussy painting.  In other words color your royal light gray before painting with silver and yellow before painting with gold.  That way all you have to do is touch the  brush to the outer edges of the royal and the whole thing will look painted.  Sort of fools the eye.

Nixs247 Posted 18 Nov 2012 , 9:54pm
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Originally Posted by kakeladi 

For writing if you don't want to invest in presses, print out what you want to write, turn it over and write backwards (trace over what was writen on the right side) using royal icing.  Let it dry an hour (or more) then press that into crusted b'cream or fondant.  Now you have an imprint you can pipe over.

Coool....Thanking You Also

jiya11 Posted 20 Nov 2012 , 2:51am
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Originally Posted by Nixs247 

Hi Everyone!

 

I feel that I am in safe hands and await your advice and tips with my dilemma.

 

Here's my question and it might be a silly one at that!

 

How do I create a pattern to then transfer/imprint/replicate onto the tops of my cakes as in border/sides of my cakes if that makes sense?

 

I would like the pattern to be finished off with Royal Icing...

 

Thank you all in advance

 

Nixs:o)


I have done a pattern transfer using piping gel and wax paper. Tint the piping gel with any food color and fill it up in a piping bag. Trace the mirror image of the pattern onto a wax paper using the piping gel. Then invert the wax paper carefully onto the cake where you want the pattern and using your fingertip, smooth over the piping gel. Once you peel off the wax paper, there would be the outline on your cake left with piping gel. Then you can use that as a guide. Hope that makes sense :D

Nixs247 Posted 20 Nov 2012 , 6:16pm
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Originally Posted by jiya11 


I have done a pattern transfer using piping gel and wax paper. Tint the piping gel with any food color and fill it up in a piping bag. Trace the mirror image of the pattern onto a wax paper using the piping gel. Then invert the wax paper carefully onto the cake where you want the pattern and using your fingertip, smooth over the piping gel. Once you peel off the wax paper, there would be the outline on your cake left with piping gel. Then you can use that as a guide. Hope that makes sense :D


Many Thanks Jiya11 for your post will try this out over the weekend....eveyone here has been soooo informative!

 

:o)

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