New Here! Question About Flooding...

Decorating By VermiciousKnid Updated 2 Jan 2013 , 6:18pm by VermiciousKnid

VermiciousKnid Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 5:37pm
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Hi everyone! I'm new here. I've been baking for a long time, though.

My sister is turning 7 later this month and I've been asked to make her cake. She asked for a Monster High cake. I plan to do a pink and black cake with the "trademark" skull and MH seal. I was thinking of making them using the flooding technique and then attaching them to the cake after they set.


My question is: Do you think they will hold up and attach well or should I make them some other way? I don't want to use any fondant on this cake at all, so that's not an option.



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Marianna46 Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 5:58pm
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I've had very little success with royal icing transfers: they tend to break when you take the backing off and, if they're not COMPLETELY dry, the just crumble up into nothing. My go-to transfer now is the frozen buttercream transfer (FBCT). When you make this transfer, the visible side is the one that goes next to the waxed paper or plastic wrap. Then you fill in the background, place the whole thing in the freezer until it's good and hard. You then place the transfer on the surface of the iced cake and peel the "backing" off the top. Does this make any sense? Once you've got it on the cake you can add any surface details that you want to pop Hope this helps..

-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:02pm
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flooding would be good


flooding on a cookie would be more secure and you have the extra option of not having to place it flat


maybe that's what you meant, on a cookie 


marzipan would work great if it's not in the can with the fondant


oh and there's the frozen buttercream transfer too

Marianna46 Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:13pm
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Here's a frozen buttercream transfer I did for a cupcake cake a few years ago:



I got the design for this from a much nicer one posted on here by mekaclayton. A friend of my daughter's was having a birthday and when we saw it we realized it looked just like her! It's an FBCT on buttercream - not my best medium! Unfortunately, the colors didn't come across all that well in the photo.


The Bratz image is the transfer and the earrings and pendant were overpiped. The background was actually a different color than the doll's hair, but for some reason they came out the same in the photo. Sorry not to put this in my original post, but this is the first time I've had to look for my own photos since the big change and I couldn't find them right away. Ya learn something new every day!

VermiciousKnid Posted 2 Jan 2013 , 6:18pm
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Thanks! I will do a trial run with the frozen buttercream transfer. If all else fails, a cookie would work. What 7 year old doesn't like a cookie with their cake?

If it's not horribly embaressing, I will post a picture in a couple weeks of the cake when it's done.

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