I had to do a Cinderella cake for a birthday. Â The mom picked out a 1/2 sheet cake with Cinderella star piped with buttercream. Â So the cake was a picture of her from the mid chest up. Â Everything looked great, but her face. Â I redid it 3 times and it never was "right". Â The mom still loved it, but I am not happy with it. Â I want to improve. Â I've been searching for any tips or videos on how to do faces in buttercream but have not really found what I'm looking for. Â I'm hoping someone here might be able to give me some pointers. Â Thanks in advance!!
I can only tell you how i do it. I make a copy of whatever image i want to use and blow it up to the size of the cake. then i lay the image on the cake and "stencil" it by following the outlines of each shape, nose, eyes, etc... with a needle or skewer . then pull the image away and have the tracing left behind.Â
i find that whenever an image seems awkward it's because i haven't matched the eyeballs up properly, so i take extra care with the eyes.Â
Frozen buttercream transfer. Â There's a tutorial on here for it.Â http://cakecentral.com/a/how-to-create-a-frozen-buttercream-transfer. hth