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post #46 of 121
Thanks for the reply and info, Squirrelly.
I appreciate all your time and patience on this topic.

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icon_smile.gif I really want to thank you for the tips. I think I will use a layer cake and try to make the "chocolate stand-ups" of pooh and a honey pot and such. I never thought of that! Thanks again! I'll let you know how it turned out! Denise
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icon_smile.gif I really want to thank you for the tips. I think I will use a layer cake and try to make the "chocolate stand-ups" of pooh and a honey pot and such. I never thought of that! Thanks again! I'll let you know how it turned out! Denise


And if you want, you can put the cookie stick or popsicle stick on the back. Just place it and pour a little more melted candymelts over the area where the stick is, then if you like, you can stand up a figure on the top of the cake too.
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post #49 of 121
I must say that I LOVE this cake! It is too cute. I would have never thought of using chocolate melts for this. I would like to try this technique but I have a a few questions. How do you get the front of them to shine? After adding the stick, how do you get the back of the transfer smooth? I can't wait to try them. Thank you in advance!! icon_razz.gif
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well, well, squirrelly....... finally I get to see another one of your cakes!!!! This makes, like, only the second one I've seen and of course it is awesome!!! How did I miss this post?? icon_eek.gif

I have to do the Methodist symbol (cross and flame) on a cake this weekend and I was trying to figure out how to incorporate chocolate covered strawberries and now this is it! I can do this in brown and red chocolates, the writing in chocolate and the the choco covered strawberries! Yea! icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks for posting this!!!! Muah!

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Any thoughts on why just regular chocolate chips melted do not work? I tried making spider webs with them and they never did get hard. Thoughts?
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post #51 of 121
Thanks for sharing this! One more thing to add to my list of things to try! I'm not real fond of the frozen buttercream transfer idea, but this chocolate transfer looks like it would be pretty cool... and tasty! icon_lol.gif
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post #52 of 121
I did a chocolate transfer of a baby gorilla today. It was very easy and turned out great. I will post pictures when the cake is done. I really enjoyed using the candy melts (even though I made a big mess). I think this is easier than the FBCT because there is less worry about the design coming out smooth on the front. The only thing I need to tweak is rapping lightly on the counter to release the air bubbles between colors.

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post #53 of 121
ive been wondering about this! thanks for the link!
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I must say that I LOVE this cake! It is too cute. I would have never thought of using chocolate melts for this. I would like to try this technique but I have a a few questions. How do you get the front of them to shine? After adding the stick, how do you get the back of the transfer smooth? I can't wait to try them. Thank you in advance!! icon_razz.gif


Just wanted to say, a good cake pal of mine did her Dora with transfers, she started off doing them in royal but had problems with them and we had suggested the chocolate transfers. She goes by the name of Artlover and was most helpful in pointing me in the right direction to find the pictures when I made my first Dora, this was my second with more characters. The first was inspired by her cake!
They just shine on their own when they harden up. Well to get the back smooth, you do have to rap the transfer on the work surface somewhat but it will rarely be perfect, but you don't see that. i lift the plexiglass slightly and rap it on the table.
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well, well, squirrelly....... finally I get to see another one of your cakes!!!! This makes, like, only the second one I've seen and of course it is awesome!!! How did I miss this post?? icon_eek.gif

I have to do the Methodist symbol (cross and flame) on a cake this weekend and I was trying to figure out how to incorporate chocolate covered strawberries and now this is it! I can do this in brown and red chocolates, the writing in chocolate and the the choco covered strawberries! Yea! icon_biggrin.gif

Thanks for posting this!!!! Muah!

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Any thoughts on why just regular chocolate chips melted do not work? I tried making spider webs with them and they never did get hard. Thoughts?


I have used them to dip strawberries and they worked ok for that but for transfers, no , I would stick to the melted candy melts or tempered chocolate because they often don't set up right.
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post #56 of 121
i love this method - it is especially wonderful when you are using black as black candy doesn't 'bleed' like buttercream does....
post #57 of 121
Well I did the transfer for the cross and flame. Turned out pretty good. Next time I will make sure that I have red cany melts. Went to four different stores and couldn't find red candy melts. Then I thought Valentine's Day, duh???!!?? So, I had to use red Wilton coloring. Thank God the chocolate did not seize up on me.

I made two crosses in case the first one broke or did not turn out as good or as easy as you said (yes, I was skeptical icon_biggrin.gif ) but the first one turned out perfect! Next time I will make perfectly sure there are no are bubbles.

Ignore the crooked top cake. The cake slid forward on the 50 mile car trip but I was able to cover it up with choco cov strawberries.

Thanks again! Will use this technique again without a doubt!

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post #58 of 121
Wow, BJ your cake is AWESOME!
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post #59 of 121
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Gee, this is an elegant cake kiddo, the cross looks good too. But the whole cake is lovely, just enough decoration to make it look classy! Sorry about the cake slide, must have been a cake with some Olympic Spirit, it wanted to do downhill! But like a good decorator, you figured out a way to cover up, haha, isn't that half of cake decorating? It looks so appetizing too, yummy!
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post #60 of 121
Thanks Gail!

Thanks Squirrelly! ~ Good one about the Olympic Spirit. icon_lol.gif I would give this one a Silver.

I cut my support dowels too tall. The upper tier was resting more on the dowels than on the cake. So driving to New Orleans and our wonderful pot holed street here......... I knew it when I placed the dowels but stupid me thought it would be "ok"!! icon_redface.gif When will I learn...... ugh.

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