I'm glad people are enjoying the tutorial! It's always fun to learn something new I think.
Originally Posted by CakesMyHobby
Thanks so much for this tutorial! I am going to be making my daughters 2nd b-day cake this weekend! I am so glad I found this now, so I can create the RIT this evening and have it be dried enough by Monday!
One question though...will a plain box mix cake be strong enough to support the RIT (I plan on sticking in the cake like you showed with Hello Kitty). My RIT will be Dorothy the Dinosaur and will probably be about the same size you showed. Should I docotr the cake mix to make it a bit sturdier?
I'll post pics as I go along!
I guess it depends on the size (weight) of the transfer. I usually put a drinking straw in the cake, fill it with RI and place the stick that the transfer is on into the RI-filled straw. It feels "safer", so I don't have to worry about the transfers leaning their way out of the cake, although I don't really think they will especially now that I use ganache under my fondant.
If you have a fondant covered cake, put the transfer stick in (even without a straw) and secure it with a little RI I think you will be ok. A small transfer doesn't weigh much. But I still recommend the straw, especially to make you feel less nervous