He turned out so cool! You used some nice bright colors...very nice cake.
You did a great job! He's really cute!
Wow love the colors, great cake!!! Well done.
Great job! Isn't that fun?
He is adorable!! Great job!!!!
I wish my first FBCT was as good as yours. Great job!
Great job! I need Squirrelly's directions b/c for the life of me I cannot understand the directions here at CC. I'm dying to try a fbct, but am still too scared to do it.
Smoochiefrog, you can do a search on here. That's how I found it. If you can't find it, I'll look for it later and post it for you.
Don't be scared, I was too, at first, but I figured what the heck and I just gave it a try. Pick a picture witout too much detail for the first one, that's what I did. It's easier that way. Also tried to pick one without too many colors.
Good luck. It's really fun to do.
much better than my first try!
aren't they the funnest?!?!?! love doing these!!!
Very nice job! I love the bright colors too! Don't you love doing FBCT's I think they are great!! The sky's the limit with them!
This might be a crazy question, but I have never done a transfer before. What is the method for doing this, could somebody please give me the readers digest version or send me a link. thank you so much!
Wow! That looks so much better than my first one!!
AWESOME! I can't wait to try this technique...
Awesome cake! You did a great job!
T, you can do it! I was hyper excited after seeing how my first one came out. Look how much better you are already! Just need to give yourself an opportunity to try this technique and you'll do great.
Thanks for the encouragement Sheila. I'll get to it soon, I just don't know when.
I'll do a search for Squirrelly's directions. Thanks!
If someone find Squirrelly's directions could you please post the link? I keep getting error messages every time I do a search.
Those are not the directions I used. I'm going to look for Squirrely's post, it was SUPER helpful!
I'll be back once I find it....
Here is a quote from the post by Squirrelly:
"Just go without about 1/4 inch of colours and top that off when set with some more icing of the colour of the top of your cake.
So I played with the icing until I got the right consistency and here is what worked for me. It also worked just fine for the black outlining, I didn't have to freeze it or dry it before continuing with the other colours. All I did was add black Wilton paste food colouring to a small portion of this icing, no special fudge icing or Wilton black icing ready-made or anything.
So you are going to follow the usual steps. You use a sheet of plexiglass or a board that can go into the freezer. You tape your picture on well. Cover it with waxed paper and tape it well too. I had my brother-in-law get a 16 inch square of plexiglass cut for me, I figure that would be about the biggest size I would ever use for anything, but you can get various sizes cut.
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened, I use salted
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, I used the pure brown, but you will get an ivory tinge to your icing so you can switch to clear (the brown really does not affect any colouring except your white will be more of an ivory, but for eyeballs etc. it isn't noticable)
2 cups of sifted before you measure it out, icing (powdered) sugar
No other liquid and you don't need to dip your spatula in hot water or any of that stuff!
Blend butter on low until softened. Add Criso and continue on low. Add vanilla and continue on low. Add icing sugar, one cup at a time and continue on low until well incorporated. Then colour and apply. I use a tip 3 for outlining and a tip 12 for filling it in. I don't use a coupler in my icing bags for this. You can use parchment bags with just a tip cut off the end or whatever. Let it set for a few minutes and dipping your finger in icing sugar or cornstarch smooth out. When all colours are done and set a bit, smooth out with a spatula and apply your backing and outlining colour. Again smooth out with a spatula, once set. Now I also covered the finished product in parchment paper, then inserted the whole thing in a green unscented garbage bag and froze it overnight. This morning I took it out, flipped it onto parchment, lifted off the waxed paper and then reinserted it with a piece of parchment over it, back on plexiglass and back in freezer as I don't need it until tomorrow. It is solid enough that you don't need the plexiglass on it to re-insert in freezer, I just did because I needed a flat surface as the freezer is pretty full! You could just put it parchment paper and all, into a freezer bag."
They are terrific instructions and I thank her so much for posting them.
Great job! I need Squirrelly's directions b/c for the life of me I cannot understand the directions here at CC. I'm dying to try a fbct, but am still too scarred to do it.
Please do try it! It is really very simple. And the results are amazing.
Great job on your transfer...it looks perfect!
Your transfer is very pretty ...I love doing them