I need to transfer a picture of Harry Potter onto a fondant covered cake....can I use a buttercream transfer? If not, what are my other options....I do not have edible frosting sheets or a pritner with edible ink. Any thoughts or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated as I need to have this cake done for tomorrow.
I have not done this, but I sure would give it a try. I don't think there would be any reason why you couldn't. Edible markers are another option, as are "painting" with food color or piping on with RI. Good luck-please let us know how it works out.
Edited to say: You can also make a colorflow or chocolate transfer.
You could always ask a local bakery if they can make you an edible image. I asked at a local grocery store bakery and they printed a sheet for me for $5.
Another option would be to buy rice paper and trace your image with edible ink markers.
Where do you buy rice paper? Can you get it at the craft stores or do you get it online?
You can get it at a cake baking/decorating supply store. I know that Candy Land Crafts is by me, so I get mine there; they also have a website -- www.candylandcrafts.com - and I believe you can order it. Or maybe even a bakery will sell it to you.
Thanks for the tips! I forgot about edible markers........how does rice paper work exactly....after I draw the picture on to the rice paper, would I just place the paper on top of the cake?
Not sure what a colorflow or chocolate transfer is.
of course you can do buttercream on top of fondant. They do it all the time on Ace of Cakes!
I have traced the picture onto parchmant paper, then set the paper on the cake and trace with a sewing wheel. This will leave little dots that you should be able to follow.
You can also do chocolate transfers which I love, but it won't be done by tomorrow.
Once you trace your image on the rice paper, you cut it out, brush the back with a little piping gel - not too much and make sure you get the edges and then just place it on the fondant.