Picture On Top Of Cake

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shejoc Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 4:54pm
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I have a cake I need to do to serve approx 50ppl. They want 1 layer 1/2 chocolate 1/2 white so i'll do 2 cakes & just join in middle with icing.

My problem is they want a picture of Classic Winnie the Pooh and the top. I want to do something prestty, not an outline and then filled in with stars - it's a bit junior. I need to have cake ready by Friday AM...YIKES!!

Any ideas of best way to put picutre on?? I've heard of colour flow or flooding but don't really know what they are or what's the best way to go...HELP!!!

I going to check at the local grocery store tonight and see if I bring a picture in if they will print it as they offer it on their cakes, but I'm not sure they will. If they will - how to I attach it to my cake??


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adven68 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:17pm
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There is a great step-by-step here...

it just happens to be a Pooh photo...

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vitade Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 12:38pm
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the Frozen Buttercream Transfer is great! You could also do a colorflow it would look great but that takes quite a while to fully dry. I don't think a grocery store will copy if it's copyright material.


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Bubbles Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 12:46pm
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The grocery store will not print the picture because of copy right laws. Unless you get someone who doesn't care - but I doubt that.

I have never done a frozen buttercream transfer, but allot of people on this site have and they come out beautiful.

I have done the color flo design, and it takes a few days to dry. I have also read that you can do the same thing with royal icing - thinned out. It is not suppose to take so long to dry.

You could also try it with a chocolate transfer. Good luck.

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mcginnis Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 5:57pm
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It's true that you probably won't get the grocery store to transfer the poohbear picture for you, however, they may sell you a blank transfer sheet if you don't have any.
Depending on how artist you are, you can draw a picture of the size poohbear you want, or find a good traceable one in a coloring book or something like that.
Then just trace the picture onto the the transfer sheet, "frosting sheet", with food coloring pens and then fill it in with gels.
This is how I do the majority of my cakes and I just love these sheets! (I use to draw the picture on the cake with a tootpick before I discovered them!) They were the answer to my prayers!
I order them through the company called Kopykake.
Good Luck to you!

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vitade Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 7:55pm
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Do you you mean like an edible image?


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Bubbles Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 7:57pm
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I had never thought of actually drawing on the frosting sheet. What a cool idea. I would love to see how they turn out.

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midge Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 6:45pm
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Could someone explain to me what technique is used to put the colors in the outlined figure. I looked at the step by step instructions and it looks like it is filled in with a spatula. Do you fill in with a star tip. I guess I'm just confused how to fill in your colors with the icing once the outline is done.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a baby's birthday cake and they want a Dora cake and I thought this might be a good way to do it.

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Fishercakes Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 6:55pm
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Generally, I will print out the pics, make a stencil of them, transfer to the cake and then fill with frosting.

Actually I print the picture on a sturdy piece of paper, a little thicker than copy paper, (I have actually used just regular copy paper also but the stencil is generally ruined after one use), and then I take an Exacto knife or razor blade and cut out the details that I want to show on the cake. I then place the stencil on the cake and use a needle to lightly "draw" the picture into the frosting after it has crusted. I use a needle because it is much smaller than a toothpick. Then just fill in with icing.

Here is a pic of a cake that I used this technique on. Everyone was very impressed as these are two local school mascots and they looked just like the ones hanging at the schools.

Hope this helps.

Please post your pic once it is done. Love to see it!

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briansbaker Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 7:30pm
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Here is one I did for practice.. Classic Winnie The Pooh BCT
Next time I will add a bee to the top of his nose.. GOOD LUCK!

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Fishercakes Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 7:44pm
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Briansbaker: I just love the Pooh cake and the bees are great!


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midge Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 9:53pm
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Thank You very much - They are just beautiful, but that is done with a stencil and I wanted to do the frozen buttercream transfer, is it done in the same way just on waxpaper? I thought that was done by tracing the figure onto the waxpaper and then filling it in. That is where I get confused - is it done with stars, or is it brushed in - Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get a grip on this tranfer idea.

I appreciate your help.

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katiecake Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 11:47pm
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fill in with thin icing using small tip or a whole in a parchement bag- then cover the whole thing with your background olour using a spatula- you need to make the whole thing the same thickness or it will be lumpy when you fip it over onto your cake. I froze mine for a couple hours between colours cause the black outline kept moving- when it was frozen it didnt move as much- had trouble with saran wrap sticking to the plexiglass- could not get it off had to whip the underside with hot water to make it let go- would try wax paper next time and use part butter instead of all crisoc
hope that helps

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midge Posted 12 Aug 2005 , 1:40am
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Thanks so Much - I'll give it a try.

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