Need Help For The Perfect Buttercream To Make A Transfer

Baking By ayerim979 Updated 16 Jun 2008 , 5:07am by SugarMama602

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ayerim979 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 5:05am
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Hello I was wondering if anyone can give me a recipe for buttercream frosting that will hold on top of the cake. Im making a transfer of Abby Caddabi (sesame street) and Im going to stand her up on top of my cake ,there for I need a frosting that will dry/freeze stiff as a board.

Please help. This is my first paying job and I need some tips

Thank you for reading

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cheeseball Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 11:36pm
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Hi there, buttercream is not the medium you want to use for a stand up decoration. Are you familiar with royal icing? For what you're describing, that would probably be your easiest bet - they don't call it baker's cement for nothing! You outline your design in full strength royal icing and fill in your design with thinned down royal icing.

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TexasSugar Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 4:58am
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Royal icing or color flow are piped on wax paper and dry hard so you can stand them up. You can also use candy melts.

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SugarMama602 Posted 16 Jun 2008 , 5:07am
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What is color flow? When would you use it (other than in this instance)?

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