Best Way To Get Intricate Image On Cake

Decorating By cakesrock Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 6:35pm by TexasSugar

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cakesrock Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:17pm
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I want to get a very intricate image onto a cake (lot of tiny lines). I thought about an edible image, but not sure if that can be done from paper (not a photograph?)
I dont' really want to have it look like it was added on and have to put icing around the image like you do an edible image (or have where I cut it out show). I want it to look part of the cake. This image is not a candidate for transferring with piping gel (too many fine lines).

Oh, the cake is covered in white MMF.

Can anyone suggest other techniques they've had success with icon_smile.gif ? TIA

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Darthburn Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:40pm
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Have it printed on edible paper and glue it to the cake maybe. Hand painting it. FBCT (although you said no gel transfer). That is about the only 2 ways I see to get super detail.

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CakeDiane Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 1:43pm
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Personally I would say the edible image is the way to go--when you stick it to the fondant, you won't necessarily need a border around it--I just did a couple of small ones without borders and they looked fine...depends on what your image is I guess...

the only other thing I've had success with is a chocolate transfer which is great for fine details--but it won't look like part of the cake like you want it to...

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bonnscakesAZ Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 6:52pm
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The edible image should work. It blends very well into the cake if you wet it a little on the back.

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crystal1 Posted 24 Jan 2010 , 7:10pm
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maybe you can try to do a frozen buttercream plaque. i had a friend who had a cake with an intricate design and she did one, it turned out great! her cake was iced in buttercram though, not sure how it will look on mmf. i learned how to do it on this sight.

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TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 4:26pm
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I've done the FBCT with an intricate design, the FFA Emblem. You can see it in my photos. That may be an option for you as well.

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DianeLM Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 5:56pm
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You can make a FBCT to cover the entire top of the cake. That way it will look like it's part of the cake!

TexasSugar - Your FBCT is awesome!

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TexasSugar Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:35pm
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Thank you Diane!

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