Tip Maybe For Painting Image On Cake.....

Decorating By eve81 Updated 3 Sep 2010 , 10:26am by Coral3

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eve81 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:08pm
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ok. forgive me if this is a technique you all use, but I had to paint some detail onto a cake recently and I found a way to give myself an outline on the cake using baking paper. Thought I may as well share in case this might help someone looking to do the same thing.

I had to paint a label for a bottle and was unsure how to do it so I traced the details with a piece of greaseproof paper and a pencil. Then cut out a piece of fondant the size of the label then I placed the copied image over the fondant and retraced the image with just enough pressure that it made an impression on the fondant without tearing the paper. Then I removed the paper and rubbed some cornflour over the fondant to bring out the image for me to paint it.
Does that make sense?

Like I said, I've held off posting about this in case I look silly because it could be something you do all the time icon_rolleyes.gif but even if it helps one newcomer then I dont mind thumbs_up.gif

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cakesnglass Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:16pm
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Great tip, thanks icon_smile.gif

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Marianna46 Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:22pm
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No, eve81, this is not a technique everybody uses! Thanks for passing it on. I'm anxious to try it! I think this would work great, especially for simple designs like lettering and logos, which are two things I almost always avoid because they look so awful when I do them.

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808hedda Posted 2 Sep 2010 , 10:26pm
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me too. Thanks for the tip. icon_biggrin.gif

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tesso Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 4:28am
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that is an excellent idea and thank you for sharing it. thumbs_up.gif

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icer101 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 4:42am
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love the tip. thank you so much. i always save great tips.

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leafO Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 4:49am
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Thanks for the great tip icon_smile.gif

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eve81 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 8:10am
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Great I'm so glad you all think so. icon_smile.gif

Let me know if anyone tries it.

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Coral3 Posted 3 Sep 2010 , 10:26am
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I didn't know that one...am shelving it away in my cake-brain for future use! Thanks.

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