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IrishTorte Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 2:00am
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I'm making a spiderman cake for my sons birthday and cannot free hand spiderman on the cake. I've tried making color flow but I swear that it's way too thick *following the exact recipe* and I notice that I have problems making small details with it. I've also tried to do a piping transfer but cannot see it. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions or ideas of what method is best for this? bct, color flow * maybe I'm doing something wrong*, maybe I'm piping wrong? No clue, I'm getting a little discouraged at this point though so any input would be appreciated icon_smile.gif

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letsgetcaking Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 2:38am
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I did an image transfer of Spiderman last year using royal icing. Here's a link to the cake with a couple of steps shown:

Here's an awesome tutorial that explains the technique. Just scroll down until you can see the images:

Royal icing is easy to make.

This recipe should be good for piping outlines. If it's too thick to pipe, just add a TINY bit of water at a time until it's the consistency you want. After the outline has dried, add more water to your bowl of icing (maybe a tsp. at a time) to thin it out to flow consistency--if you drag a knife through your bowl of icing, it should take about 10 seconds for the line to disappear. If it takes longer--too thick...if it's faster--too thin. Adjust by adding more sugar or water a bit at a time.

I hope that helps. Good luck!

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peaseofcake Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:00am
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Have you tried frozen buttercream transfer? I tried this the other week doing a Miami Dolphins cake and it came out pretty good. I tried to attach it...don't know if it will come through.

I watched this video on youtube...

It might help you out. [/img]

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NatiMF30 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:29am
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I did a Super Sonic cake for my 8 yr old in August and he wanted 4 characters on it. I tried my best to to RITs for this and there was just too much detail and I am not experienced enough. So I broke down and had them printed at my cake store on edible paper. They turned out way sharper than I could've ever made them! You can see the cake in my pictures. All the kids loved it and were fighting over who got a character!

So, sorry I have no other suggestions for doing it yourself. icon_biggrin.gif

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Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 3:38am
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Why not try colored candy melts? I do this all the time and it's a really easy medium to work with. I love that it also hardens enough to handle in about 20 minutes rather than days like RI does. It is also a nice candy treat for the birthday child.

It is the same method as RI, but using candy. I just use a toothpick with the dark black outline to get the details like I did on this Tinkerbell cake I did for a friend. EDIT: it will not let me attach a picture, so here is a link to another forum where I posted the picture:

Here is the site where I learned about this method:

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IrishTorte Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:15pm
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I never thought about RI, that might work too.. I just worry about if it's too think it will run and the detail will be gone and if it's too thick, it wont fill in. Candy melts, now thats a thought! how would I get the candy to keep it's shape without a mold? I have done lots of BCT's but they're always so thick and I need to shave them off, plus I can see the lines of where I went back and forth with the BC, Thanks for the great ideas and links though!! thumbs_up.gif

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IrishTorte Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:18pm
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Mama Mias... love the white chocolate tutorial!! Ty!! I will be giving this a try

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IrishTorte Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 6:24pm
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lets get caking.... everytime I make RI it so so thick and clumpy.. should I not be using my Kitchen Aid Stand Up for this?

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squeaky121603 Posted 13 Oct 2010 , 9:19pm
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Have you ever tried sugar run technique? I love this method and it looks like you hand painted on the cake.


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cncgirl00 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 10:48am
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I hope it's not too late to reply. I also use the candy melts. I just use chocolate ones for the outline and let that set up then added in the colored ones. I just melted the candy melts in a plastic squeeze bottle in the microwave. You can also use parchment cones and fill with the candy melts them microwave. Here's a link to my spidey cake.

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