Bct - Outline

Decorating By Beecharmer Updated 20 Sep 2005 , 2:12am by Beecharmer

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Beecharmer Posted 19 Sep 2005 , 11:01pm
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I was reading the directions on the BCT article. It said to buy Wilton Black or Von's fudge for the outline. Well, we don't have a Vons, so I looked for Wilton black. All I could find was Wilton Black Gel and Wilton chocolate icing. Which should I use, or is there another kind that I can't find???? icon_confused.gif

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montanakate Posted 19 Sep 2005 , 11:05pm
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When I've needed black for an outline I have either made mine from a chocolate base of just buy a tube of whatever brand they have at the store. I don't think the brand is that important, but I very well could be wrong on that. Hopefully someone else has some opinions

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peg818 Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 12:51am
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I just use the same icing as the transfer.

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kendraanne Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 1:06am
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I did my first BCT this weekend and used the Wilton Class Buttercream recipe - but the chocolate version (with cocoa). I added a little black coloring to that and it worked great for the outline of my transfer!

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NEWTODECORATING Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 1:35am
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I just tint some of my icing black and use it. I had one bad experience with the outline sticking to the paper with a tube icing. If you do this I suggest a little crisco on the paper first.

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alimonkey Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 1:56am
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I use the Wilton class buttercream, usually without the chocolate, unless you need a whole lot. If you just need black for your BCT, you probably won't need more than 1/4 cup, no more than 1/2 cup for sure. I haven't had any problem coloring my white icing black when it's a small amount like that. Once I get to a dark grey, I stop, and it will usually turn out black after sitting a while.

My main recommendation on BC recipe is to use one with some butter in it. Butter freezes harder and will come off the wax paper easier than an all shortening recipe.


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Kos Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 2:04am
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Don't use the gel, whatever you do. It doesn't freeze and it won't lift off the paper with the rest of the transfer.

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Beecharmer Posted 20 Sep 2005 , 2:12am
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Thanks guys,

Since this is my first paid cake, I really want it to turn out nice. I will just tint some of the icing black as suggested.

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