Help! Detailed Icing Dilemma.

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MrsFarrell Posted 1 Feb 2020 , 2:42pm
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Help! Detailed Icing Dilemma.I have an enquiry for this cake. I am struggling to think of the best way to achieve the star wars detailing on the side of the cakes. I'm open to all ideas please! Thanks in advance.Help! Detailed Icing Dilemma.

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inthekitchen2 Posted 1 Feb 2020 , 5:46pm
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Maybe use a projector to project the image onto the side of the cake, and use icing to "trace" it.

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kakeladi Posted 2 Feb 2020 , 1:27am
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No projector?   Make a temporary “press” Trace the images found on the internet , turn over trace again then pipe over w/royal icing — let dry  Use as a press on b’cream so you can pipe right on the cake     Be sure to ice the cake with crusting icing & work w/the cake elevated to eye-level 

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kakeladi Posted 2 Feb 2020 , 1:28am
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No projector?   Make a temporary “press” Trace the images found on the internet , turn over trace again then pipe over w/royal icing — let dry  Use as a press on b’cream so you can pipe right on the cake     Be sure to ice the cake with crusting icing & work w/the cake elevated to eye-level 

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kakeladi Posted 2 Feb 2020 , 1:28am
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No projector?   Make a temporary “press” Trace the images found on the internet , turn over trace again then pipe over w/royal icing — let dry  Use as a press on b’cream so you can pipe right on the cake     Be sure to ice the cake with crusting icing & work w/the cake elevated to eye-level 

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Rachel19 Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 8:00am
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Something I do that’s really simple in these situations (usually hand painting monograms and such) is instead of trying to pipe it straight onto the side of the cake, make a thin piece of fondant cut out into the shape.  Then find a good image (preferably with the details white on black or vice versa), if you have a tablet of laptop, raise the brightness to the highest possible and turn of all lights in the room.  Lay the thin fondant over the design and pipe over the details (most tablets have a function that lets you lock the screen so you don’t disturb it while piping).  It’s been a great cheat for me when making intricate crests or calligraphy, which I’m not great at.  You could also print out a photo of it, again in black and white, and trace that through the fondant.

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kakeladi Posted 5 Feb 2020 , 1:40pm
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That’s a great idea Rachel   I’m sure it will help many 

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Feb 2020 , 5:04pm
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SandraSmiley Posted 9 Feb 2020 , 1:17am
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AAtKT Posted 9 Feb 2020 , 12:23pm
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Disney owns Star Wars now... just be careful... 

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SandraSmiley Posted 6 days ago
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