Frozen buttercream transfers are pretty easy to do and end with impressive results! I've been so happy with my recent featured instructables that I decided to dedicate this on to the instructables robot! Woo!
Step 1: Materials!
I use the classic Wilton Buttercream recipe: http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Buttercream-Icing
Okay, so you’ll need at least two frosting colors, depending on your design. I recommend gel colors or good high quality liquid colors like Americolors.
You’ll need a frosting bag for each color of frosting and several sizes of round icing tips.
You’ll need a picture that you want to turn into a transfer and a piece of wax paper or parchment paper. Also some tape.
Step 2: Preparation
Next, tape your picture to the counter and then tape the wax or parchment paper over top of that. This is so that they don't slip around while you try to trace the picture.
Step 3: Tracing the Outline
Step 4: Filling in the Color
Step 5: Letting the Icing Set Up
Find yourself a flat spot in the freezer to stash this thing. Like this box of waffles. Totally perfect. (and delicious. Does anyone else totally want waffles now?)
Ok! So... let this bad boy set up in the freezer over night. I'm being serious. Like... 8 hours would be great. You want it frozen solid and hard. Seriously.
Step 6: Placing It on the Cake
Anyhow, flip the thing over onto your already iced cake. A little smoothing down with a fondant smoother helps. I don't recommend using your hands, the heat will just melt to the paper.
Now start peeling the paper back veeerrry slowly. Pull back and reveal your picture. If you let it set up over night and get it pressed well against your cake... it should come right off!
Step 7: Closing Notes
Here are some more successful FBCT's I've done!
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