I am definitely not a cake decorator. But I do not like to pay a huge amount of money for a yucky grocery store cake, so I usually attempt to make my kids birthday cakes. I was a little stumped this year, when my four year old wanted a Lightening McQueen cake for his birthday.... for the second year in a row! My friend, Jenifer, who is an INCREDIBLE cake decorator taught me this fun little trick on how to make frosting transfers for your cake. And the best part is you can make ANY image you would like!
Item's Needed for Transfer:
Chipboard, or something flat like a clipboard.
Black and white copy of the image you would like to transfer (You may need to copy a reverse
image of your picture depending on if there is lettering on it. Because you will be making a
Round Cake decorating tips, a smaller one to outline, and a larger one to fill.
Cake decorating bags.
Butter cream frosting, I use THIS RECIPE, it is simple and just the right consistency.
Chocolate fudge frosting (USE STORE BOUGHT) I buy the generic (Western Family) Brand
because it is not as creamy and will outline the best.
Carefully, spread white frosting (or the main color of your cake) over the image you just filled in. Do not panic, this is the back of the image, and you need it a little thicker so it does not crack! Place in the freezer.
My Son loved his Lightening McQueen Cake, and I learned how to make something new. He is already talking about his Lightening McQueen birthday cake for next year--heaven help me!
This really is a simple, easy, and fun way to dress up a cake!
P.S. In case you are wondering this is his 3 year old version of the lightening McQueen cake!
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