Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Bunny Cake (Frozen Butter Cream Transfer)

Here is a decorating technique I came across while I was trying to come up with an idea for a Bridal Shower cake I am commissioned to do next week.

It is called Frozen Buttercream Transfer. While it is not a new technique, I was not familiar with it and found it quite interesting.

I am going to post the link for the video as it is easier to watch and the video explains it much better than I could. I found it quite interesting and after viewing the how-to video (by Wilton) I thought I can do that!

Basically what you do is take any picture make a copy of it place it on a board cover it with wax paper or plastic wrap and proceed to color it in with buttercream. Once done you place it in the freezer for at least an hour up to 24 hours. Once frozen you then flip it over and place it on the cake. Its a 3-D effect that is really quite amazing to me. I am pretty pleased with my first attempt. It was really quite easy and believe me if I can do it anyone can do it.

This cake was a practice run. Now I have a picture of the Umbrella I want to make for the bridal shower cake. It's a bit different from all those flowers and stuff I personally find beautiful but same old same old.

Ok here is the link for the how to video and following is the recipe for the Butter cream.

Butter Cream Frosting:

1 cup crisco

3 sticks butter

2 tsps flavoring (vanilla, butter, lemon)

2 pounds confectioners sugar

Cream the butter and shortening well.

Add the flavoring

Slowly add the confectioners sugar

Mix on 8-10 speed for approximately 5-10 minutes for a smooth consistency.

Add more sugar if not stiff enough.

You can then divide the buttercream up and add food coloring (or gel coloring) as your picture or wishes dictates.

This is lots of fun hope you give it a try.

Until tomorrow Eat well Live well

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