This year we decided to do something a little bit different. Abigail wanted to have a Strawberry Shortcake Cake. When I asked her to clarify that she said she wanted both a strawberry shortcake type cake with the Strawberry Shortcake character.
We found a great coloring page that Abi really liked and I started doing some research. I decided to take the coloring picture and make my own frosting transfer. Below is the process for how I did that:
|Start by selecting an image|
|determine what colors of frosting you will need|
|Notice how all the 'details' are covered by the 'fill-in' colors -|
Marion also suggested coating the whole thing
with a white thickening layer to give it more support
I'm not sure this was needed but we did it this time.
PLACE WHOLE THING IN FREEZER
|We baked a regular sheet chocolate sheet cake and topped it with strawberries.|
|Per Abi's request, we made a second sheet cake vanilla/chocolate swirl.|
|Trimmed and frosted the sheet cakes with white frosting.|
|Carefully flip the frozen picture onto the cake |
- centering the best you can.
You can see the one set of balloons 'broke off' -
I just placed them loosely on the cake.
|The picture had alot of 'piping' lines...where you could see|
how I filled the outlines with frosting.
I just took my small scraper and smoothed those out.
|Next I started adding in the details that did not fit on the transfer .|
The pink strawberry dots - the vines - the flowers - hairlines etc.
I did have to use googly eyes as I could not get the frosting eyes to look right.
|After finishing the details, I piped shells |
around the edge of the cake on top and bottom,
and added the greeting.
|View of the piping.|
|The Final product!|
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