Tuesday, February 02, 2010

BIRTHDAY CAKE W/HANDMADE TRANSFER SHEET


I have been doing a lot of experimenting with cocoa butter painting to make my own transfer sheets for decorating cakes and truffles etc. For the one you see here I painted white and red cocoa butter onto acetate, let it dry then spread tempered dark chocolate over the painting. I let the chocolate partially set up then marked off squares with a sharp knife. I sandwiched the scored acetate between two sheetpans and refrigerated them for about an hour.
I really like the way it turned out. Making your own transfer sheets can save money and it is much more fun to make your own. The possibilities are endless.

9 comments:

Lois B said...

What a beautiful cake. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Vicki said...

Wow! Can you tint white chocolate in various colors or is that not possible? This is beautiful.

ButterYum said...

Wow - extremely professional looking. I guess that's because you really are a professional!!

:)
ButterYum

Rozanne said...

Gorgeous cake! Thank you for sharing the idea. It's so cool.

faithy, the baker said...

Beautiful Cake!! I agree with Patricia, it look so professionally done..wait..that's true..you are a professional! LOL! I love how you frost and pipe the chocolate frosting..so smooth and lovely!

Sugar Chef said...

Thanks everyone!
Vicki, You can color white chocolate but you must use a fat soluable color. They are sometimes called candy colors.

Baking Sorceress' Apprentice said...

OMG she's done it again.. Pure fantasy. Thank you for sharing. joan

HanaĆ¢ said...

That looks awesome. I didnt know you could make your own transfer sheets. If homemade transfer sheets are cheaper than store bought, the store bought must be REALLY expensive because cocoa butter is very expensive too. You did a great job!!

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