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Cake decorating experts: Advice on run out icing please!

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boogiewoogie Wed 31-Oct-12 23:57:23

Can I do one straight over an iced cake or do I need to do it separately on a piece of acetate then stick it down with icing?

It's DD's birthday this Sunday and I need to start getting it ready tomorrow I think! I'm planning to do a Hello Kitty run out icing on top of buttercream cake but will that work? Will the buttercream just make it difficult to dry if I did it that way?

Would really appreciate advice please! I'm going to be now but I'll be back tomorrow pm.


frootshoots Thu 01-Nov-12 09:32:29

Definitely do it on something first like grease proof paper/acetate first and let it dry and then transfer to the cake. You may not get clean lines straight onto a buttercream covered cake and if you mess a bit up then you'll be done for trying to get it off the buttercream without makin a bigger mess! Also the moisture from the buttercream may stop it from setting properly, it'd probably just get a hard skin but stay quite soft underneath that.

boogiewoogie Thu 01-Nov-12 21:55:13

Thanks for replying frootshoots. I thought that might be the case re butter icing. Would I also need to grease the acetate first too to make it peel easier?

frootshoots Fri 02-Nov-12 10:11:32

Yep, spread a very thin layer of trex or another shortening onto the acetate before you put any icing on that, I didn't once and my lovely teddy bear cracked in half sad

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