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3rd birthday Caillou cake
by lovmelovmycats (lovmelovmycats)
at December 9th, 2008 (10:44 am)

My daughter turned three last month, and I did a frozen buttercream transfer of Caillou (PBS kids show character) and his cat. It turned out well! I wish I had gotten a better picture, but it was a disposable camera. I'm asking for a new digital for xmas!
Also, I figured, why not include cute kiddos in the pics? So I had them pose.

Posing, with cake

Smile, it's cake!

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Posted by: blueeyedapple (blueeyedapple)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)

Your transfer turned out really, really well. Good job.

Posted by: lovmelovmycats (lovmelovmycats)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)

Thanks! I used that recipe from cakecentral.com

Posted by: Nicole Finch (nsfinch)
Posted at: December 9th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)

That cake looks great! I love the "subtle" cake-licking going on there, too.

Posted by: lovmelovmycats (lovmelovmycats)
Posted at: December 10th, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)

Thanks! Hmmm, I don't think she was really licking the cake. But I'm not sure!

Posted by: Ninetybean (ninetybean)
Posted at: December 16th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)

Cute cake and cute kids! How do you do a transfer?

Posted by: lovmelovmycats (lovmelovmycats)
Posted at: December 17th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)

A frozen buttercream transfer turned out to be not difficult for me, and I'm an amateur (haven't even taken the Wilton cake decorating classes). But it was sort of time-consuming. I used the directions from cakecentral.com, and followed them to the letter, I think. It's an article on there, not stuff from the forums.

http://www.cakecentral.com/article12-how-to-create-a-frozen.html

I used the exact icing recipe recommended for it, and a tube of black decorators icing for the outlines. If I did it again, I might try a can of fudge icing like the author of the article mentions.
I used gel colors (you can find them at Michael's), not liquid. I think that helped.

Posted by: Ninetybean (ninetybean)
Posted at: December 17th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)

Thanks, neighbor!

Posted by: lovmelovmycats (lovmelovmycats)
Posted at: December 17th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
caketown

I just checked your userinfo, to make sure you weren't from outside the US, so you'd know what I meant by Michael's. And hey! I grew up in upstate NY! We're practically neighbors (by Adirondack standards, heh).

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