|But this cake certainly did.|
|Then take some Parchment paper and place it on top of your printed image Trace the image with a Sharpie.|
|So much Sharpie on my left hand after this.|
|Take your tracing and place it face down on a clear cutting board or plexiglass. Be sure to tape all the edges down.|
|Drink Baileys as needed.|
I made some alterations to my Baileys buttercream so that I could make it as white as possible for the playing card top. It was still deeeelissshhh:
- 1 stick of room temp butter
- 1 1/2 cups of Crisco
- 6 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon of CLEAR vanilla extract
- 3-4 tablespoons of Baileys
|I needed to outline the spade and smaller details in black, so I loaded a piping bag fitted with a 5 tip and outlined the A, small spade, and large spade.|
I told you it wasn't easy, but it is possible. Anything worth doing is worth doing well, or as I call it, whole-assed. Half-assing your transfer is going to make for one sad cake. Sad cake can still be eaten, but you will taste it's tears and heartbreak which taints the experience. Or something. Definitely give yourself a day or two ahead of time to make your transfer. Now, on to the much simpler stenciling--especially if you live somewhere without soul crushing humidity!
|Your buttercream should be very cold for this so the stencil doesn't peel your frosting away. Simply place up against the side of your cake and press in gently so all the little nooks and crannies are sprayed evenly.|
Place your stenciled cake back in the freezer for an hour or two to firm up the color mist. This is where I lost my mind. It was so humid my cake started sweating if it was left out for more than five minutes and ended up looking like a crying teenage girl wearing blue eyeliner (unclear if she's crying because she couldn't find the right shade of eyeliner or Manic Panic hair dye). This meant I needed an extra set of hands and more wine- stat! To finish the cake in a quick manner. Carefully and oh so gently, we took the buttercream transfer from the freezer and removed it from the cutting board. Using all four of our arms (not a typo!), we flipped the transfer over and lowered it on to the cake before removing the Parchment paper.
|I would've lit my house on fire if this had broken in it's final stages.|
Upon peeling off the Parchment paper, you will have lines running across your cake giving it that Crow's Feet look we all try to Botox away. Don't worry- if you followed the frosting recipe above, you have a crusting buttercream on your hands and can use a Viva paper towel to smooth these lines and wrinkles away. Wish this worked on my face, too.
|Ahh, Botox cake.|
|I believe this cake is aces...|
|I don't have a poker face, but I do have a cake face. As in, my face was covered in it after I finished my piece.|