Transferring Patterns onto Cakes

Piping Gel Pattern Transfer Sometimes the cake you choose may include a pattern design which must be decorated on the cake top, such as a rainbow. To do this, you need to transfer the pattern to your iced cake, so you can follow the lines as you decorate. This can be done easily by using Piping Gel.


Step 1: Place Parchment Paper Over Reversed Pattern Image

To copy your pattern as it originally appears, you must first make a reverse pattern (it will be turned over onto the cake).

Tape pattern to flat surface, such as a cake circle or the back of a cookie sheet or counter top. Place Parchment Paper over pattern.

Step 2: Trace Pattern

Using Disposable Decorating Bag or parchment bag filled with Piping Gel and tip 1, trace over pattern.

Step 3: Place Pattern & Trace

Turn Parchment Paper over and position pattern on iced cake that has crusted. Using a Decorator Brush, gently trace over gel lines. When completed, lift paper. Pattern will be transferred to cake.

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