Have you used these yet? Any tips for free forming shapes?
I think for what you have in mind, you should find them fairly easy to use !! I would suggest cutting the sheet before you take it off the backing paper though + it would be a whole lot easier for you !!
I would also suggest to put it onto the buttercream while it is still a little 'sticky', ie hasn't fully crusted !!
Good luck, can't wait to see a picture of it !!
I like this flexibility and the taste was okay too. It is a nice and speedy alternative to fondant.
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Do you get your monies worth for 1 sheet for 4.00? How likely are you to buy more of these sheets?
Thanks for all the info too.
peel off the sheet and place on the buttercream base. Once the cake was frosted it took at most, an hour and a half to complete.
This cake, based on 8" rounds, took almost two sheets, $8--but at Michael's I had my 40% off one item coupon--I bought over two weeks-used two coupons--saved $1.59 on each. Yes, I found it to be worthwhile.
I will buy more --hopefully more patterns will be released, but I will try the solid colors too!
I used tip 789 to coat the cake in Bunnywoman's buttercream frosting, waited for it to crust slightly, then used the viva papertowel method to smooth it out. I then immediately applied the sugar sheet strips to the cake, using a food safe brush to help smooth on the strips. Once applied, I piped dots around the bottom (tip 12) and then the top (tip 10), then wrote in the birthday message (tip 2).
This is only the sixth cake I've decorated so far. I got to say, this is the most professional looking cake I've done to date, with obvious room for improvement.
Thanks for looking and good luck with the sheets. I did taste a small piece, and itself really has no taste. I'd be curious to see what it tastes like once it has been on the buttercream for a while.
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You do NOT need to refrigerate the sheets once you open the package. Just put the unused sheet back in the package, seal it well, and put it somewhere you won't smash it on accident (to prevent tears or kinks).
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