I've been asked to do a baby shower cake using the baby's initials for decoration on the cake. I've seen cakes with initials in icing but where do such pretty initial patterns come from? I assume they can be done in buttercream? Any help would be appreciated.
Try candy land crafts on line or search for jem cutters . They usually carry unusual cutters for fondant work . I have seen them but Ive been in and out of so many sites I cant quite remember where I saw them but if I had to guess ,Id try these sites. Oh another way is to find them in books or magazines and in the back of the books and magazines they usually reference suppliers for their illustartions. It what I usually do when I cant find a source.
Good luck !
If you find them let me know where.
You can also make them out of royal icing or cut them out of fondant and stick them onto the cake are they to go on top of the cake? or where?
Find the font and size you want on your computer. Print it out. Use a pin to punch holes in the outline or shape of the letters. This will leave little "pricks" on the back of the paper. Put this against the side of the cake, and gently rub over it with your hand or a fondant smoother. The outline will be on your cake. Either pipe the icing or follow for your fondant monogram.
These are all great ideas! Thank you for taking the time to answer. The initials will be put on top of a sheetcake but I bet once it's seen that I may get other orders (if I do a good job that is). I hadn't thought about using fondant just for the initials nor using the pin technique to transfer a pattern on the cake. Again thank you so much!