I'd say edible image laid on fondant, cut out and dried. Its how I do all of my stand up images.
Do you follow the directions here on CC?
Hi I think it could also be done in chocolate. We have a cake artist here in QLD who is just magic with using melted chocolate to create images like these. instaed of using RI to do runout/flooding icing work whe uses melted coloured chocolate on assetate (clear plastic) draws the outline like with RI flood work then fill it with melted choc like you would fill with watered down RI. then when dry peel off but instead of using the raised top side as you would with normal flood icing work you use the reversed flat side -this is why you use clear assetate so you can lift up and check your work. you should check out her work her name is judy whitehead and she is just amazing!!
Thanks adatay! There is a great book out there that tells you how to do the chocolate transfers, but in this case, it didn't look like that. It seemed much more like a gumpast plaque....
Wow, that is amazing! Beautiful cake.
I haven't read the directions here but I print out my EI, mix some tylose powder with my fondant, roll it thru my pasta machine to a #2 setting, cut around the image with an Xacto knife, dampen a paper towel, lightly brush it across the fondant and lay my EI on the fondant, cut the fondant with the xacto knife, lay on a paper plate to dry for a day or two.
After its dry, I glue a lolli stick to it with royal icing.
I personally think it is a chocolate transfer. The cake is done by cakesbyashley (flickr site). If you sign up for a flickr account you could always just ask her.
Yeah, Cakesbyashley is awesome. I love all of her cakes-she is so talented.
I love her stuff too, its so cute and whimsical.