I would like to do a name plaque covered in edible glitter for sparkle to place on top of a 2-tier cake. Anyone know how about to make one? What should I use fondant or royal icing? Thank you in advance.
you could make it out of chocolate using a mold or hand cut shape. You could also use white chocolate wafers and melt them and mix in corn syurp which gives you something like fondant but not hard when dryed. It's called candy clay. This works really well. You can form it or roll it.
Hope this helps.
I've made a couple out of gum paste. I started to try using little frames and what not to use as templates and imprint the design on the edge, if you know what I mean!? HTH
Maybe Wilton's gumpaste? I wouldn't use fondant unless you have a week to let it set up. I learned the hard way by making a 1 for the top of my daughter's b-day cake out of fondant and after 2 days of drying I still couldn't get it to stand up for the top of the cake. I ended up propping it with a fork behind it, but if I could do it over again I would use the gumpaste, because it hardens pretty quickly.
I just made this with straight gumpaste. Made thinner, any shape would not be too heavy to stand up on top of a tier.
Jamie...what an awesome idea! My daughter has one of those light tracing things, I think mommy is going to adopt it! Heehee
Jamie, what font did you use for that plaque?
I'm pretty sure it was a script font downloaded from www.dafont.com and if CC blocks what I just wrote, here it is with spaces inserted (take them out of course when you got type in the address) www.d a f o n t .com