I'm making a fondant covered cake for someone in 2 weeks and I want to add a printed edible image of a Royal Signals Army badge, but I've never used one before and wondered how to get a good finish.
It's their design, I tried to talk them into something a bit different but nope....they won't budge! I've added a picture of how the top of the cake will look, I just wondered how you're supposed to stick the image on . I'm worried it will either curl up or the colours will run. I can't really pipe round the edges because of the image being so fiddly.
aww I'm worried it's going to look rubbish!
It shouldn't curl up at all. Just make sure you moisten the top of the fondant a bit with a wet paper towel before applying the edible image. You should be fine.
I did my first one last month on fondant. I don't have an edible ink printer, so I printed regular ink on edible rice paper. I was going to be at the party, and knew I was the one cutting the cake, so I was ok with that. I used pastry gel.. a thin layer of it. I placed it on a piece of fondant I had cut to size (screen of retro tv, see pics).
It turned out great, no curling or anything!! The image I had was grainy, that was not a result of the printer, paper or anything else. Just a low pixel image that I had blown up. Worked fine for a b/w tv set though.