I have a grooms cake to do and my brain is dead. Do you guys have any suggestions on the easiest way to do this image? THANKS A BUNCH for your help.
You could try a frozen buttercream transfer, or a chocolate transfer. That way, you can make it ahead of time and then place on the cake when you are ready. They are also pretty easy to do. HTH
I would enlarge the picture. Print it. Make a stencil, trace on fondant cut it out and apply it to the cake.
both c/cers advice is great...
If you are going for the same look as in the photo, it looks like a chocolate cut out. You could make a stencil and then cut the design out of a sheet of chocolate.
I would either make a pattern and then cut it out of chocolate clay with an exacto knife or make a pattern, transfer it to the cake, then pipe an outline and fill with chocolate.I wouldn't use fondant because it's floppy enough that you could lose the shape of your design.
What if you outline it and flood with chocolate.
If you used fondant for it, since it's going on a flat surface, you could let the fondant sit for a while until it was stiff enough to pick up easily.
I think if you did chocolate on vinyl you'd get that nice shiny finish. If you reverse the image for cutout, you'd be able to just flip the image over and peel the vinyl off.
thanks for all your advice. i've tried several times to do a buttercream transfer and it always ends up splotchy. i am glad you suggested the chocolate transfer. i worked out amazingly. i have never been able to get my fonts to look that great. i did have a problem with transferring the antler. it cracked. but fixed easily since it could be melted back together. here is a pic of the finished product. thanks again for everything. couldn't upload pic. it is in my photo album. thanks