ok- i have a cake due sat. and need to make a monster truck cake but she wants the "Tailgator" truck. thing is, the logo(see pic) is on sides and tailgate and will have to be small. about 2 1/2" x 1" for tailgate. i do not have an edible printer, buttercream and RI would be to hard in a small sppace like that and i cannot freehand. going to be using fondantover truck. do not have purple or orange edible markers. i do have have lemon extract so i thought about painting, but isn't it too small and detailed for pin pricking? HELP plz!
how about a fbct?
Personally I would do it NON-edible.
print out on paper and enclose in press-N-seal plastic wrap. Don't have PNS? then use regular plastic cling wrap.
Use the lightbox method. I explain it here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-641963-.html
Can you find a local bakery or grocery store that will print the edible image up for you? You can always add the expense to the customer's invoice.
I would be glad to print it for you if you pay shipping.
It's hard to freehand in a little spot like that, so what about freehanding on a little rectangle of fondant that you can just attach when you are done? This way you can easily re-do it if you need to...
I would do a melted chocolate transfer. Similar to the Frozen buttercream, except you don't freeze it.
So, dawn...got lots of good ideas here. Did you ever see any of these responses? What did you end up doing, seeing as how cake is due tomorrow?