There is a technique where you put a pattern on top of your iced cake and you use something to mark the cake so you can decorate it. Hope that makes sense! Anyway, I have read about it before and am not finding it now. Knowing me, it's right in front of my face and I'm not seeing it! Would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction!
Mmm Pin Prick method? Using a pin to poke through the pattern, it puts the pattern on the cake and then you decorate over the pin marks in the icing?
Well, I'm not totally off then. That's what I referred to it when talking to a friend about it. Then I started wondering if it was okay to use a pin.
the pin doesn't go into the cake, you poke the pin into the paper ( I use a toothpick for this method) and it goes through the paper and into a piece of styrofoam that you lay the paper on. The idea is to create a bumpy almost braile type of texture to the back of the paper so that when you put the paper on the cake and smooth it out and then peel it off it leaves a little indent where each of the holes had been.