ok. forgive me if this is a technique you all use, but I had to paint some detail onto a cake recently and I found a way to give myself an outline on the cake using baking paper. Thought I may as well share in case this might help someone looking to do the same thing.
I had to paint a label for a bottle and was unsure how to do it so I traced the details with a piece of greaseproof paper and a pencil. Then cut out a piece of fondant the size of the label then I placed the copied image over the fondant and retraced the image with just enough pressure that it made an impression on the fondant without tearing the paper. Then I removed the paper and rubbed some cornflour over the fondant to bring out the image for me to paint it.
Does that make sense?
Like I said, I've held off posting about this in case I look silly because it could be something you do all the time but even if it helps one newcomer then I dont mind
Great tip, thanks
No, eve81, this is not a technique everybody uses! Thanks for passing it on. I'm anxious to try it! I think this would work great, especially for simple designs like lettering and logos, which are two things I almost always avoid because they look so awful when I do them.
me too. Thanks for the tip.
that is an excellent idea and thank you for sharing it.
love the tip. thank you so much. i always save great tips.
Thanks for the great tip
Great I'm so glad you all think so.
Let me know if anyone tries it.
I didn't know that one...am shelving it away in my cake-brain for future use! Thanks.