I was wondering if I print out some nice text using my color printer at work if it's possible to attach that to fondant? I have some molds for the letters, but this is just in case I don't have time to get it done. It's for a friend, not being sold, just trying to have it look nice if I don't have time or the letters are messy.
I would create a nice decorative base of fondant to attach the paper. Would I use dots of royal icing on the edges? Will the fondant be greasy and bleed through the paper?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I think your asking if you can make a plague out of fondant - then paste paper letters on it then attach it to a cake - yes?
Yes, you could -
Make the plague ahead of time- let it dry for a couple of days so as it also hardens.
If it were me - i would make a tiny bit of sugar syrup
Then just smear the tinest bit on the back of the paper letter with your finger - wipe any excess off with paper towell - then carefully place them on your fondant plague.
Altho - you could make your Fondant letters using the mold days/weeks before hand - and when they are nice and hard just keep them in a dry place free of dust.
They will be fine
Again you can use the sugar syrup to adhere them to the plague.
I only ever use sugar syrup to attach shapes/letters.
They stick like glue - without any bumps of icing underneath and sit nice and flat.
Its also what i use when attaching shapes to wires.....
Sugar syrup recipe.
Equal parts water and castor sugar....(i think you might call it powdered sugar in the States - not icing sugar)
Bring to the boil - stirring.
Allow to boil lightly for one minute.
Remove from heat.
When cool pour into sterilized jar - and keep in fridge for up to 3 weeks.
When you wish to use it just pour a little into a dish so as not to cross contaminate.
Hope some of this helps
Castor sugar would be superfine granulated sugar.
Powdered sugar would actually be icing sugar. (think of it looking like actual powder)
Oh - ok
I put a paper label on a whisky bottle cake for halloween. Just put a lillte water on the fondant and stick the paper on. I just pealed it off before serving.