I want to make my nephew a mickey mouse cake for his birthday and wanted to know which method would be better to do this, frozen butter cream transfer or copying the image on rice paper with non toxic food color pens then transferring butter cream cake. I have done neither of these.
Which would look nicer?
And which would be easier?
Would water melt away rice paper? How would I use it with fondant?
Where can I get rice paper from besides from ordering a large quantity online or going to a cake store? Do the Asian or health food markets sell them?
thank you in advance
I personally prefer the FBCT method. I think it looks better and it's not that hard to do. Just remember that you're doing the image in reverse, so you need to decide what order you're going to put things into the image in. Do any outlines first, and then figure it out from there. Do any filling in with a softer buttercream (kind of like color flow!), so that all the nooks and crannies get filled in. I think you'll be sold on these as soon as you do one. They can be a lot brighter and bolder than images drawn on rice paper..