I'm trying to make a tool box for my best friend's mechanic husband. I'm good with all parts EXCEPT getting that stupid logo right:
This will be the make or break of the cake and I was wondering what the best way to recreate this would be? Printing and cutting out around it?
Any tips would be much appreciated!!!
I would buy a brand new sharp X-acto blade, print the logo out on the paper just the size you need it to be, rolled your gumpaste pretty thin, let it dry just for few minutes, till its not tacky, place your paper template on top of gumpaste and cut every single letter very carefully and neat. Let it dry little bit more till its not stretches when you handle it, and you got yourself an edible art!!!!
You can cut the letters out of gumpaste. Print out the letters and glue to a piecs of card stock, card board or foam core for strength. The other two options is to revers print and do a chocolate transfer ot a buttercream frozen transfer. I would opt for the chocolate transfer. Outline the letters with tip 2 or 3 and let harden. The fill in with same tip. Make sure your chocolate flows but is not hot or too warm as it will melt your outline. HTH
You could also do them in royal icing. Outline with full strength, "flood" the letters with thinned out royal. So easy.
Make an extra set in case a letter break... you'll have a back up.
Thank you all VERY much for your suggestions! Now I have some great options at my disposal. I will have a picture up in a few days when it's all done
I would highly recommend sugar sheets..... Michaels just got this new product from Wilton. They make carving out letters so much easier.
I've recently started using a new technique I saw on Amazing Wedding Cakes. Screen Printing. And it's really simple, but a little time consuming. I bought some transparencies from Staples, the kind you use with an overhead projector. For best results, I print my font on regular paper, then tape the transpanrency on top and trace font with a permanent marker. Then just cut of ur letters. Put the transparency on ur cake and apply a light layer of royal icing. Use a stiff flat spatula or piece of heavy cardstock and drag across ur transparency to smooth and even out ur icing. Then just gently remover your home made stencil and there you go I really like this technique for making company-specific logos because it gives you a sleeker look. HTH!