I am practicing now making a mini cake for my son's 1st B-day. Just a small cake with buttercream icing with an Elmo on top. This will be my first time attempting something like this. I read online somewhere that I can trace the image I want on the cake onto parchment paper first then fill in with icing and freeze and it will slide right off and I can put it on top of cake. Has anyone done this? Or have a better idea of how to put Elmo's (face) on top of the cake?
In addition to the cake I am making cupcakes with Red Buttercream and 1 vanilla wafer candy in each with a letter spelling out HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABRIEL - I was thinking of making the letters with FONDANT and then putting each letter on the wafer. I don't know where to begin. Should I buy cut-outs? Will water just keep the letters on the wafer? I have a recipe for marshmallow fondant is that the one I should use?
I love this site and I am hoping you all can give me some advice...
For the cake you can use the Frozen Buttercream Transfer method IMO its easier than tracing the whole thing on to the cake heres an example
& yes you can use MF for that
Or another option is to print the letters on a piece of paper, cover the paper with wax paper, melt some candy melts & put them in a piping bag with round tip#1 & trace over the letters. When your done pop them into the freezer ( make sure you make extra they are fragile). I usually stick them with water to the fondant Im not sure about the wafers though, I guess you have to try... or maybe someone else will have a better answer
HTH & good luck