I found this image that I would like to do on top of an 8" round cake. But I want to make it look less simple, any ideas? I was thinking of using brighter colored fondant cutout pieces and making it look like stained glass. I'm not a fan of the taste of piping gel so I didn't really want to do that technique.
Any other creative ideas out there?
Could you trace the image onto a gumpaste disc and then handpaint the design?
You could use rice paper....put image under it and with gel do the black outline...let it set a few minutes and then fill in with colored gels....let the image rest and place on top of flat cake. The gel colors are bright and transparent like glass.
How about doing a 3D "paper tole" effect with the dragonfly wings and the flower petals?
Yes, the 'paper tole' is perfect. Using wafer paper cut out the wings and flower petals - 2 of each. Create the flate picture, then add the 1st set of wafer paper cutouts using either a tiny bit of piping gel or b'cream to adhere them to the flat pic so they stand up at about a 45 degree angle; let dry then repeate. It will really make it pop.
With multiple layers...say three or four, it will give the effect of motion. And it really isn't that hard to do. i
This "paper tole" effect sounds very interesting and I'd like to try it. The only thing I don't understand is the 45 degree angle and where do I adhere them? What I'm finding when I do a search is just layered paper. Any photos you can share?
Sorry...no photos. If you have ever done any paper tole, the next level is held up by clear silicone (usually). Try do the same thing with royal icing. Also, if you cut out the pieces from a fondant/gumpatse mix, you can shape and dry them to the positions you want first, then adhere them with RI. HTH!
I'm not familiar with what paper tole is, but in case you still want other ideas, I was thinking you could do the image in color flow with RI and you can get the vibrant colors you were looking for.
Do it in white chocolate! Look up white chocolate transfer and you can find all kinds of information.