OK, I work in a large restaurant where I do everything, including wedding cakes. This year, I've been getting orders for cakes that are a little different from what I have normally done.
I have a bride that wants a tattoo design that was drawn for her and her fiance. She wants the cake covered in fondant. I have the high res image, and the main image will be on the middle tier, with a sparrow on the the other two tiers.
So, my question is, which is best to print on? Should I use edible paper sheets and cut out the image and apply it, or print on icing sheets? I thought the fondant sheets would make the image stand out from the cake a little, where as the edible paper would be flatter on the cake.
And, what is best for applying either of these?
Thanks for any advice!
Both are fine options, and I think its really a matter of what you are more comfortable working with. Personally I prefer icing sheets.
I agree with Noosalucy. It is preference. I recently used both printed rice paper and printed frosting sheets for some cookies. I personally preferred the frosting sheets because they just seemed to disappear onto the royal icing and left no texture behind when bitten into. The rice paper wasn't bad, but I could tell it was there when I bit into to it. The rice paper also tended to curl a bit when applying it.