I'm new to all of this, and I too, have a vegas enthusiast with a b-day next week. The wilton slot machine pans are going too high on e-bay, so I've decided to duplicate the welcome to las vegas sign. I haven't the slightest idea how to go about it! Can anyone tell me which is the best way for a beginner: fondant, gel or buttercream transfer, or a much simpler, faster way I haven't considered? The cakes posted here are amazing, any help will be appreciated!!