Just make sure the cake is cold and the transfer will be fine. Pipe it in whatever buttercream you want, then refrigerate it again to make the letters hard and paint it with a soft paint brush.
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Ha! Ok, I misunderstood that. I thought you all were suggesting the frozen buttercream transfer method. Well, I guess I have several real options. Now I just need to pick one! I have 3 reverse images to choose from and then late last night I cut one monogram out of gum paste... But now that I have practiced so many times I can pipe with confidence! Thank you for your expertise!
I ended up using the gum paste monogram. I colored it with Duff silver spray. I'll post a photo soon! On a side note, the FBCT did work out in theory, I tested it out on the bonus anniversary tier, but I tinted the frosting with a little wilton black coloring mixed with some silver dust and some pearl dust. It looked great at the time, but overnight the color shifted toward lilac. Not okay! Strangely, the leftover ABC in my piping bag turned greenish.
Another note: the Wilson glitter flakes worked well, just what the bride wanted, but in the dim light of the outdoor event tent, you could barely see the sparkle....