I have the Royal Icing Letters Recipe saved but printing out the font and then placing the parchment paper over it and tracing the letters takes 48 hours(for letters to set).
I don't exactly have 48 hours...my nephews birthday is tomorrow after 2:30. Is there any way that I can get away with the same idea but in less than 24 hours? Or does anyone have an idea on how I can still use the font style I found & still be able to somehow get it onto the cake whether it is by tracing,stenciling..etc. I suppose I could very carefully cut out the letter like a stencil and do it that way...I just figured that would pull at the frosting when I lifted the paper. Anyways, hopefully ya'll get the idea of what I'm trying to do....ANY ideas would be appreciated!
Dry them in the oven overnight with just the light on. If they're not white, place foil or a baking sheet on the top rack so they won't fade. To speed it up even more, heat the oven to 200, then shut it off, turn the light on, and then put them in the oven.
You could try a Frozen Buttercream transfer. The directions and reciepe are on this site. I used it to make letters recently and it worked pretty well. I just traced the writing onto parchement paper and then turned the parchement over so the image was reversed. Next I laid saran wrap over the reversed parchment and wrote the letters with thinned BC icing. I froze it for 6 hours so it was really frozen, I am not sure if you need to freeze it that long though. Since the letters were not a large sturdy image it was a delicate process. Next take the frozen letters, lay them on the cake and gingerly pull the saran wrap off. I used a popcile stick to gentley press the letters down as I removed the saran wrap so it didn't pull the letters apart. I hope this helps. Let me know how it turns out!
I have also heard of the pin prick method. I have not tried it, but the concept is if you poke your letters with a pin, then lay it on top of your cake, it should make pin holes where the letters whould be. I'm sure there are better more specific directions on this site if you do a search. Good luck.
I used the royal icing method on my sons graduation cake, I did them in the evening and let them dry untill the next morning ( about 18 hours) They were hard enough to peel off wax paper and lay on cake. Just make sure you have extras for breakage.