Tattoo Image On Fondant Wedding Cake

Decorating By rychevamp Updated 27 Mar 2013 , 8:34pm by AtomicBakes

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rychevamp Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 1:11am
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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!

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noosalucy Posted 26 Mar 2013 , 6:57am
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Both are fine options, and I think its really a matter of what you are more comfortable working with.  Personally I prefer icing sheets.

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AtomicBakes Posted 27 Mar 2013 , 8:34pm
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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.

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