Advice On Simple, But Large Fondant Lettering

Decorating By Brookebakes Updated 1 Jun 2015 , 5:40am by julia1812

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Brookebakes Posted 1 Jun 2015 , 1:45am
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I have an order for a 12 inch square cake, covered in buttercream. The decoration on top is to be a single word, with the first letter "K", in fondant, measuring about 8 inches tall and 4 inches wide.

How is best to make and then transfer it to the cake? As it will be placed on buttercream, I really only have one chance to place it without having to re-do and smooth the buttercream again, if I get it wrong. Should I make the "K" with tylose and fondant, wait until it hardens and place it - or is it likely to crack, being quite large? Or maybe place when still a little pliable to prevent cracking, but risk edges of the "K" being not quite straight.

Thanks :)

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johnson6ofus Posted 1 Jun 2015 , 4:55am
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Make one K in fondant and one in paper. Use the paper template to line it up on the cake and mark with a toothpick for straight placement and spacing. Then drop it in place where you marked it (marking it just inside where the letter goes so the fondant letter covers your marks). 

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Brookebakes Posted 1 Jun 2015 , 5:18am
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Fantastic idea! I'll be creating my own stencil/template for the letter anyway, so will keep the part I cut out as my guide. Thanks :)

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julia1812 Posted 1 Jun 2015 , 5:40am
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Would definitely wait until fondant letter dried or use a bit of tylose. It's so much easier if it's not all wobbly. 

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