*** UPDATE: He's going to México! ***
Time to knead some sugar into homemade fondant. This gets really messy, but it's fun!
I baked two 9x13 yellow cakes and placed them next to each other before frosting them with chocolate chip cookie dough frosting. Yum!
I covered the cake in 3 sections of fondant (instead of one big piece like I normally would). I layed the sections down slightly overlapping each other to create the raised seams.
I used a toothpick to poke little holes in the fondant for the stitching. Yes, it was tedious and I'm sure there is a faster way or better tool to use, but it worked.
I printed out my brother's initials in a font I liked. Then I taped plastic wrap over that and piped over the letters using royal icing. I let the icing dry and then painted it with gold luster dust. Once it dried again, I peeled the plastic wrap off and used the royal icing letters for the monogram.
I printed off images of a passport, name tag, and flags at home and used the printout to order a frosting sheet printed with edible ink from a bakery. I cut the images out of the frosting sheet and attached them to fondant with white piping gel.
Everything you see is edible. Ta-dah!
I can't wait to find out where my brother is going on his mission!
Rhonda's Ultimate Marshmallow Fondant
Rhonda's Ultimate Chocolate Marshmallow Fondant:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting: