First the "cakes"....cut out of plywood. I primed the wood, both sides and then set in to "ice" and decorate them.
|note the reproduction of their official logo...|
One of my favorite blogs, In My Own Style, often shares very practical ways to add personalized touches to crafts. One of her techniques is to design the lettering you want to replicate on the computer, adjust to the size you will actually want it to appear, print it and, using graphite paper, transfer it to the object you are painting. Here is only one of her methods: click
So off to the printer I went where I blew up the mother and child logo about 400x til I had a size I could use. Positioning it on the board with masking tape I then slid the graphite paper underneath and went over the lines with a ball point pen which copied it onto the surface. I now had my outlines to paint. I managed to do the letters freehand (easy font) but I have also used this method for words.
Have fun trying this out...you, too, can look like a pro!!