So, my girls decided to have a joint slumber party to celebrate their birthdays this month. They sent out an E-vite that was purple with leopard print letters. When we were deciding what kind of activities to do for their party, we discusses lots of "make-your-own" stuff: pizzas, tie-dye pillowcases, cupcakes, sundaes, donuts, etc. Well, it all started to sound very time-consuming and labor-intensive (for ME) and just-plain-messy, so I tried to steer them away from a few of the "make-your-own" things. We still did individual pizzas, and tie-dyeing. But just regular cake & ice cream at night, and make-ahead cinnamon rolls for breakfast. Thank goodness!
Anyway, in order to further simplify the cake, I asked them if they would like me to use one of the new products from Duff Goldman's line of cake supplies called a "Cake Tattoo." Basically, it's an edible strip of material with a printed design on it. You wrap it around a buttercream-iced cake and VOILA! You can also use it to top cupcakes or cookies if you cut the strip into circles.
I found that the hardest part of using the Cake Tattoo was getting it to go on straight. I was pressed for time, so mine didn't turn out very straight at all, although you can't really tell that in the photo. But, on the plus side, the tattoo did not affect the texture or the taste of the cake or icing at all, in my opinion.
It might take some more practice, but I would definitely try using Cake Tattoos again! It definitely got LOTS of "Ooooohs" and "Aaaahs" from all the girls at the party (and the moms who saw it too)!