What I did is:
- Took a bit of white fondant and dip it in tylose. Kneaded it a bit to combine the tylose into the the fondant. ***Tylose will allow the fondant to harden a bit so that you are able to color your images with edible markers.***
- Roll out dough into about 1/8" thickness and cut them into two rectangles. Your rectangles should be proportional to the width of the cake. For oversized cards make them 1/3 of the width (the shorter side) of the rectangle cake
- Printed an image of the King and Jack. The images are too large so I ended up etching the images into the fondant with an etching tool.
- Etch out the letter "K" on top left corner and bottom right corner. Do the same with the letter "J" for the Jack of hearts card.
- Below the letters imprint a heart using a heart micro cookie cutter. Do not press down too hard. You just want to press down lightly.
- Dry out the etched rectangles on the counter top for about 1 hour.
- Outline the etched KING and JACK images with thin black edible markers. **Note: Do not outline diamonds, heart, clubs, or clovers with black markers.***
- Color in the images with edible markers. Here I use red, yellow, blue, and black.
I did the same for the rest of the cards I used Fox Run's mini shapes fondant cutter (see image below) to etched out the images and then I colored in with edible markers. For best results use new pack of edible markers. At that time I couldn't find the etchers for the numbers and letters so I just hand draw them. Later on I found small number / letter etchers at Oomomo's baking aisle. (Oomomo is a Japanese variety store in Canada. They are similar to Daiso, and Miniso)
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