This process takes a number of days, depending on the quantity that you're creating.
The effect that you get in the end, is amazing! I'm pretty excited about how these turned out and I will always use this technique when I need a character of some sort.
Example: "I want a My Little Pony Cake!!!" All you have to do is find an image online that you like, or you can buy a coloring book at the dollar store for the framework. EASY! :D Or, you can draw your own, like I did for this project! :)
Step 1: What you need.
royal icing, already made into the colors you need
piping bags, tips, squeeze bottles
in idea/image to start with
Step 2: Your Image
Make sure that your object is simplified or executable for your need. :D The file that I attached is my drawing.
I drew it out, scanned it, printed it in various sizes and then I decided on the one size that I would use. Once you have it chosen, cut it to size, with some space around it, and tape it onto a slice of cardboard, like a mini sign on a stick.