Lucy has a favorite book called "Biscuit" about a little lab puppy that has all kind of adventures and she just loves him. So, I figured I would make her a Biscuit cake. I was able to use candy melts to make a chocolate transfer. The way I made this cake, you can apply it to any picture that you want.
First I took her book and wrapped it in wax paper and taped it in place. Then, I took some white Candy Melts (you can buy them at Walmart or Michael's) and melted them. I set several bowls aside so I could spoon out some of the melted candy melts and mix it with food coloring. USEFUL TIP - the candy melts will change texture and get clumpy if you use too much food coloring, especially if it is liquid drops. You will need to use the food coloring paste. You can get a huge selection at Michael's for fairly cheap. It is easier to just buy the color candy melts needed, then to have to mix the colors.
You can use a pipping bag to put the melted chocolate in, but I just used a Ziploc bag and cut a small corner out. I then traced a nice outline in the color needed and filled in random areas like the eyes, nose, and toe nails.with the color needed. Once everything was dried I then filled in Biscuit with the main color, which helped get everything connected and stuck together. Make sure the last layer you fill is nice and thick to help keep your image from breaking to you lift it up.
What is great about this process is that it really isn't hard and doesn't have to be perfect and it is just fun to see the end process. Lucy loved it!!! She got all excited about her Biscuit and got to eat her sweet puppy, which should probably be a little disturbing, but it was still cute :)
You can copy anything from images online, books, posters, anything that is flat and you can get wax paper on.