(Sorry for the poor quality photo -- it's the best I can manage at the moment.)
Ideally, I'd like to do the design in gumpaste, but I'm worried it'll just be too fragile. And since I'd have to make it in advance to give it time to dry, I'm worried I wouldn't get the height quite right. Would you risk it?
Another possibility would be painting directly on the fondant, but I don't think that'd be as effective, visually.
Any ideas I'm not thinking of?
Hope y'all have some brilliant ideas and sage advice for me! ;^)