How to Transfer an Image to Fondant First, print your message or image out on a piece of paper using a regular printer. If you are transferring words, you will need to print it as a mirror image (my printer settings called it 't-shirt' printing). Trace the image onto a piece of parchment paper. Turn the parchment paper over and place it onto your fondant. Lay your pencil on it's side and scratch over the entire image.