Richard Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 2:48am
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Has anyone ever done a monogram out of royal icing for a wedding cake?

How do you do it?

Kathy R

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KittisKakes Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 2:55am
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I have a cake in July to do with a monogram on top. I can't decide if I should go with gumpaste or royal icing. I hope someone can answer this.

m0use Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 4:16am
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I haven't done it but here are some instructions that I found that you could easily substitute royal icing for, just make sure to allow for drying time...and make an extra one in case of breakage

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To make monogram letters: Make patterns of desired letters and cover with waxed paper. Pipe letters using melted candy in a disposable bag fitted with tip 6. Refrigerate until firm, then overpipe letters with tip 3 and melted candy; refrigerate until firm. Attach lollipop stick to back side with melted candy.


babynewyear Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 4:35am
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Barefoot_contessa did a really nice number two on top of a Dora cake out of royal.I think she had a posting with instructions somewhere.

LeeAnn Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 9:25am
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I personally think gumpaste looks harsher where as the icing has dimension when you pipe the outline first let it dry fill it in the dry under a lamp to give a raised effect and it shines

Cake_Princess Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 5:03pm
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Has anyone ever done a monogram out of royal icing for a wedding cake?

How do you do it?

Kathy R




Is it for the top of the cake or for the side?

I would use the same procedure that I would use if using color flow. Outline the edges and flood the center. And let it dry.

For the top, at The bottom of the letters I would extend the letters to form a built in stake. That you can push in to the top of the cake itself. Eliminates the need to use lollipop sticks etc, The length of the stake you create will be determined by the size of the letters.

For The sides, you might want to dry then on a slightly curved surface so the don't dry flat. And you would not need to create the stake.


You can luster dust or pearl dust them and add dragees or pearls.

izzybee Posted 18 Mar 2006 , 5:17pm
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Does anyone have a secret on how to get the royal letters not to break? Cake_princess you said you can make stakes out of the royal to push into the cake, how do you do that and not have them snap off? Mine always seems so brittle, I have to make a bunch of something to maybe get one that doesn't snap off when I take it off the paper.

Cake_Princess Posted 21 Mar 2006 , 2:25am
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Does anyone have a secret on how to get the royal letters not to break? Cake_princess you said you can make stakes out of the royal to push into the cake, how do you do that and not have them snap off? Mine always seems so brittle, I have to make a bunch of something to maybe get one that doesn't snap off when I take it off the paper.





I handle them very gently. To make the stake, instead of drawing the bottomg of youy letter straight across, draw it down so it forms a spike or a stake that you can shove in to the cake.

Also you can smear a tiny bit of crisco on your wax paper before piping the letters. This will ensure easy removal.

I would recommend just using a tiny little bit of Crisco, and you can even use a bit of paper towel to remove any excess.

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