Mchelle Posted 4 May 2005 , 5:12pm
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I was wondering how to write on a cake so that the icing looks flush with the cake (not raised like that buttercream writing). I tried it, but it didn't work well. Does anyone have any pointers, beside edible image?

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diane Posted 4 May 2005 , 6:01pm
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you could do it when you do a bct.

Mchelle Posted 4 May 2005 , 6:06pm
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with the bct it will be sitting on top of the icing, not blending in with the icing, right? Am I understanding you correctly?

diane Posted 4 May 2005 , 6:09pm
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no it won't be sitting on top...do it the same way you would do a bct. after you do your design do your writing either above it, or below it and cover the whole thing with icing.

flayvurdfun Posted 4 May 2005 , 8:24pm
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I have written the letters let them dry and "pushed" them down into the frosting...

Lisa Posted 4 May 2005 , 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by flayvurdfun

I have written the letters let them dry and "pushed" them down into the frosting...




I do something like this too flayv. I use the letter cutters to cut my message out of fondant or candy clay. Let them dry a bit and then place them on the cake. When I get them where I want, I push them down into the icing.

veejaytx Posted 4 May 2005 , 10:06pm
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Hi Lisa, that was along the line of what I was thinking about this. Cutting the letters out of fondant or candy clay and putting them on is going to be about as close to level with the icing as you can get. Janice

Hmm, would it be possible to just take a writing tip and make a sort of ditch in the icing for your lettering, and then go back and fill it with icing in a smaller tip?

Lisa Posted 4 May 2005 , 10:16pm
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Another idea might be to pipe on the message with crusting BC and then press it flat. It might look distorted though. I saw this done on Earlene's basketball cake and Carol's which is in the gallery.

flayvurdfun Posted 5 May 2005 , 7:16am
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veejaytx, that is what I do..... I use my lettering press, press them into the cake and thats it.. I have also done as I stated above.... I got that idea for kathykakes when she emailed me.

veejaytx Posted 5 May 2005 , 9:01am

Most of the time I print out what I'm writing and use my projector to put it on the cake then trace it, but even then sometimes I don't get it right. I've got some of the letters, I'll have to try them! Janice

KATE39 Posted 5 May 2005 , 2:53pm

THERE IS AN EDIBLE MARKING PEN. IT LOOKS LIKE A MAGIC MARKER AND YOU CAN WRITE ON CAKES. NOT SURE IF IT IS ANY GOOD OR NOT. I HAVE NOT USED BUT HAVE SEEN IT. I WILL SEE IF I CAN FIND IT OR NOT AND LET YOU KNOW.

KATE39 Posted 5 May 2005 , 2:59pm

OK ON WILTON.COM GO TO THE STORE AND INTO CAKE DECORATING SHOP UNDER ICINGS AND GELS YOU WILL SEE FOODWRITER PRIMARY COLORS EDIBLE COLOR MARKERS. SORRY I COULDN'T GET THE EXACT LINK TO GO FROM HERE TO THERE. MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE COULD DO IT. I DON'T HAVE A CLUE.

veejaytx Posted 5 May 2005 , 3:01pm

I have the markers, but they did not work for me on BC on a cake. They might, I guess on cookies or on fondant, I haven't tried them for that. Janice

peacockplace Posted 5 May 2005 , 3:18pm

I use the food writers all the time! I love them. I have only written on fondant, not on BC. You can but them at Wal-mart or Michaels.

Mchelle Posted 5 May 2005 , 4:34pm

Thank you all so much. I'm going to try the markers and see how that works. I'll keep ya posted.

Lesia Posted 8 May 2005 , 3:04am

Type your message in the font you want on your computer (I use the "paint" program), then flip it to a mirror image. Print it out and lay wax paper over it. Pipe over your letters and let dry. When it's dry, turn it over where you want it on the cake, and press them in. Lightly rub your fingers over the letters so the heat from your hand will loosen them.

cindycakes2 Posted 8 May 2005 , 3:26am

When you pipe over the mirrored, printed letters, what medium are you piping ovet the letters with? Gel, etc.?

Lisa Posted 8 May 2005 , 4:07am

Dawn has a tutorial on how to do this too.

http://community.webshots.com/album/265808017nRgprD

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