How Do I Do These Numbers

Decorating By pjaycakes Updated 16 Apr 2008 , 1:30pm by butterflywings

pjaycakes Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 6:27pm
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I don't know if anyone on CC did this cake. I was just sent this photo. Can anyone tell me just by looking how they did the numbers "50" on this cake. Thanks

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cake-angel Posted 15 Apr 2008 , 9:05pm
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It looks to me like they are painted directly onto the cake top using black gel color that has been thinned or using airbrush color. I used a stencil to do something similar with asian writing on a cake I made a couple of years ago. (I don't have a picture of it.)

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 4:03am
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If it's not gel painted onto the fondant it might be an edible marker that was used to draw directly onto the fondant.

pjaycakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 9:20am
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Great, thanks for the responses. I can use my projector and paint them on.

LittleLinda Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:08pm
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It looks like edible marker to me.

pjaycakes Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 12:56pm
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Okay. Another question, please. I am doing this cake in a 6 and 10". Do I stack them before decorating or do I just mark where the 6 will go and decorate the 10 with the stripes up to the mark?

LeckieAnne Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:14pm
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I'd put the stripes on first.

butterflywings Posted 16 Apr 2008 , 1:30pm
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ditto. i would mark where your top tier is going to be, make your stripes to go just slightly beyond that mark. that way when you place the top tier, it would give the illusion that the stripes go all the way across.

pretty cake... can't wait to see your version icon_biggrin.gif

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