Writing On Cakes

Business By Beanie1001 Updated 30 Jun 2008 , 11:54pm by Beanie1001

Beanie1001 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:26pm
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I'm starting up and suck at it. It's never straight or placed properly. What's a good way to write on cakes, space properly. Do you download a font and do a transfer???

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sari66 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:30pm
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Someone posted that they use a laser leveler to get a straight line without marring the cake maybe u can try that?
Just stack the leveler on books or something so the line is where you need it.

sari66 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:47pm
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Someone posted that they use a laser leveler to get a straight line without marring the cake maybe u can try that?
Just stack the leveler on books or something so the line is where you need it.

frosting111 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:55pm
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Originally Posted by Beanie1001

I'm starting up and suck at it. It's never straight or placed properly. What's a good way to write on cakes, space properly. Do you download a font and do a transfer???




Before I write on my cakes I always turn the cake pan I baked the cake in over and practice on the back of it...I will place something where flowers or decorations would be on the cake, and then practice my fonts,fonts size and placement of my writing....you can use your spatula to wipe the icing off the pan and do it over and over till your comfortable with how your going to write it on the cake...HTH's, Mary

plbennett_8 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 5:58pm
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I try NOT to write on cakes...lol icon_rolleyes.gif But, when I do I have found that the Wilton Script Press helps a lot for me. I have never had a "pretty" hand writing, so that works.

Something that I have read along the way is to center the Middle letter of the word or phrase and work outward. Kind of like the old method of centering type on a manual typewriter... Ok...dating myself... icon_razz.gif

If I had an edible printer, I would never write on a cake again...chuckle..

Good luck!
Pat

leah_s Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 6:07pm
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The other trick that I learned long ago, is to make your writing kind of curly and funky. That way it's not even supposed to be evenand level and it looks all arty.

mindywith3boys Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 6:10pm
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sari66 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 6:16pm
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Someone posted that they use a laser leveler to get a straight line without marring the cake maybe u can try that?
Just stack the leveler on books or something so the line is where you need it.

eiyapet Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 9:50pm
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Here is something my mom and I came up with and works great. We smooth our BC with viva towels after they crust. Then we actually print whatever lettering we want off the computer, trace it in a sheet of Viva and lay it in the cake. Take a pin or needle and poke holes along the lines to create a stencil to follow. You can use any lettering you have a font for. Here is a picture - I think the name of this font was Heather.
LL

Beanie1001 Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 11:54pm
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Thanks for the help! I may try poking the pin through paper/viva towels!!!

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