Words On The Sides Of Wedding Cake Tiers

Decorating By Antgirl Updated 2 Aug 2008 , 2:51am by antonia74

Antgirl Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:22pm
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A bride wants Happily Ever After written on the tiers of her cake. I searched the galleries for examples of wedding cakes with writing on the tiers but couldn't find any. Does anyone have a link to some?
Also -- a concern I have is that Happily is the longest of the words and it would go on the top tier, and the shorter words would be on the larger tiers. Maybe I could write the whole phrase on each tier, progressively larger, but that would be a lot of words on the small (6") top tier.
Any advice? Thanks!!

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tx_cupcake Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:32pm
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I'm just going to bump you since I too would like to know how this is done.

crystalina1977 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:32pm
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this is one of my fav cakes with writing onthe sides :http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=52436

I hope this helps you.

crystalina1977 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:34pm
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holy cow sorry!

jibbies Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:34pm
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Martha Stewart has had a couple of cakes in her Martha Stewart wedding magazine that have writing on the sides, and Wilton has one in one of their cake books, I'm not home right now or I would look them up for you,(I have the books). You might be able to find them on the internet.
It is a technique that can be very classy, if it's done correctly.


valerie01 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:40pm
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Here's a cake I made with writing on the sides. Not for a wedding though, and not nearly as gorgeous as the one crystalina1977 posted.


toodlesjupiter Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:44pm
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Here is one that i had saved to my favs. I think its beautiful.


janelwaters Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:51pm
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those are all so pretty! how are the words done? are they royal icing and added or piped directly on the cake???? They just look so perfect! LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!!

yvy_cano Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:52pm
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Here are a few

homemaluhia Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 6:03pm
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I used one of the templates that Doug's made and then in my Freehand program used different font sizes to see how it would look and how to space it.

I'd suggest using Sugar Veil instead of RI. Sugar Veil will form to you curved surface and look shiny and smooth.


antonia74 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 6:05pm
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Here's two I did. The pink/brown one was freehand (which I should have done much smaller, in retrospect!) , the pink/green one was using stencils...

jammjenks Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 7:17pm
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I did this one. It's not a wedding cake, but it does have writing.


I found a font I liked, then printed it in the size in the size I needed. Then I used the pin-prick method to transfer it to the cake.

kristina67 Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 3:19pm
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homemaluhia...what is sugar veil?

tx_cupcake Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 3:43pm
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Antonia, did you use edible marker on those cakes?

janelwaters Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 3:50pm
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I have sugar veil also and I really love it - I just have problems using all of it and I feel like I waste so much - but it really is just about the COOLEST thing ever!

I was just wondering how everyone else does the writing.

btw - you DON'T have to have the "air pen" to use sugar veil - you can use just a regular piping bag and regular tips.

Chef_Stef Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 3:51pm
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There's one in my pics, red and white. I lightly freehanded with a toothpick where I wanted to "write" and piped that with IMBC, but I'd use royal as an option. They loved it--it was a line from a song he'd written for her.

I've seen a cake with "happily ever after" on it, and it looked fine. Can't remember, but maybe pipe the Happily smaller, then increase the font size as you get to the larger tiers?

mcdonald Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 3:55pm
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I have always wanted to do a cake with writing on the side. They are so so pretty but my writing is terrible.

I am going to check out the sugar veil product!!! I thought it was kindof expensive though???

janelwaters Posted 1 Aug 2008 , 4:13pm
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I usually get the 1lb packet and it makes a lot! I just wish someone would post about how to keep the "left overs" for reuse. It really has made my life MUCH easier!

antonia74 Posted 2 Aug 2008 , 2:51am
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Originally Posted by txcupcake

Antonia, did you use edible marker on those cakes?

No, it was lustre dust thinned with vodka. I use a very fine paintbrush for the hand-written one and a stencil brush for the one done with the stencil letters.

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