"happy Birthday" Banner?

Decorating By ss4him Updated 10 Jan 2009 , 2:20pm by have_your_cake

ss4him Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 2:06pm
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I have seen some cakes with a banner reading "Happy Birthday". I am assuming the banner is made of gumpaste? And the writing looks so neat and clean ... can someone tell me what I should use for that?

Thanks so much!!

3 replies
summernoelle Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 2:20pm
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I just do mine with regular fondant, and drape it over the front of the cake. I used to dry mine and make them with gumpaste, but regular fondant, before it's dry, works great.

For the writing-edible marker. Works great.

ddaigle Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 2:20pm
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Some people just have gorgeous handwriting (not me). You can use the edible markers or use tappits and royal icing. I've just ordered the lower case tappits, becuase, though my writing on paper is nice...I freak out when I have to write on a cake. HTH.

have_your_cake Posted 10 Jan 2009 , 2:20pm
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Yes the banner is gumpaste. You can write with food color markers or royal icing. Maybe someone else will have other ideas.

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