I see so many perfectly executed monograms written in cake. How do you do that? I have the molds for fondant but I don't like using them. They are a pain. I realy like the ones that are written on the cake. They are so much more elegant looking. How is that done?
I do mine on a gumpaste plaque. Look in my pics for the monogram. I give some instructions further down in the comments. If this is something you were referring to, it should help!
Oh....I didn't read your whole post. Well, it is what works for me. If you make it the same color as your cake, and small enough, and roll it think enough, it would not be noticeable. You can get pretty perfect results this way, I have found.
I'm sure mine are not some of those great ones you looked at, , but I do them right on the side of the cake with BC.
Indydeb, if I could pipe on the side of a cake worth a darn, and not look like a kid scrawled on it...I would! Lol....I can't write sideways with my arm suspended in the air, and am JEALOUS of those that can!
Of course yours were some of the cakes I looked at indydebi, they are beautiful!
But I'm in the same boat as Jaime, can't pipe worth a rippin' flip on the side of a cake! I need something to trace!
Use your clay gun, make "worms" of fondant, and form them into the letters on the cake. You can also print the "monogram" off on your printer and use the pin prick method to transfer it to the cake.
I forgot about this one....I actually made my plaque from this design!
You can also use the FBCT method with the lettering.
Hopefully this is what you are talking about but you can print the fonts you like then trace it on wax paper with either chocolate or royal icing then pearl dust on it and glue with RI or piping gel or directly on to buttercream.
I hate doing monograms..depending on the budget, some are piped some are in fondant and some are stencils.