How To Give The Appearance Of Pencil Writing...

Decorating By staceyd1984 Updated 16 Jul 2009 , 7:18pm by staceyd1984

staceyd1984 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 5:48pm
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i'm looking for inspiration of how to make writing look like it was done in pencil?

i'm making a book cake for a teacher who is retiring and i would like it to look as though the writing on the cake was done in pencil as that what the kids would be using. the only thing i can think of if grey royal icing but grey isn't always the most attractive of colours especially in a decent amount of writing so wondered whether any of you had any ideas of another way to do it?

thanks in advance!

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KASCARLETT Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 6:35pm
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If you want it to look like pencil, you will need to use gray. Maybe just don't do it as dark. Or you could make it like a colored pencil.

2kiddos Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 6:45pm
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You need to use a light/medium shade of grey, and a small tip. You could also make a fondant pencil to lay on the book/page to add to the illusion

Stephi1 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 6:46pm
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I would do a dark gray icing and write the letters a little less than perfect (you know, like kids would).

sadsmile Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 6:54pm
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You could mix white colring with a little black and use a thin brush.

mw902 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 7:00pm
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why not try a black food writer?

mpetty Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 7:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephi1

I would do a dark gray icing and write the letters a little less than perfect (you know, like kids would).




LOL, in other words, the way my writing always looks on cake! icon_rolleyes.gif

staceyd1984 Posted 16 Jul 2009 , 7:18pm
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lol thanks for your tips!

my writing is never perfect either so this should be right up my alley too lol...

ive made a fondant pencil, red pen, ruler and apple that im going to use on the cake. also a few gold stars icon_smile.gif

i'll post the pics once its done!

thanks again!

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