Monogram For Top Of Wedding Cake

Decorating By deetmar Updated 24 Sep 2009 , 11:52pm by cylstrial

deetmar Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 3:48pm
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What is the easiest way to make a Monogram for the top of a wedding cake. The client didn't want to purchase it, and wants me to make it.

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leah_s Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 4:12pm
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Considering you can buy one for $15, what are you charging her to make one?

Anyway, gumpaste with a skewer.

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 4:14pm
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No kidding....mine cost more than the typical ones found online.

deetmar Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 10:36pm
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I had planned on using my Cricut to make it, but it isn't working out

OregonCakeLady Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 10:41pm
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I have made them out of royal icing and a skewer. Just pipe the letter onto the front and the back of the skewer. There are two pictures on my profile of cakes that I have made the monograms this way and "N" and a "J". They shouldn't cost more than 15$ for the customer. Just be sure to make a back ups.

deetmar Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 12:04am
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I Love how yours turned ouy, I will give it a try

Thanks

indydebi Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 12:07am
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I'd sure as heck charge more than $15, especially if I had to make 2 or 3 as backups! icon_surprised.gif As we say about our cakes, if you want custom designed, hand made ...... then you're paying for it. Otherwise, buy the $15 one at the store.

OregonCakeLady Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 12:53am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I'd sure as heck charge more than $15, especially if I had to make 2 or 3 as backups! icon_surprised.gif As we say about our cakes, if you want custom designed, hand made ...... then you're paying for it. Otherwise, buy the $15 one at the store.




Thats the thing though. They can either buy one from the store with no benefit to me, or buy one from me and put money in my pocket. I like to try and be a good business woman icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 1:09am
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making 3 monograms for only $15 is not money in my pocket.

luvmysmoother Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:58am
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Gumpaste rolled out into a snake and shaped into a monogram is quick and easy if you're really in a pinch and want something really easyicon_smile.gif

Loucinda Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 11:09am
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I made one like the PP - I first printed the font and the size I wanted it out on paper, then rolled the gumpaste into kind of thick rolls - and shaped it over the image on the paper. Inserted skewers into where it would set on the cake before it was dry. Painted it with airbrush sheen colors when it was dry, worked perfectly. Not much time involved, and they loved it.

Artisticweddings Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 12:34pm
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I use a piece of very thin, but corrugated cardboard. Print out my monogram from the computer, then cover front and back with gum paste. I lay it on foam rubber to dry for a day.You can stick a couple of bamboo skewers in the bottom of it between corrugation and sink it into the cake. This is not time consuming --it took about 15 minutes. You can match the font to a monogram font they might have on their invitations or napkins.
LL

MBoyd Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 11:22pm
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call me a cheater, but I cut one out of foam core and then coated it with edible disco dust. Didn't have to make a backup since it wasn't fragile at all.
LL

Artisticweddings Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:16pm
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What did you put the disco dust on there with? It looks really nice --and you are not a cheater --you're smart icon_biggrin.gif

iluvjay829 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:40pm
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I made mine out of gumpaste. The bride wanted a very intricate "H" and the business she worked at had a machine that could cut out plastic. She cut me out the letter and i just rolled my gumpaste fairly thick, laid the letter on top, and cut it out with an exacto knife. Then I dusted it with pearl dust. Hope that helps...good luck!

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jax2008 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 8:16pm
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I am making my wedding cake and am looking for good recipes but cant seem to find them.. Another thing can you freeze cakes before hand then will they taste ok? THANKS!

deetmar Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:40pm
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I have decided to take the easy way out and stencil it. I cut out an oval out of gumpaste, and I will stencil it with RI. Thanks for all the great ideas. I just have too much going on this week to deal with it.

cylstrial Posted 24 Sep 2009 , 11:52pm
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Originally Posted by MBoyd

call me a cheater, but I cut one out of foam core and then coated it with edible disco dust. Didn't have to make a backup since it wasn't fragile at all.




MBoyd - I love your V!! It's awesome!

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