I have viewed many cakes with what looks like disney fonts used for the writing. How is this done? I use disney fonts as an example but there are many computerized fonts being used. Some writing appears to be transfers other appear in fondant. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
One option is to use a royal icing transfer (RIT). Print out the writing in the font and size you will be using. Tape paper down on a flat surface. Tape a piece of plastic wrap over that. Outline the letters with thicker royal icing, then fill them in with the icing thinned to flow consistency. Here is a link to a thread discussing the technique. Page 2 of the thread has great detailed instructions with photos by Cakehelp.
Also, here's a video by Edna that might help.
Most of my cakes are buttercream. I use the computer to write my message with a font I like in the size I need. Then I print it in reverse. I tape a piece of acetate over this and pipe royal icing onto the plastic. I remove the plastic from the paper before it dries, but then let it sit until it dries completely.
After my bc has crusted, I press the message into the cake. That gives me an impression or indention to use as a guide for my buttercream.
Just another way to use the computer.
Thanks for the tips!