Writing On Cakes

Decorating By blondie Updated 15 Oct 2009 , 11:38pm by poohsmomma

blondie Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:14pm
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How do I get the writing on cakes pretty and even. I have arthritis in my hands and it is progressively gettin worse, so my writing is worse and uneven now. The largest stencil I found was 3/4" and I sometimes need larger?

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cakebaker1957 Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:29pm
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Originally Posted by blondie

How do I get the writing on cakes pretty and even. I have arthritis in my hands and it is progressively gettin worse, so my writing is worse and uneven now. The largest stencil I found was 3/4" and I sometimes need larger?




A lot of CCer's do a font on the computer , Can you use fondant?? sometimes i do that one cause i hate my writing .

Loucinda Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:30pm
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Get a couple of sets of tappits - and cut what you need to write out of gumpaste. It looks very nice and clean.

__Jamie__ Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:31pm
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I do something different sometimes. Go look at the black and white monogram and it explains it all at different points in the comment section. That's how I did the Coach logo as well.

tripleD Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 8:43pm
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I use a cricut to cut out special lettering from icing sheets or gumpaste.
But if I do it freehand I use a laser level. it will put a straight line and not even touch the cake and it works great.

littlecake Posted 9 Oct 2009 , 9:38pm
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if you thin the icing out....some people use gel, i just use water, you won't have to squeeze so hard...i like using a 3 tip, i think thats bigger than a lot of people use.

practice making just some cool letters you like on paper with a pencil...i kinda stole my daughter in law's writing style, and started using it on cakes...you can come up with some cool simple letters.

she told me "you totally STOLE my writing!"...i said *snicker*...i know.

i love writing on cakes now.

blondie Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 6:34pm
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Thanks everyone. I will have to try those.

ShelleyMJ Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:05pm
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I am just learning but I have found that if I use transparency sheets and print from the PC, I can use as a template. It works pretty good for me.

CarolAnn Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:06pm
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LURVELY, I looked at your b/w monogram but there are no comments to be seen. Beauitful work!

TripleD tell me about your lazer leveler. Writing up/downhill is my biggest problem.

__Jamie__ Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:07pm
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I'll pm ya

snocilla Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:34pm
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Lurvely - Can you PM me those instructions too? I can't see comments either!

snocilla Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:36pm
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Did you somehow disable your comments when you changed your name?

__Jamie__ Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 7:44pm
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They're back.

Chatawa67 Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 9:49pm
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I have had difficutly in writing also. I have cheated and printed the lettering on rice paper and laid on the cake. Have you ever tried the stencil sets you can buy for lettering?

poohsmomma Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 11:38pm
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I found a great idea in the book Two Hour Party Cakes by Carol Deacon. I use my computer to compose my message, arrange the style and fonts, and then print it in reverse. I tape that printed sheet to a clear plastic and pipe the message in royal icing. (Remember, it's backwards at this point.) When the royal icing gets hard, I use the plastic like an impression sheet to press the message into my cake. Then I have a guide for piping in BC.
I work mainly in BC but I have done it on fondant.

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