How To Pipe Font Perfectly

Decorating By KarolynAndrea Updated 2 Aug 2011 , 4:09pm by angelleyes

LateBloomer Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:39pm
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Thanks so much for the info and the websites. I think all newbies like me are scared of printing on cakes.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:53pm
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Karolyn....another question, what size do you make your font? I am having trouble figuring out which one would look best. I don't wan the name to be over powering, but I don't want this little name that looks like an after thought. I'm sure its something I'll need to play with. But I am putting this on a 10" Round that is 4" high icon_smile.gif

KarolynAndrea Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 8:00pm
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On a 4" cake, (on the side) I usually do 100 or 150 for the size.
When you print preview in Word, you can see on the left and the top the ruler, it shows you how tall the font is.
I have printed it out before and it was too big so I adjusted it.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 8:05pm
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Thanks for all your help! I hope my cake looks half as nice as yours!!

Renaejrk Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 8:10pm
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If you use acetate instead of wax paper & print backwards you can just do it like an fbct - it will come off that way!

I LOVE the idea of using the caulking to make different designs to do impressions!!!!! I am SO going to use that - thanks!!!

KarolynAndrea Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 8:12pm
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Originally Posted by Renaejrk

If you use acetate instead of wax paper & print backwards you can just do it like an fbct - it will come off that way!

I LOVE the idea of using the caulking to make different designs to do impressions!!!!! I am SO going to use that - thanks!!!


Renaejrk, where do you get the acetate?

Renaejrk Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 8:18pm
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I have gotten mine at Hobby Lobby, and even Wal-Mart! It's basically transparency paper - it's not as flimsy as wax paper or parchment and completely clear too. You could probably find it online.

sammie192 Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 10:00pm
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Thank you - Thank you Like so many my handwriting is not so good. I would use foudant to write on. thanks to you I can do this and I think on some of my cake it well work much better. can't you use the clear folders, sometime they are protecter sheets I know that's not spell right, but anyone know what I am tring to say! you would use these sheet in a three ring binder. I think they work to, I get them in office supplies area .

FullHouse Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 9:50pm
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Thank you so much for sharing this technique, seems so much better thsn the pin prick method. I can't wait to try it.

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 10:17pm
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Boy there's a lot of great ideas here! Thanks for sharing! icon_biggrin.gif

GL79 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 10:22pm
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Thanks for sharing

bobwonderbuns Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 10:24pm
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You know it's funny, just today I bought a clip art book of 79 decorative alphabets -- now I have more than one way to use them! Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif

rcolson13 Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 3:43am
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Thank you for the tip! By the time I'm writing on a cake, I'm usually pretty tired. Sometimes I am extra tired and the writing takes away from my cake. I'll definitely try this!

CristyH Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:18am
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Awesome! Thanks so much!!!

noahsmummy Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:27am
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thanks. =)

beachmama Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 3:54am
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Cool!

Brendabeeper Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:19am
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I can't wait to give this a try!

nancyg Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:39am
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love this idea...thanks

dreamcakesmom Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 4:40am
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So excited- have a couple cakes this weekend I can try this out on! Thank you

Stitches Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 2:39pm
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Any chance someone has taken photographs of this process? I'd understand this better if I saw it..........

TIA

VNatividad Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 6:35pm
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Your work is awesome, thanks for your tips. I want to be you when I grow up! PS. I'm ordering my sugarshack dvd this week.

sweettooth88 Posted 9 Apr 2010 , 7:47pm
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awesome tip

mrsdizney Posted 12 Apr 2010 , 6:50pm
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Great Idea!! Cant wait to try it!!

AJ8cake Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 4:33am
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I always wondered how to get such perfect font piping done...i tried everything and it was always shakey or even worse...crooked! I can't wait to try this technique. Thank you so much for sharing. This website rocks!!

cheriej Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 4:48am
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Thank you so much for this! I have 2 cakes, sheet cakes, next week and I was dreading that I would have to write on them both. Now I can try this! icon_smile.gif

beckback Posted 31 Jul 2010 , 3:08pm
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i can get them onto my computer but i can't figure out how to access them while i am in WORD. any tips if you have the time?

thank you!
diane[/quote]

Diane, When pulling fonts off the web you need to watch where they get saved and then find your Fonts folder in your computer and move the new font file to your computer's Font folder.
Make sure you are closed out of any programs that you want to use the font in before you move the font and reopen when the font has been moved to the computer's font folder. Sometimes a restart of your computer is required also

Thank you,
BeckBack

OdessaMom Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 2:08am
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Wow, thanks for sharing! I'm going to try this tomorrow!!

Sugar_and_Spice Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 3:50am
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Great tip. I usually just don't write on my cakes because I always think it looks horrible. Definately going to try this.

janice2020 Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 10:56pm
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Has anyone thought of how to do this technique on fondant?

imagenthatnj Posted 11 Mar 2011 , 11:26pm
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This technique it's old and it's used on fondant a lot.

How to make a impression on fondant:




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