Diamonte Monogram

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calamity_clair Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:28pm
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Would love some tips n how to create a diamante monogram please.

Thanks
Clair

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Dreme Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:52pm
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I make offer handmade cake toppers as an option to clients. I usually make them out of gumpaste. Just print out the size and font of the letter(s) to use as a template. I cut the template out, place it on top of the gumpaste, and roll the template slightly into the gumpaste. When you pull off the template the letter(s) should be transfered. I take an exacto pen and trace the monogram. I let the monogram dry until it is able to be handled. I take royal icing and glue on each rhinestone in all parts of the monogram, letting it dry between sides. Occasionally I may opt to make one from wood in which I die cut the monogram by machine. When you are done you have a custom pretty monogram.

Hope that helps.

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calamity_clair Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 12:56pm
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Thanks for the pointers.

Have you ever tried using a plastic base and gluing? Just wondering whether this might be easier to take off the cake. Also do you have any fonts that you find work well?

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Dreme Posted 1 Mar 2010 , 1:42pm
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I have never used a plastic base. Will look into that. The monograms are pretty easy to take off the cake. Sorry forgot to mention that I do put skewers in parts of the monogram to secure it to the top of the cake. Some fonts I use are Garamond, Monotype Corsiva, Edwardian Script (Fragile), and French Script. Pretty much anything with a serif or cursive font that holds up.

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calamity_clair Posted 2 Mar 2010 , 4:23am
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Thank you again, will have a go at it today icon_smile.gif

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