What Would You Do? Writing On Fondant Banner

Decorating By Faffy Updated 17 Apr 2010 , 1:14am by Bel_Anne

Faffy Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 4:10am
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I need to write on a fondant banner. Should I use those special pens or buttercream or royal icing????

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Evoir Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 4:22am
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I have used both RI and pens or markers...the markers/pens are easier, but look less impressive than piping!

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 4:48am
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I would either pipe it on.....or paint it with a brush and gel color mixed with vodka.

metria Posted 15 Apr 2010 , 5:08am
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all 3 will work. honestly, do whatever you think you can do best. practice on some wax paper and see which looks good to you.

Faffy Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:46am
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Thanks for all your opinions!! icon_biggrin.gif

Kitagrl Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:56am
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I use Americolor food markers alot but you can pipe in royal too...depends on which way you write neater, I guess.

cakesrock Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 3:51am
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I have also cut out fondant letters and 'glued' on. Yes, use Americolor markers - I wouldn't bother with the Wilton markers. I prefer to paint, though. I'm not good at writing with icing!

Bel_Anne Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 4:11am
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I LOVE the americolor pens!! I use them on banners all the time... I have an alphabet book for different fonts.. (you could just type what you need to write on the comp in whatever font you wanted).. Then I just free hand copy onto the gumpaste... Seriously I love them.. Here's a banner I recently for my daughter...


Texas_Rose Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 4:22am
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If no one will be eating it...for example a rock-hard gumpaste plaque...I use regular non-toxic markers on it. They're cheap, have more colors than food markers, and they work really well especially after the piece is dry.

Kitagrl Posted 16 Apr 2010 , 12:55pm
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I wouldn't use regular markers because you never know....alot of times kids love to start chomping on the hardened fondant or gumpaste pieces...

Faffy Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 12:57am
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Bel_Anne I love your banner I think I will take your advice!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

kimblyd Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 1:06am
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Bel_Anne I think I will send you all my banners to write on for me. icon_biggrin.gif

Your handwriting is amazing!


Bel_Anne Posted 17 Apr 2010 , 1:14am
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Oh thanks! If only I could pipe! Haha.

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