I need to write on a fondant banner. Should I use those special pens or buttercream or royal icing????
I have used both RI and pens or markers...the markers/pens are easier, but look less impressive than piping!
I would either pipe it on.....or paint it with a brush and gel color mixed with vodka.
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.
Thanks for all your opinions!!
I use Americolor food markers alot but you can pipe in royal too...depends on which way you write neater, I guess.
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!
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...
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.
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...
Bel_Anne I love your banner I think I will take your advice!!
Bel_Anne I think I will send you all my banners to write on for me.
Your handwriting is amazing!
Oh thanks! If only I could pipe! Haha.