Letters

Decorating By anikahmae Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 5:10pm by Herekittykitty

anikahmae Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:12pm
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I am making a cake for my niece's graduation party this weekend. I ordered funky letters and numbers, just pulled them out to use and I am missing part of the letters and numbers. I am so mad that I didn't check them over when
I recieved them. icon_cry.gif Does anyone have any ideas for me to make letters or numbers? We have a few craft stores, but the only thing I have found is the ones from Wilton and they are so small. Any suggestions would be appriecated. Thanks

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Herekittykitty Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:34pm
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You could find a font you like and print out your saying then place a piece of wax paper over the print out and use royal icing to trace.

How much drying time do you have?

jennbrownrigg Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:39pm
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I agree with herekittykitty. But if you don't have much drying time, I often use the candy melts. It sets in minutes and I personally find that they are less fragile than royal.
Good Luck.

DetailsByDawn Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:49pm
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Love the candy melts too - so easy! If you decide to go that route.... Once you pipe your letters, let them set at room temp. It takes longer, but just do your tracing on wax/parchment on a cookie sheet. Once done, set aside somewhere safe until dry. If you set them in the fridge, they tend to curl up at the ends a bit and don't sit right on your cake. Before you use them, you can certainly put them into the fridge for easier handling. HTH!

anikahmae Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:00pm
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That sounds great! I have never used candy melts, how do you melt them? Also any suggustions on web site for fonts? Thanks, i feel so much better now icon_biggrin.gif

Cindy619 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 3:22pm
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The great thing about candy melts is that they are a lot more forgiving that regular chocolate! I like to put candy melts directly into a piping bag and microwave at 30 second intervals - if I'm melting white ones I usually microwave at 50% power, otherwise I use full power.

Herekittykitty Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 5:10pm
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Candymelts/chocolate... dunce.gif I have only ever used RI.

I love these websites, all the fonts are free.

http://www.1001freefonts.com/
http://www.free-fonts.com/font/fire.html
http://www.scrapvillage.com/dingbats.htm

There is another one that specializes in famous fonts but have lost the link or it was taken down, not sure which. icon_confused.gif

HTH.

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