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.


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


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