How Would You Put Writing On This Cake?

Decorating By nccustomcakes Updated 21 Mar 2011 , 11:13am by CakeCrystals

nccustomcakes Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 7:15pm
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Hi All,

I'm new First post...

I'm going to be doing a cake like this
http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/2011/01/verticle-layer-rose-cake-1.html
with Bettercreme...

the customer wants Happy 30th Birthday Sis written somewhere. What do you suggest? I'm going to do a 9inch round cake on a 12 inch round board. Not sure that there's going to be enough room to write on the cake board. Not sure that writing on top of this cake direct with icing would look good. Should I try to make something out of fondant like hearts, write on those and then have her place those on the cake just before serving?

Would love some other ideas...
Thanks!
Caroline icon_biggrin.gif

26 replies
therese379 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:11pm
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caroline.. the cake is too beautiful to write on top.. I would do what you said, make a heart of fondant and write on it.... icon_wink.gif therese

cheatize Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:13pm
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I agree, it would look out of place directly on the cake or on the board.

mfoxx9 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:21pm
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I don't have a solution for you, but I wanted to thank you for posting this link! I LOVE this cake! I'm going to try the rose thing on my next cake. Thank you so much!

cookiemom08 Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 8:30pm
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I just made this cake last week. It was a huge hit with my family! Do not write on it .Love the heart idea.
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nccustomcakes Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 10:33pm
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Thanks for the confirmation icon_biggrin.gif - yeah I agree! So tricky! I'll stick with the fondant heart idea unless someone else can think of a better solution.

Crazboutcakes Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 10:52pm
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I love this cake too and to write on it would be ashame but, could you incorporate a banner of fondant or something to look like ribbon with it on there, just a thought. Post pictures. =)

tokazodo Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 11:04pm
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I agree. Writing on this cake would ruin the flowers.

Why not a fondant bow with the writing on the tails of the ribbon??
Something small, delicate and feminine to match the flowers?

Or a banner, or a heart, they all sound good!

Minstrelmiss Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 11:06pm
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What about a small card that sits in from of the cake in the front? I love the little feminine bow idea too.

Minstrelmiss Posted 9 Mar 2011 , 11:09pm
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OK, I just looked closer to the cake you referred to! How did she do that with a round??!! Just beautiful.

mareg Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 6:34am
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I would make a ribbon banner and set it on the side bottom.

belizeandevil Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:52am
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Use Acetate Liners / Sheets you can make a banner on top of the tape
write on it, and stand it up.
It clear, so you will still see the cake.

Chonte Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 7:54am
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use a 14in board, then you will have the space to write on it, i would cut the letters out of fondant icon_smile.gif

CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 8:48am
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I like the idea of making a bow and writing on the tails of the ribbon

nodoubter22 Posted 10 Mar 2011 , 9:04am
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I like the small card idea with maybe a border using a round tip.

ChRiStY_71 Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 1:32am
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I think a scroll or fancy banner made out of fondant and placed across the bottom of the cake would look fine.

cownsj Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 3:19am
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I wish I had another idea to offer, though all posted are good. I'm just glad you posted this cake. I saved it already and can't wait to make it. I LOVE the look of it, and it doesn't look too hard (I hope I'm right)

cherrycakes Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 2:02pm
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I just made this cake for my family this weekend! It only took 10 minutes to decorate and looked beautiful! How about using a ribbon for the edge of the cake board that says Happy Birthday on it?

cownsj Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:42pm
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

I just made this cake for my family this weekend! It only took 10 minutes to decorate and looked beautiful! How about using a ribbon for the edge of the cake board that says Happy Birthday on it?




cherrycakes, since you've already made the cake, I'll ask you my question. Is this done by just doing the same swirl you'd do on top of a cupcake? That's what it looks like to me. Funny, I saw this photo, fell in love and knew I wanted to make it. Then a friend emailed me today to ask if I could do a cake for her daughter's birthday on Thurs. I showed her this cake and she loves it. So I get to do the cake I wanted to try anyway, but want to be sure of the technique going in.
Her daughter is younger, so I'll be adding some simple colorful butterflies on it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

cherrycakes Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:50pm
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

I just made this cake for my family this weekend! It only took 10 minutes to decorate and looked beautiful! How about using a ribbon for the edge of the cake board that says Happy Birthday on it?



cherrycakes, since you've already made the cake, I'll ask you my question. Is this done by just doing the same swirl you'd do on top of a cupcake? That's what it looks like to me. Funny, I saw this photo, fell in love and knew I wanted to make it. Then a friend emailed me today to ask if I could do a cake for her daughter's birthday on Thurs. I showed her this cake and she loves it. So I get to do the cake I wanted to try anyway, but want to be sure of the technique going in.
Her daughter is younger, so I'll be adding some simple colorful butterflies on it.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Yes - it's exactly the same technique (start at the centre of the rose and swirl out). When I first saw it I also wanted to do it immediately! I sometimes get tired of having to work on a cake for 10 hours or so so it's really nice to make a beautiful cake in such little time!

cownsj Posted 14 Mar 2011 , 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

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Originally Posted by cownsj

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Originally Posted by cherrycakes

I just made this cake for my family this weekend! It only took 10 minutes to decorate and looked beautiful! How about using a ribbon for the edge of the cake board that says Happy Birthday on it?



cherrycakes, since you've already made the cake, I'll ask you my question. Is this done by just doing the same swirl you'd do on top of a cupcake? That's what it looks like to me. Funny, I saw this photo, fell in love and knew I wanted to make it. Then a friend emailed me today to ask if I could do a cake for her daughter's birthday on Thurs. I showed her this cake and she loves it. So I get to do the cake I wanted to try anyway, but want to be sure of the technique going in.
Her daughter is younger, so I'll be adding some simple colorful butterflies on it.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Yes - it's exactly the same technique (start at the centre of the rose and swirl out). When I first saw it I also wanted to do it immediately! I sometimes get tired of having to work on a cake for 10 hours or so so it's really nice to make a beautiful cake in such little time!




Thank you for responding so quickly. I was hoping you were online... lol Since I saw it I've been trying to figure out who I could do the cake for because I sure don't need to eat another one. I think it was the luck of the Irish on this one; a cake I love and really want to do, IT"S QUICK TO DO (YEAH), and I get to do it for a friend's daughter, and she was born on St. Paddy's Day. I'm so excited to be doing it.. I'd ask you if that sounds silly, but since you did it right away, I guess not. thumbs_up.gif

cownsj Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 2:01am
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cherrycakes, I hope you don't mind me asking one more question. Do you remember what size tip you used when you did the cake?

cherrycakes Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 2:29am
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cherrycakes, I hope you don't mind me asking one more question. Do you remember what size tip you used when you did the cake?




Not at all! That's why the majority of us are here! I used the 1M tip from Wilton.

cownsj Posted 16 Mar 2011 , 2:39am
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Once again you're my hero. Thank you so much. icon_biggrin.gif

CakeCrystals Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 5:36pm
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I'm not sure if this idea was given, but i'll share anyway. You could leave a 4 in diamete circle in the middle of the cake (smoothed of course) and write your greeting there.

Just a thought icon_wink.gif

cownsj Posted 18 Mar 2011 , 6:28pm
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Originally Posted by CakeCrystals

I'm not sure if this idea was given, but i'll share anyway. You could leave a 4 in diamete circle in the middle of the cake (smoothed of course) and write your greeting there.

Just a thought icon_wink.gif




Good idea.

I just did the cake and made a large butterfly and wrote on that and put it upright into the cake (mine was for a little girl and it had smaller butterflies on the cake as well)

CakeCrystals Posted 21 Mar 2011 , 11:13am
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Don't forget to post a pic.

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