I Only Need A Little Bit Of Icing For Writing.. What To Do?

Decorating By weidertm24 Updated 10 Aug 2011 , 4:42am by weidertm24

weidertm24 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:21pm
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I only need a little bit of icing to write on a cake and I don't want to make a whole batch of buttercream. What can I use/do instead?

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TexasSugar Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:30pm
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Colored piping gel?

Unlimited Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:46pm
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You could make a smaller batch or a glaze with powdered sugar and water, use chocolate/candy melts, or piping gel (like TexasSugar suggested).

brown_suga Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:52pm
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Wilton has small tubes of icing perfect for just writing or small details.

ajwonka Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 4:55pm
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I'd cheat and buy it!

bakingpw Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 5:14pm
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I prefer writing with chocolate so, I use colored compound choc. as well as my baking choc.. Just warm/melt as much as you need. I actually think it's easier to write a fine line with.

labmom Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 7:07pm
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i always stock up on chocolate and white canned frosting when our local store offers it for 50-75 cents a can. can always tint the white, and the chocolate is always good to have on hand. Just that last minute to write with or put on a cupcake or something ... (or for that sweet tooth)..lol.

it has saved me so many times just having it on hand.

mayo2222 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 7:13pm
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I normally just mix a little PS, Crisco and water together until I get the consistancy I am looking for

weidertm24 Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 4:42am
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Thanks everyone! I ended up just using PS and water. Was a little tricky but I got it eventually.

Thanks again

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