Please Help Me With The Alternitives To Piping For Writing

Decorating By cakeddc Updated 20 May 2013 , 10:55pm by cakeddc

cakeddc Posted 20 May 2013 , 9:29pm
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AI am horrible at writing. Most of the time I resort to something like this, I guess these are supposed to be guides that imprint on the frosting and then you pipe over them, but I'm just not crazy about that look. I have seen what I am trying to do, pressing them onto fondant, and it has looked really cool, however mine does not.

I get frustrated easily with tappit. I have seen the mini alphabet cutters by someone r&something... I think, but was wondering if there is a cookie cutter type of letter with a little more flair instead of a basic block look.

Also--since I do want to practice piping what should I use? What tip, what frosting base. I have only ever written with those royal icing type Wilton writers which I find very hard to control. Thanks for your thoughts!

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cakeddc Posted 20 May 2013 , 9:32pm
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AAn example of my "writing" really detracted from the whole cake I think. The Cherrios lettering I used a template that I printed on card stock and traced around on fondant.

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punkin90 Posted 20 May 2013 , 9:54pm
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To practice piping what I have done is to print the style of lettering I want to use from my computer (script or whatever) and then I placed the paper that I printed on a flat surface and put waxed paper over it and taped it down. I practice making the letters that way. I have used buttercream and melted chocolate for something different. It may help you to do it this way since you can wipe the icing off and start over without messing up on a cake.

Unlimited Posted 20 May 2013 , 9:56pm
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Your writing looks just fine!

I use tip #4. Any type of icing will work — thin consistency is best, if you're writing all day.

It helps if you can watch others write — it certainly helped me. I made a video — click the link below to view (I hope the text appears below the video... it doesn't for some viewers). Much luck!

cakeddc Posted 20 May 2013 , 10:54pm
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To practice piping what I have done is to print the style of lettering I want to use from my computer (script or whatever) and then I placed the paper that I printed on a flat surface and put waxed paper over it and taped it down. I practice making the letters that way. I have used buttercream and melted chocolate for something different. It may help you to do it this way since you can wipe the icing off and start over without messing up on a cake.

Great advice, thanks!

cakeddc Posted 20 May 2013 , 10:55pm
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Your writing looks just fine! I use tip #4. Any type of icing will work — thin consistency is best, if you're writing all day. It helps if you can watch others write — it certainly helped me. I made a video — click the link below to view (I hope the text appears below the video... it doesn't for some viewers). Much luck!

I don't see the video, but I'm on my phone, maybe on the computer I'll see it. Thanks!

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