Message On Cake, Without Having To Write On Actual Cake?

Decorating By es329 Updated 26 Jul 2013 , 10:53pm by hbquikcomjamesl

es329 Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 1:45am
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Does anyone have any cute suggestions for ways to put a message on a cake without having to write on the actual cake? Pictures? I have horrible handwriting so I'm looking for something so I don't risk ruining the cake with my awful writing. I've seen cute banner like things on skewers on Pintrest, has anybody ever used/made those?

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 1:49am
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AIf its a birthday, you could print girlfriend tag/card on rice paper

morganchampagne Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 1:50am
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AI typically cover my board in fondant and then use alphabet fondant cutters to cut out messages and place them on the board. I have the same problem with writing on a cake. I never like how it looks

kakeladi Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 4:02am
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How about using ribbon on the b oard?  I just found some nice sized HB robbon at a $ store.  You could just glue it to the board or wrap it around the cake even.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 8:13am
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Edible printing?

owatto Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:27am
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I have horrible piping/handwriting so I have a letter press, then I either leave it like that or pipe over it.

JacklynM Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 9:23pm
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AI have my sister do it! She has better handwriting than I do haha. If not I use cutters. Edible markers are also easier for me to use than piping.

kikiandkyle Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:07pm
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I've done one of those skewer banners, I used little alphabet stickers I found in the scrapbooking section at Target, they also have little packs of really pretty paper for a dollar that you can make the banner out of.


But usually I type the message I want up in Word, then try it out in a bunch of fonts until I find one I like, then I print it to the scale I want, cut it out and try to use it as a guide on my cake. I often do the writing with a pin, then pipe over it once I'm happy. 

as you wish Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:42pm
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AI don't like my handwriting either! I bought tappits just so I wouldn't ruin an otherwise lovely cake with my horrific writing!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 26 Jul 2013 , 10:53pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

 I often do the writing with a pin, then pipe over it once I'm happy. 


Great idea. It would probably have prevented the shrinking-point-size problem with the Leland Awards cake from last year.

Cake for 2012 Leland Awards


I'd try it for this year's Leland Awards cake, but I was planning on photographing the cavity-side of some Ludlow matrices spelling out the words, in the font of my choice (sorry, I don't have a picture handy of what I'm talking about), and then including that image in the sheet of edible printing I have made up for the cake.

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