Icing A Name Or Couple Of Letters On A Cake ?

Decorating By Nicki161 Updated 4 Mar 2014 , 10:13pm by MBalaska

Nicki161 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 5:58pm
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AIf any one can shed any light on this please I would be really grateful, I have looked into doing this as so many cakes have beautiful writing on them, I understand that people sometimes trace and allow them to dry before applying them to the cake , but my question is do you pre buy the writing set as only a tiny amount must be needed or do you mix something ? As the amount must be so small, I've tried melted chocolate but it seemed to pour out and form a puddle and I have tried mixing a tiny bit of royal icing and the same happened, I printed off a alphabet then used wax paper to trace I used wilton tip 1 , I have also brought a silicone pen type thing you fill, not having much luck with it :-( I needed to do a cake at the weekend I'll attach a picture of what I'm wanting to achieve so hopefully someone can help , in the end I ended up writing it on with edible food pens :-( didn't look the same [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3197284/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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morganchampagne Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 6:51pm
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AYou can do a royal icing transfer for the words and stick them on the hearts befire you attach them to the cake. Just print off the words in the font you like.. place wax paper over it and pipe. Let them dry

AnnieCahill Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:00pm
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You can also do them in chocolate.  Whatever you do, make SEVERAL as they will be fragile!

Nicki161 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:04pm
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AHow much would you mix of the royal icing with only needing a small amount ? Is royal icing and melted chocolate the best thing to use? I thought about doing several and I do with all my thing just in case lol , Thank you for replying

morganchampagne Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:26pm
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AI'm not sure...you could try googling small batch royal icing recipes. I'm not sure which one is bette, I've never piped belted chocolate outside of pastry school.

Nicki161 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:29pm
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AI will thank you , when you watch videos etc it always looks so easy and comes out a lovely consistency mine was nothing like that ,

Nicki161 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 7:52pm
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AJust found this recipe on google, I never put meringue powder in mine or cream of tartar maybe that would make the difference to the consistency firm it up a bit be less runny Do you think?

MBalaska Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 9:00pm
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you can make a batch royal icing and freeze it in airtight bags. You could make several small bags out of one batch of royal icing and pull them out as needed to write on one cake.  (I'm a big user of vacuum sealer machines).


secondly you could purchase a bag of premixed royal icing powder.  Just take out a small amount, add water, mix, write.  Close up the bag well to protect the mix. ( again......I re-seal the bag with the heat sealer on the vacuum machine.)

Nicki161 Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 9:12pm
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AThank you MBalaska perfect idea! your a star

MBalaska Posted 4 Mar 2014 , 10:13pm
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I wish I was!  :roll:  but I'm just a person who has to make due with what little I have.  Also I can't write or draw for crap, so I applaud your nice piping-writing.  I have to use tappits & clikstix.

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