How To Use Computer Fonts On Cake?

Decorating By slb1956 Updated 9 Jul 2007 , 3:02pm by birdgirl

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slb1956 Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 12:51am
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My writing on cake is terrible..I've heard people say they use computer font to write on cake..How do you do that?


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Doug Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 1:04am
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method 1:
print out message to size needed
cover in wax paper
trace in royal icing.
allow dry.
peel off
place on cake

method 2:
print out message to size needed.
use to create stencil
use stencil to cut out letters from fondant or gumpaste
OR place stencil on cake and dab paint (like stenciling a wall)

method 3:
print out message to size needed.
lay on cake
use sewing pin -- prick little holes through paper and into frosting / fondant
trace w/ BC or RI
(in place of pin, some trace letter w/ sharp pointed object that won't cut paper to dent the frosting)

method 4: print image out in REVERSE. cover w/ wax paper and trace in piping gel.
Let gel set up just a bit.
press on to cake to leave pattern
trace in BC or RI

variation -- trace in RI and allow to fully harden.
then press into cake top
trace in BC or RI
(Mike McCarry used this on recent cake challenge)

method 5: if you have projector to project image on cake --
print out small enough to fit in projector
project on to cake


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crystalina1977 Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 1:05am
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you can print out whatever you want to say in whatever font you like and the put parchment paper on top of the font and trace over it with royal icing, or maybe even candy melts. Then you just wait for it to harden and place it on the cake

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birdgirl Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 3:02pm
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A couple of times I have made a FBCT of the font and placed it on the cake. I try to make it the size of the cake if it is small or if it is large I make the FBCT rectangle shaped and then after I flip it on the cake use the icing tip to put icing on the rest of the top. Then I smooth the icing, let it crust, and use the viva or melvira method to smooth everything down. I go over the words with whatever color icing I need.

I use a tip size smaller then I will plan on the finished cake so when I trace over the top of the letters you don't see them underneath.

This sounds long, but it is easier for me to do then trying to poke holes, or use the piping gel (smears for me). I did this on the graduation cakes.

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