Large Letters

Decorating By cfloyd Updated 29 Apr 2008 , 9:09pm by golfgirl1227

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cfloyd Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 7:28pm
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Hi!! I am new to cake decorating, but I want to make a baseball jersey cake for my son's birthday. I have the sheet cake pan and plan on carving out the shirt. My problem is this, I want to put my son's last name across the shirt in fairly large letters about 2-3 inches and put a large number 7 at the bottom. It is supposed to look like the back of his jersey. I have bought the White Satin Ice Fondant and I thought I would roll it out and cut out my letters and number. Any ideas on how to cut out the letters so that they all look the same? I looked at the fondant alphabet cutters, but they were too small. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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dragonflydreams Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 7:49pm
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. . . do you have access to a computer and printer . . . you could print off a sheet with the letters you need (with a font you like) and then you could use a pin to prick your fondant so you have the outline that you could then cut easily . . . if you don't have a printer . . . you could use graph paper to draw your letters and do the same thing . . . there are probably stencils available that would work . . . but the printer or graph paper would be cheaper (especially if you never used the stencil again) . . . HTH

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JoAnnB Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 7:49pm
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Welcome to Cake Central. You can print a template for letters using most any wordprocessing software. Cut them out and use them for your pattern. When you apply them, start with the middle letter for centering.

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golfgirl1227 Posted 29 Apr 2008 , 9:09pm
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You could use a template like mentioned above. I do that frequently. But, if you think you might use them more than once, you could purchase a set of alphabet cookie cutters.

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