Help With Writing/lettering

Decorating By KerrieD Updated 11 May 2010 , 2:03pm by amysue99

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KerrieD Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:23pm
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I really need help here! What is the easiest, neatest and straightest way to write on cakes. I just tried rolling out fondant and going over a font on wax paper. Very time consuming and not crazy about this (not neat enough). I wound up piping buttercream but my hand shakes when I'm trying to be perfect and I don't always space it out correctly.
(I do have the wilton alphabet cutters, but they were not the correct font)

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brincess_b Posted 11 May 2010 , 1:40pm
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Sadly, it's practice practice practice! At least when it comes to piping. I usually write it out to help me get the spacing. And will sometimes mark start and end points too.

If u have an extruder, u can make a thin rope, and use that to shape the letters - if u were hand rolling ur fondant that might work better.

U can buy other fonts, but then u would still b limited to the set u get.

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amysue99 Posted 11 May 2010 , 2:03pm
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I'm horrible at this too. But two important tips: use the right consistency icing and put only a small amount of icing in your bag. If you're using a full bag, it is definitely harder on your hand.

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