This Chalkboard Look?

Decorating By Eva2 Updated 11 Jul 2018 , 9:17pm by Bakerlady2

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Eva2 Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 6:31pm
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Can some please help me. How would I get this chalkboard look? Also how would I get the lettering on the cake? It looks so neat. I looked for stencils but could not find any. Thank you in advance!

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whatthedogate Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 7:09pm
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This Chalkboard Look?I don't see a picture.To do a chalkboard cake dust white petal dust over black fondant and rub in. Add vodka to the dust and use a thin paintbrush to letter. It takes practice. Here is my winky first attempt.


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Eva2 Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 8:20pm
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This Chalkboard Look?This is what the cake looks like


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whatthedogate Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 9:10pm
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That's cute. You could make yourself a stencil for the basic format of the font and then remove the stencil and free form it from there. 

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Eva2 Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 9:40pm
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Whatthedogate, thank you for taking the time to get back to me. I have never made a stencil before, I have no idea how to even start one.

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Eva2 Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 9:40pm
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Whatthedogate, thank you for taking the time to get back to me. I have never made a stencil before, I have no idea how to even start one.

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SandraSmiley Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 10:18pm
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Freehand the lettering.  Whatthedogate's cake looks much more like a chalkboard than the attached picture.

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whatthedogate Posted 8 Jul 2018 , 11:07pm
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To make a stencil I would print out what I wanted and then cut out the letters, leaving the rest of the paper intact.  You could pin this to your fondant covered cake and then mark the cutout spaces to create the letter.  Make sure you remove those pins!  But I agree with Sandra that the design you're wanting could be done freehand to great effect.  Just start in the center.  For example, on the "VINTAGE" I would do the T first and then the N, A, I, G, V, E so that you get the arch just so.  Work from the center out. 

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ypierce82 Posted 9 Jul 2018 , 2:21pm
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When I do chalkboard cakes, and I've only done 3 so far lol, I used powdered sugar to give it that "erased" chalkboard look. I also used bright white candy melts, put them in the freezer to harden, broke them in half to create a point, and then used the pointy end to do my writing.

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cutiger Posted 9 Jul 2018 , 4:40pm
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That is an awesome tip.  Never thought about using candy melts!

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ypierce82 Posted 9 Jul 2018 , 8:53pm
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I can't remember where I saw the idea, but it worked like a charm. 

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Eva2 Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 1:17pm
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Thank you so much everyone for the help!!!

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Eva2 Posted 10 Jul 2018 , 1:17pm
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Thank you so much everyone for the help!!!

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Bakerlady2 Posted 11 Jul 2018 , 9:14pm
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you could also cover the cake with the black fondant and make "chalk" out of white chocolate to write your letters on the cake. As for the white chalk dust ... I would roll the fondant out on 10X sugar and make sure the "sugared" side is on the outside.

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Bakerlady2 Posted 11 Jul 2018 , 9:17pm
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aahhh.. I should read everybody elses reply before I reply..Sorry ypierce82, I didn't read your reply til after I posted and then realized you said the same thing. 

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