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Topic: Royal icing monogram topper
Bakerbaby 05/24/2010 10:48 AM
It looks like some people have made cake topper monograms from white royal icing and sugar glitter. Is this the

case and if anyone has done this, do you have any tips? I'd like to do one for an up coming wedding cake in July.

Thanks for any help!
sweetgrandma 05/24/2010 4:56 PM
Sorry..I haven't done it but I don't see why you couldn't. I'd either use stars or colorflow for the initials and then when it's dry you can paint it with lemon extract and edible glitter.
rhondascakes 05/24/2010 5:16 PM
Is royal icing sturdy enough to do this? I always find anything I do with RI breaks so easily.
Bakerbaby 05/24/2010 5:22 PM
Maybe it wouldn't be sturdy enough. I would hate for it to break. Would lemon extract make it break down too? Is there something else people make them out of?
Thanks for your help.
pamela.heun 05/24/2010 5:54 PM
I have made a couple monogram cake toppers out of Wilton's candy melts. It works great!
Bakerbaby 05/24/2010 9:57 PM
Candy melts is a good idea. That is like chocolates isn't it? Can you pipe it. I've never used it before.
pamela.heun 05/24/2010 11:06 PM
Yes, it is like chocolates. They come in a variety of colors or plain white. I simply just pipe them onto waxed paper and let them harden in the fridge. I pipe little spikes that go into the cake as well, to hold the thing on there. I hope that makes sense and helps you out a little.
pamela.heun 05/24/2010 11:13 PM
Here is a picture of the last cake topper I did this way. It is a bass and treble clef note made into a heart. I always make 2 or 3 back-up ones just in case they break, but I've never had to use them! Good luck with yours!
sweetgrandma 05/25/2010 6:56 AM
If you decide to try RI you should make the RI thick and it should hold up. I'd outline the letters with a round tip...not the very small ones..and fill in with colorflow or stars and let it dry . I find the thicker pieces hold up well...the thin ones do break easily.
Mom 2_6 05/25/2010 7:45 AM
I have done this several times. Both are sort of fragile. I would do it again, though. Make several!!! When you make them let it dry, turn it over and pipe over the back to make it more sturdy. You can put glitter all over the front and the back. The choc will melt easily in your hands so do not handle them a lot.
Good luck!
DiddaB 05/25/2010 8:35 AM
color flow always work for me
please copy and paste link below to view my cake
salsaman42 05/25/2010 7:57 PM
i make monograms and lots of other things all tyhe time from RI. See if they're bigger things you have to increase the dimensions so the icing will be strong enough. I also spray the wax paper lightly with oil then lightly wipe some of it away with paper toweling, it helps a lot with removing the thing you made after it dries.
Bakerbaby 05/25/2010 9:11 PM
Bakerbaby 05/25/2010 9:13 PM
Thanks for all of the tips. You all are so smart and so helpful!