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Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.
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Step 1

Decorate with: Round tip 3 and thin consistency icing. Right-handers hold bag at 45° at 6:00 for vertical lines, 45° at 3:00 for horizontal and curving lines. Left-handers hold bag at 45° at 6:00 for vertical lines, 45° at 9:00 for horizontal and curving lines. Hold tip lightly touching surface.

Step 2
Step 2

Letters can be piped freehand, or marked with a toothpick.

Step 3
Step 3

Raise tip slightly and with steady pressure, squeeze out a straight line, lifting the tip off the surface to let the icing string drop.

Step 4
Step 4

Stop squeezing, touch tip to surface, pull tip away. Be sure the end of the tip is clean before you go on to another line.

Step 5

Hint: Adding piping gel to thinned icing will help your lines flow without breaking. Add ½ teaspoon piping gel per cup.

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Buttercream icing (thin consistency)

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Print Writing is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Print writing is, or can be, somewhat easy depending on what time you are printing, especially early, early in the morning. I was preparing a spice cake with cream cheese filling and buttercream frosting and was wanting to write Happy Thanksgiving beginning at the top with Happy and circling the bottom portion of the cake with Thanksgiving. I carefully marked the cake so the letters could be spaced fairly evenly. By the time I was done, as well as putting borders on the top and bottom of the cake and a small decoration in the middle, my relatives thought I bought it a bakery! I am so proud!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am a perfectionist, and if I start icing my letters on the cake without "writing" them with a toothpick first, the letters tend to get bigger or not be straight. So I lay a piece of paper or something with a straight line (sometimes my practice decorating board from my cake decorating class, or maybe a cake tester or pencil- depending on what else is already decorated on the cake!) on the cake and then use a toothpick to lightly draw my letters. Then I can just pipe the icing over the outlines, and no one will ever know!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wilton's classes teach to write what you want on the cake, first; that way, you don't have to worry about cramping together letters and such. And that is great advice, although I have to admit that sometimes I don't know what all I will write, until I decorate the cake, as my mind sometimes changes as to how I wish to decorate. What helps me is if I hold my left arm under my right arm as a brace to keep me steady in my writing.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was so thankful for this tutorial! I would ask someone how to get better at writing on cakes and they'd say "practice." I appreciate the no-shame tutuorials on simple things for the beginners to work on! If you have trouble writing straight, take a toothpick and mark the first last and middle letters, or draw the whole word! Then just trace: one less thing to think about.
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you use piping gel on a sheet of parchment paper, it makes it easy to have uniform letters. Also, if you make a mistake it can be fixed without ruining the top of the cake. All you have to do is rub the parchment paper when it is placed on top of the cake then cover the lines with icing. It turned out very well.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Writing on cakes is easier for some and harder for others. It like anything else takes time for those who find it harder to learn. I am one of those who find it harder to get the hand of, but with more practice I know I will get the hang of it. I am not very good yet, but I love the look of it on top of a cake!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Printing is good for a child's cake. The only hard part is getting everything the same size, but if you like printing, Wilton's also makes an alphabet that will make an impression on the icing. All you have to do is trace then. I also add 1/2 teaspoon of gel per cup of thin icing so it will flow easier.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Print writing is harder for me to do than script writing on a cake. I love using the Wilton block letter press. You just lightly press it into the frosting and you have a guideline for your printed letters. Also, I always add piping gel to keep my frosting from breaking in the middle of a word.
Date published: 2010-12-04
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