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Add that special touch to your cake with your special someone´s name.
Skill Level: None

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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 2 out of 5 by from Sure, its easy to do, but its difficult to space lettering perfectly and tricky to fix if you make a mistake. I avoid it at all costs. I am about to purchase a stamping kit for gumpaste that I want to try. Of course, I've never had neat penmanship anyhow!
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So easy! I also like writing the messages in cursive.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This technique is great if you already have great printing ability to begin with. Otherwise it might be helpful to practice a few letters first, maybe do a stencil on the cake to guide you.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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