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How to pipe font perfectly

post #1 of 69
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I thought I would share with everyone how I get the fonts on my cakes. I came up with this technique because my hands are so shaky when I write and I could never get the words in a straight line!
First, you can go to www.searchfreefonts.com and www.typenow.net/themed.htm and download free popular fonts. I have used Disney fonts and other TV and Movie fonts from these 2 sites.
Using Word, print out the size and style of font you want to use on the cake.
Then trace it with a black sharpie so you can see it from the flip side.
Tape the paper onto a cookie sheet printed side down so you can see the font backwards.
Tape a piece of wax paper on top of the font.
Trace the backwards letters with buttercream icing.
Place in the freezer for 10 minutes or until hard.
Take it out of the freezer, lift up the wax paper and place it on the cake where you want it to be. Make sure the icing on the cake is soft enough to make an impression.
Lightly press the frozen letters onto the cake to make an impression.
Lift the wax paper and letters off the cake.
Trace the impression left on the cake with buttercream.
Sometimes when you peel the wax paper away, some of the letters may stick to the cake. But you can either take them off or pipe around them.
I hope this helps!
post #2 of 69
Thanks for sharing this. I am always trying to think of ways to get a message on a cake because my writing just never looks right. I will definitely give this a try.
post #3 of 69
Thanks so much for sharing this with us...this is something I've struggled with too so I'm going to try this...thanks again thumbs_up.gif
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post #4 of 69
Cool idea!
post #5 of 69
Genius!! Can't wait to try it!! Thank you!
post #6 of 69
What a wonderful solution! I am always so scared of messing up the cake with my writing. Thanks for the tip!
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post #7 of 69
Yeah, I've got the shakes, too, so I do something similar...
You can set your printer to print backwards, then you don't have to trace it.
I use royal icing to trace, and just let it get hard.
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post #8 of 69
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

Yeah, I've got the shakes, too, so I do something similar...
You can set your printer to print backwards, then you don't have to trace it.
I use royal icing to trace, and just let it get hard.

How do you set your printer to print backwards? I have been trying to figure that out for a long time!
post #9 of 69
Thanks for sharing. My writing is awful and this may help.
post #10 of 69
You can also use piping gel on the reverse side and lay it on the cake. It makes a clear line to use the buttercream on... (I used this technique for several cakes in my photos...
post #11 of 69
Karolyn Andrea,
I'm sure the feature re: mirror image depends on the computer and printer that you use.
I have Microsoft publisher and I can get a mirror image by going to Arrange, then rotate or flip, then flip horizontal

On the printer, you can go to Print Set up, properties, advanced, document options, then printer features, then mirror image.

Hope this helps...it might give you some ideas of where to start.
post #12 of 69
Thanks for the tip. Can't wait to try this thumbs_up.gif .
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post #13 of 69
thank you so much for those font websites! how fun (and useful!!!).

i can get them onto my computer but i can't figure out how to access them while i am in WORD. any tips if you have the time?

thank you!
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post #14 of 69
Awesome idea! Looking forward to using this technique.
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post #15 of 69
Thanks for sharing this!
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