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post #16 of 69
This is great information!! Have you ever just used your frozen piped letters instead of going back over the impression? Like a FBCT? Just wondering if a step could be eliminated. In any event, this is awesome, I can't wait to try it!!!
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post #17 of 69
I've heard of also doing something similar (though I've never tried it personally) using a piece of glass or acetate (clear plastic that's flexible) and using silicone caulking made for fish tanks? Evidentally it's completely food safe and non toxic in all ways. You use the caulking to pipe letters or even patterns (think scrolls, bricks, stonework, wood grain, etc.) onto the piece of glass (removed from cheap picture frame) or sheet of acetate, allow it to set up and then you have a reuseable pattern, or if you want you can peel the silicone off like cooled hot glue would peel off (though I have heard of doing it with hot glue as well, I don't know that it is considered food safe)
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post #18 of 69
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Sassycakes...
I find that the letters don't easily remove from the wax paper and it is easier to make the impression and trace it then to try to get the letters to stick to the cake. But if you figure out how, let me know!
post #19 of 69
That is a great tip. I am going to try that on my next cake, I have my handwriting and never seem to be able to get it all centered. Thanks!!
post #20 of 69
Thanks so much for the sites for different fonts.
post #21 of 69
Thank you!!!!!!!!
post #22 of 69
Thanks for the tip Karolyn, great idea. I looked at your cakes and they are very lovely. I will definitely have to try this.

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post #23 of 69
Thanks for sharing this.
post #24 of 69
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Drakegore, to install a font into word, this is what I do. (Hope it's not too confusing)
Click the font you want, save it to your computer.
Drag it to your desktop. (Make sure you open it before you drag it on the desktop. You don't want the folder, you want the font inside the folder.)
Then I have a file on my D drive called fonts. To put this into that file, I go to My Computer, D drive. Make sure the screen is shrunk so you can see the screen and the desktop at the same time. (On a PC, click the middle button, next to the red x.)
Drag the font into the Fonts folder.
Go to Control Panel, Fonts.
Click File, Install new font.
I choose the D drive from the drop down box on the right.
Then I double click the Fonts folder on the left and the font that I just dragged into that folder shows up above. Click the font you want to install and it uploads it.
I don't know how I figured that out. I'm not great with computers, but I was playing around with it and figured it out.
I know this is confusing, so let me know if you have any questions.
post #25 of 69
Karolyn I just looked at your photos so I could ask which font it was that you used on the Bunch Of Roses cake, and I saw the cake my customer wants me to base a recreation on--Your Safari Cake! It's the cutest thing I have ever seen! I'm glad to know who the poster is so that I can give credit!! It will be my first time doing Fondant Animals.....I know this is completely off from the original post, but did you do your animals in all fondant or add gumtex or gumpaste to it? Anyway, your cakes are beautiful!! And, which font did you use on the bunch of roses cake icon_wink.gif
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post #26 of 69
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I used Curlz MT on the roses cake. That's my favorite, I use it a lot.
And I made the animals out of MMF. Nothing added to it.
I have to make an elephant this week and I think I am going to use gumpaste because I need his trunk to stick up in the air.
So it all depends on the animal and the position you want it to be in.
post #27 of 69
thank you KarolynAndrea, that worked perfectly! i am busy adding my new favorite fonts onto my computer icon_smile.gif. thank you so much for taking the time to help me with it; i truly appreciate it!
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post #28 of 69
I have a cake coming up next week and I CANNOT WAIT to try this out!!!

Thank you for sharing it!!

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post #29 of 69
Thank you for sharing.

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post #30 of 69
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Originally Posted by KarolynAndrea

I used Curlz MT on the roses cake. That's my favorite, I use it a lot.
And I made the animals out of MMF. Nothing added to it.
I have to make an elephant this week and I think I am going to use gumpaste because I need his trunk to stick up in the air.
So it all depends on the animal and the position you want it to be in.



That's funny, I just made a "test elephant" And I was trying to figure out how to make it stick in the air, so I stuffed some polyfill under his trunk to see if that works.

I thought I was Curlz!! That is my favorite font ever!! icon_smile.gif
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