September 19, 2013
Now, lay a sheet of wax paper over the lettering. Then use Decorator Gel (found in the cake decorating section) in a light color and just trace over the letters onto the wax paper, like so:
Take that wax paper, and flip it onto your cake. Press and rub the letters gently to transfer the gel from the wax paper to your cake:
Then remove the wax paper - it's a little hard to see, but in this next picture it's the gel on the cake that's left when you remove the wax paper:
It won't be perfect, but for sure it'll give you the general area where each letter should go - perfect lettering spacing! Then you just trace over the gel with your icing and it looks like you have the best cake writing ever. It's that easy! The tracing is just a couple extra minutes of work and it's so worth it!
I made this cake as a sample to show in a class of 8-11 year old girls where I was teaching basic cake decorating. Dotted sides are a fun look and a way to give them lots of practice using an icing bag and tip:
It was a mother/daughter activity, which was great because it meant that each girl had a dedicated helper with their cake. It was a fun time all around!
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