Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Buttercream Inscription Wedding Cake

I know that I'm not alone in this, but one of the things I dislike the most about decorating cakes is writing on them!  I'll do most anything to get out of it, gumpaste plaques, edible images, etc.

But when I met with this couple they wanted a verse from the Song of Solomon piped on their cake.  So I had to the 'ol noodle crankin'... and here's a technique I came up with worked very well.

First I printed out the verse using the computer and then flipped it over so I could see it in reverse.  I know there are ways to do that on the computer, but I didn't have the time to figure it out on my new PC!  Next I taped it to the back of a baking sheet and then taped a piece of cellophane very tightly over the paper.

Now I use a tip 1 to pipe over the the verse in reverse.  I pop the baking sheet in the freezer for 5 minutes.  Then I removed the cellophane with the words still on them and very carefully flipped it over and placed it (very straightly) on the cake.  Then you can carefully remove the cellophane with the words left behind in just the right place.  I wanted my words to stand out a little more, so I piped over the words that were already there.  I placed them in the chiller and then used a small paintbrush to even out the lines.

As you can see from the picture below, it turned out quite nicely!


  1. Love the cake and thankyou for explaning the writing teq.

  2. Hello Jenniffer,
    it REALLY turned out quite nicely! :-) Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!

  3. I am like you, I hate 'writing' on my cakes. This is such a great technique & so effective - it turned out beautifully! Thank you for the explanation.

  4. I am glad I checked your blog today. I have a wedding cake to do with a verse going around each tier and this will work perfectly. Thank you!

  5. brilliant and beautiful! Never thought of using FBCT as a technique for words. You are a genius! :)

  6. Such a beautiful and unique wedding cake. It's really mouth watering. Thanks for sharing this to us.


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