Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Simple Monogram Tutorial

OK, so a couple of weeks ago I ran across this little technique and it was one of those "Wow, why didn't I think of that before?" moments.  Monograms have been a big trend with wedding cakes now for a couple of years.  I do at least one or two monograms a month.  I have several different methods I use, but this will be my new "simple monogram" method.  And I must confess that I been obsessed with Pinterest lately, so I asked Chaddy to help me make my tutorial "Pinterest Friendly".  I'm not sure that it is Pinterest Friendly (its longer than I expected), and I'm not so sure how it will look here on the blog.  But I suppose that's the way we learn - whether it's cake decorating or blogging, huh?  It's always an adventure!!

1. What you need: Monogram printed on regular paper (I used PowerPoint), scissors, razor knife, rolling pin, gumpaste.  2. Use your razor knife to carefully cut out your monogram.  If you have a Cricut / Sihouette, this will be really easy!.  3. Roll out your material, place your paper template on it, and roll over it with heavy pressure.  Don't let the template move!  4.  Look at that! Now you can cut out the letters, or cut out the oval and pipe over or paint the mongram letters.  Neat huh?
OK, so I could already tell by the preview that things were looking a little wonky, so I resized the image and it looks pretty good now.  Let me know what you think in the comments!


  1. Brilliant idea! Totally Pinning! :-)

  2. Such a clever idea!! You are simply brilliant!!

  3. Great idea, instead of pinning I will print it and put it in my Tutorial binder.Thanks for sharing

  4. Great! You always have the best suggestions and hints! Thank you.

  5. BRILLANTE IDEA - thank you for sharing - Maxine

  6. I'm going to use this to make shadows of horses for a cake I'm doing for the run of the roses!!! Thank you so much, it will be easier to cut out the paper then the fondant! I wasn't sure how I would do it but thanks to you I do!!

    1. Glad I could help, Debbee. I would love to see how it comes out - let me know if you post it on your blog, OK?


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