Gah I just love typography. Lettering on cakes is one of my favourite things, so I’m sharing a few mini tips on how to write on a cake! Of course you’ll want to start with a frosted, chilled cake that’s ready for piping. (Why chill the cake? So if you muck up the writing while piping, you can easily lift it away with an offset spatula or butter knife without wrecking the frosting underneath!) You’ll also need a toothpick and a piping bag fitted with a tiny open star or circle tip. I used Wilton #16, which is a teensy open star.
Using your toothpick, spell out what you want to write on your cake by inserting tiny holes in the buttercream. This acts as a guide that you can follow when piping out the letters.
Fill your piping bag with a contrasting colour – I tinted my buttercream fuchsia pink.
Following your toothpick-dotted lines, pipe out the little drop stars.
Keep on pipin’ til you’re all done!
Swap out your drop star tip for a leaf tip and pipe little leaves around your cake’s border!
I can’t resist a dusting of sprinkles! Love these pastel cuties from India Tree.
A little triangular wedge slice is just the cutest thing.
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