These letters were made with the Curlz MT font.
- I get to use up extra royal icing.
- 1001 Free Fonts. Did you know how easy it is to install a new font onto your computer? For Windows: Download the zip file. My downloaded stuff ends up in a file called "Downloads". That Bill Gates is so smart. Then choose Extract all files. When you are asked where to extract the file to, click Browse, choose My Computer, Local Disk C:, Windows, Fonts.
- Dried royal icing keeps for a long time. A long time. Pipe some extra "Happy Birthday", leave the words attached to the wax paper and store it in a box. (Note: I haven't tried storing with shortening on the wax paper. I've only stored words piped on plain wax paper.)
- I get to try out the size of letters BEFORE placing them on the cake! In my publishing software I draw a circle the size of the cake, then type the letters and choose the right font size. Way better than a Cake Wreck.
- I get to use up extra royal icing. What else can you do with extra black royal icing?
There are some great tutorials like this one from Klickitat Street for silly faces or this one from Suzdaily
These are the Halloween faces from Klickitat Street. I just choose the happy/silly faces!
I know, not words, but royal icing transfers and how cute did they turn out?!
I think the tip to use shortening on the wax paper does help. Tried it both ways and yes, think the shortening does help the letters release a little better. Also, I like to use the little thin spatula tool that came with my Cricut Mini. So thin, just right for moving these letters around.
New favorite font: Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane works for boy cakes too!
So, again with the writing? Yep! What would you like to say on your cake?