You have the cake ready. A greeting or message on the cake, depending on the occasion, gives the extra personal touch to the cake design; this is the finishing touch to the cake. Writing a message on the cake for the first time may be little tough, but with practice it becomes simple and easy. Before writing on the cake, it is very important to know the likes and taste of the person for whom the cake is intended for, so that a creative and appropriate message can be written on the cake. Of course, a simple message is always appreciated, and usually much shorter and easier to write.
If you are a novice in cake writing, don’t worry, here are some handy tips and advice to make you an expert in cake writing.
Try to use a small piping bag when piping letters or numbers, a small piping bag is easy to hold and gives you more control. It also helps when writing on a small cake surface to not hold something so bulky.
If you are a nervous person and your hand shakes while piping, the best thing is to tuck your elbow against your body and support the piping bag with your other hand.
To write a name in the center, count the number of letters in the name and divide it into two, then pipe them both sides from a central point. For example, for the name Joe, find the center of the cake and write “o” right in the middle. Then, write the “J” to the left of the “o”. Finally, write the “e”. The word should be nicely centered on the cake.
For complex names or a large amound of writing, prewrite the words on the decorated cake. To do this, using a toothpick, lightly write the words directly to the icing on the top of the cake. If you mess up, you can easily smooth out the error. Once you have the words where you want them, you can now pipe over them easily.
Hint: for left handers, write backwards to avoid smudging the frosting on the cake.