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How to write on a cake 
Writing on a cake isn’t as hard as it looks. Follow these tips and tricks for piping “happy birthday.”
WHAT YOU NEED
  • pastry bag with tip
    melted chocolate or icing
    cake with icing
    toothpick

FOLLOW THESE FIVE EASY STEPS
  1. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a fine tip
    Fit a pastry bag with a fine tip and fill with room-temperature melted chocolate, colored icing, or piping gel. Tip: If you don’t have a pastry bag, use a resealable plastic bag instead. Fill the bag, then snip the tip with scissors to create a tiny opening.

Mark each word with a toothpick
Using a toothpick, mark the beginning and ending of each word in a straight line. This will help keep you centered when you start to pipe.

  • Trace the letters
    Using the same toothpick, trace the letters in the icing. Tip: If you make a mistake, smooth over the letter with fresh icing and start again.

  • Practice piping on a plate first
    Before you pipe directly on the cake, practice a few letters on a plate or other clean surface. This way, you’ll get comfortable with the piping bag and can also gauge how much pressure to use when writing.

  • Pipe over the lines
    Use your non-writing hand to steady the bag as you pipe over the letters you traced.  

    Source: realsimple.com
    Use Diamond Plastic Ribbon to decorate cakes 
    Measure your piece, then grab your small bowl with the tiny piece of fondant in it. It’s time to make a fondant paste! This is a fast and easy way to glue your ribbon to fondant, and you will have a perfect color match.

    Note: Alternatively, you can use royal icing or sugar glue to stick your ribbon in place. If you are placing your ribbon on a colored fondant cake, make sure to use that same color to make the paste. That way, no one will be able to see where you have attached the ribbon.

    Add a few drops of water to your fondant ball and mush it up using a spoon, a paintbrush, or your clean hands, until it turns into a sticky paste. Use a paintbrush to apply a small amount of the paste onto the cake where you want to attach the ribbon.  You can brush a thin layer of it all around the cake or just in inconspicuous places—it really depends on what your final cake will look like. Place your ribbon on the cake and voilà! You now have a beautiful cake full of bling.

    Source - craftsy.com 
    Steaming for a Nice Shimmer on Fondant
     
    Treating a cake with a blast of steam serves a dual purpose. It’s a great way to remove traces of corn starch or powdered sugar left on fondant after rolling it out – especially useful for dark-colored cakes – but it also gives the cake a glossy finish.
    Small items, like cupcake toppers, or setting the dusted color on gum paste flowers, can be held over the steam from a boiling kettle or pan of water. Just be very careful, as the steam can burn! For whole cakes, an electric steamer is needed.
    The disadvantages of this method are that too much steam can cause water droplets and drips to appear on the surface of the fondant. In addition, the glossy finish does eventually dry out and the cake will need to be re-steamed to maintain the shine. 

     
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