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Stencil lettering for cakes, how-to

The morning of the Kid’s birthday I threw a Rainbow Cake together right quick, there was no planning so I didn’t have time to roll out fondant and do a whole thing. Writing on a cake with frosting is easy. But sometimes you want things to look a little cleaner – as if you really put in a lot of effort….but in reality you are just kind of lazy. Here’s a good way to fake it.

Since I wanted to stick with the Star Wars theme, I printed out wording in Star Wars font on heavy cardstock. Using an x-acto I cut out the letters.

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Now you have a template. I laid this on top of the already frosted cake, and using a different color of frosting, I just went through and tried to stay within the stencil. Even if you go over or screw up it doesn’t matter, the beauty of it is when you lift the stencil off, you’ll have clean lettering – honest!

This is a super quick way to get fancy lettering done fast!

(Fondant lettering how-to is similar)

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Stencil lettering for cakes, how-to



7 Responses to “Stencil lettering for cakes, how-to”

  1. S Club Mama says:

    oh wow, I never thought of that. What a fantastic idea!

  2. Rose says:

    Great tip! I’m flipping out over that candle holder too.

  3. dapotato says:

    i wonder if this will work as a mask for sprinkles, too, or if the sprinkles will just sneak underneath the cardstock. planning on trying it this weekend.

  4. cheryl says:

    Awesome tip! I was wondering how you got the lettering to be so spot on Star Wars! Dude – my husband is like over 30 and he’d LOVE this cake! I can hear him now, “screw the kids, I want it for myself!” haha – just kidding.

  5. Jenny says:

    This is amazing! Any chance you could post the “Happy Birthday” in Star Wars font or let me know where to find the font? Great job with the colors too!

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  7. Anonymous says:

    really useful , thanks for sharing
    I will mark this post to find out more

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