Ann Reardon

Four different ways to do fondant lettering


Fondant Lettering Techniques
1. Print, Trace, Cut:  This is good for logos, like the ninjago one that have specific lettering styles.  Print it out on the computer the size that you need and cut it out.  Roll out your fondant on some baking paper, place the cut out paper letters on top and cut around them using a pizza cutter and knife.  Leave them on the baking paper to harden and then place on the cake.  See video for a demonstration.

2. Roll and place: Roll a thin snake of fondant and place it over the letters. If you put the printout under your baking paper you can still see the letters. If your want to outline your letters your can roll a different colour fondant and surround the letters with it.

3. Shape cutter: Use letter shape cutters to cutout your words and numbers. This is one of the easiest methods. If your cutter is sticking, dip it in some icing sugar first. Most letter cutters for cake decorating are expensive but letter cutters for playdoh are relatively cheap so look in the kids aisle to see if there is something that will suit your needs.

4. Print, Trace, Pipe: This is good for thin lettering.  Print out your writing on the computer to the correct size.  Roll out a base of fondant in a rectangle or circle – whatever shape will suit your cake. Place your print out your fondant and with a pencil trace over the writing, pressing quite firmly.  When you remove the paper there should be a light imprint of the words.  Use this as a guide and pipe with royal icing.

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  2. So helpful! Thank you!

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    about blogging. thanks.

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  4. Whoa! Interesting! Thanks

  5. Thank you!! 🙂

  6. This is an ok post but quality is bad and you need to speak clearer

    • Hi Lara, Thanks for the feedback. This video was made some years ago and we now have much better equipment!

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  8. Dear Anne,
    First of all, i want to say that i absolutely ADORE all your cupcakes!The minecraft one,Instagram one and doll one are my all-time favorites…..ingenious!I also really admire your logo a lot.I think its so unique and gorgeous! I’m 13 yrs old and not at all tech savvy to be honest but i am planning on starting my own small-scale cupcake business called Malaikah’s Cupcakes and planning to give 25% of my proceeds to charity…since my country Pakistan really needs it. I was wondering if you could maybe help me make a logo….i would be ever so grateful.There’s no hurry at all and if it is inconvenient for you and you can’t do i totally understand.I will be anxiously awaiting your reply.
    Your admirer,

    • Hi Maliaikah, that sounds like a great pland that you have, and love the idea of giving to charity. Unfortunately I don’t make logos you’d need a graphic designer if you want an official looking one. Otherwise you could try writing it in food and taking a pic

      • Thanks! 🙂

  9. Hi anna its lovely watcing ur videos. I want to know that from where can i buy molding accesories like letter moulds or cutters etc.

    • Hi Harleen you can buy them from cake decorating stores or ebay

  10. Hi Ann,
    Can I use modelling chocolate as base and tempered chocolate instead of royal icing.
    Ur recipes and ideas are amazing!


    • hi Aaisha yes you can

  11. I meant to say any of the techniques

  12. there is something I want to trace with fondant but it is to small to do and of the techniques. it needs to fit on a regular size cupcake do you have any ideas.

  13. Hi Ann, do you cook fondant please?

  14. Brilliant tuition. Please could you advise me where to get the “Pixie Cutter” you used. Thanks so much!

    • I believe she is saying “Pizza” cutter ~ and it looks like your average pizza cutter too. 🙂

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