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How to Write on a Birthday Cake with Frosting

Learn how to write on a birthday cake with frosting from professional pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse in this Howcast cake decorating video.


So, from this point, go crazy and do what you like. Don't go too crazy, but go a little crazy, because it's fun.

I'm going to take some of my yellow, and don't get it on your dress because that's not cute. And you can see it comes right out the side. This is a nice medium round. And if you want it in any areas where you feel like you want to have a little fun, just do polka-dots kind of all over. I'm just pushing and kind of letting go. They're almost like little kisses all along your cake. It's a good way to kind of cover up any mistakes you've made. No one will know. Same thing with my purple. I have a smaller round. A little bit of frosting, and if you want it to be really fun you could swirl the two together. That's a really good idea. Just some extra little polka-dots. And if you make a mess just dab it off with your finger. A couple little dots all over the place, and don't be too even about it. Just kind of all over. And that's it.

The last thing we're going to do is just write Happy Birthday. You could do this with the same frosting that you're using, or you can use a royal icing, which is just confectioner's sugar and a little bit of egg white or milk or kind of anything to thin it out. But all I'm going to do is make sure, if you're cake stand is too high, just take it off so you get a good angle. Get this out of the way. And all I'm going to do is angle it down and just let the frosting fall on it's own. And just pretend you're writing like with a fountain pen. And if you get a little air bubble, just push past it. You can see how easy that is. Happy, I don't even have room for Birthday. It's just a Happy cake. That's all it is. But you could squeeze Birthday in there. Obviously you could write smaller if you want to put the name on it. It's just really cute. If you run out of space like me, try to get it in there. And the last thing is some cute little birthday candle, right in. And you're ready to go. A really cute birthday cake. Easy and delicious.

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