“How to write with icing” may be my #1 MOST requested tutorial.
Writing with royal icing is dependent on: font style, font size, icing consistency, piping tip/size, piping pressure, piping technique. Today, I’ll talk with you about how I approach writing with icing. This isn’t comprehensive, but it’s a great starting point. Once you gain an understanding of how I approach various fonts, you’ll be able to apply the same principles to your future cookies, and over time with much practice, figure out what works best for you.
If you’re a seasoned cookier, you may prefer different techniques from me. I’m not here to delineate what is “right” or “wrong”; simply here to share my experience.
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There will be some overlapping information on the guide and in this post, and that’s OK! Just want to make sure you have all the info you need.
This video below should be helpful for many of you– Be sure to download the FREE lettering practice sheet that goes along with the video!
And I also created a handy graphic for those of us who want a summarized tip sheet:
I’ve put together a variety of writing and general icing practice sheets for you HERE. Each set serves a different purpose, so make sure to read the descriptions! You can even project the text onto your cookie as a guide for future designs! I will continue to add to it over time, and am happy to take suggestions, so please leave them for me below.
Don’t forget to check out fontbundles.net for amazing font deals. My favorites:
- This one is a HUGE bang for your buck
- And here’s another I absolutely love and just bought lol
- Holiday ish fonts HERE
- I also own this one with LOTS of lettering options
- This bundle contains fonts AND graphics
- Hands down one of the MOST POPULAR fonts is Muthiara — can’t tell you how many cookiers (including myself) love this font
- My most recent purchase HERE
I also use PicMonkey.com for a TON of image editing, graphic creation, etc. .. in fact, I used this almost daily and it is 100% worth it to upgrade your account. They also have a great selection of pre-made graphics to put your own spin on. Great for non-designers like me!
Other website for great instant font generation: https://www.fontspace.com/
Here are also other posts that may be of huge interest to you, as they are directly related to tools and techniques used in writing with royal icing:
- How to use tipless piping bags
- About Royal Icing Transfers
- Using Dehydrator for Decorated Cookies
- My Projector set up
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