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Digital Subscriptions > Food Heaven > Issue 75 > HOW TO… WRITE ON SUGARPASTE


For many people, piping a message onto a cake can be daunting. What if it looks awful? What if I make a mistake? What if I underestimate what a long word ‘congratulations’ is?

Technique Focus

Step-by-Step Guide

The project on pages 62-65 is taken from Compendium of Cake Decorating Techniques by Carol Deacon, published by Search Press, RRP £12.99.


Clear piping gel and buttercream have many uses, one of which is as a guide for piped messages.


If you make a piped or scribed mistake that marks the sugarpaste surface, preventing you from repiping over the area, make a small sugarpaste plaque, place it over the damaged area and pipe your message again.

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This issue we've focused on the shiny stuff, sharing step-by-step modern metallic projects plus the golden rules for achieving the on-trend look at home. It's packed with summer themed projects, plus cakes and bakes for weddings, birthdays, kids and more. Learn how to get the perfect shapes when using moulds, plus find out the best ways to write a message onto a cake. Don't miss the chance to win a 2-day Rosalind Miller masterclass worth £450 – get your copy now!