Duff Goldman from "Ace of Cakes"
Duff Goldman's Simple Tip For More Legible Cake Writing
By Kuamel Stewart
Duff Goldman, host of the Food Network TV show "Ace of Cakes," has a tip to make the writing on your cake as legible as possible: maintain pressure and write as fast as possible.
This results in clean letters and a smooth, readable message. You can write a legible message on a cake in four steps that will ultimately end with you applying Duff Goldman's tip.
First, cover your tip with the piping bag and load it with icing until it's half full. Next, write your message with the marker on a sheet of parchment paper the size of your cake.
Lay the parchment paper on your cake and pierce the message onto the frosting with your toothpick. Trace the words with your piping tip and write quickly, with consistent pressure.
Use your free hand to support the forearm of your writing hand to keep it balanced and flexible, and use smaller nozzles for tighter areas and bigger nozzles for larger areas.