Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tutorial: Wedding Monogram
I was asked about this monogram that I made for my cousin's wedding cake, so I thought I'd do a step-by-step tutorial on how to make it.
Here are the materials you'll need to make this wedding monogram:
- fondant rolling pin
- plaque cutter
- clear alcohol (i.e. lemon extract or vodka)
- gold luster dust
- pizza cutter
Roll out a piece of fondant to the desired thickness and cut out the plaque using the plaque cutter.
Make a monogram template to fit inside the plaque. You can look up font types online for ideas. I chose one that I could easily copy freehand on a piece of lined paper. You can also just print a pretty font from your computer.
Roll out a piece of fondant and cut out a rectangle. Use the pizza cutter to cut thin strips of fondant.
Drape the strips of fondant over the monogram template. Allow to dry slightly before transferring onto the plaque.
Brush the backside of the letters with clear alcohol before transferring onto the plaque.
Mix the gold luster dust and clear alcohol. Paint the letters and allow to dry before attaching the monogram onto the cake.