|A cake with a frame. Adding the design detail is easy when you create an outline to follow.|
A piped icing frame around lettering on a cake is a nice way to add decoration and little extra oomph to the design. Piping a perfect shaped frame is easy to do if you first create an outline and you do this using a dish. That's right, a dish.
Let me explain. First add the lettering to your cake then find a dish with a shape you like that fits around the writing.
For a recent sheetcake, I used a 2.5 quart CorningWare casserole dish. Once you have your dish, you just carefully set it upside down centered around the lettering on your cake so that the lip creates an outline in the base frosting to follow for piping your frame. Carefully remove the dish, add the piping and you have a frame for your cake.
|The casserole dish that I used.|
|Adding the piping.|
|Piping closeup. I used a Wilton star tip for this design.|
|A few icing roses are also nice but that's another story.|