Are you the office de facto cake decorator? The staff seems to celebrate everyone’s small-to-medium size life milestones, which means lots of celebratory cakes. Unfortunately, many of those cakes are purchased the day of a forgotten milestone, and in the poor planning, a personalized message is often omitted. No personalized message on a blank sheet cake makes it fairly obvious that the staff forgot about the milestone until the last second and someone ran out and got a generic sheet cake anywhere they could find it. Finding a bakery that will write a custom message at the last minute is not always an easy task. I also dislike having to buy a store-bought or bakery cake just so that I can get writing on it. These cakes are often less tasty, somewhat pricey and too much cake for the size of our office, which frequently means half of it goes uneaten. So to remedy this, there is an easy way to write your own message on a cake without mastering advance frosting techniques.
So I was pleased to find this Ice Decorating Pen. I hold it in my hand like a magic marker and write letters with frosting. It is portable and easy to use and clean. I just use either chocolate partial melted in the office microwave or frosting directly from a can if needed.
HOW TO USE
It is easy to fill: pull out the red cap part and fill the white tube about 60-80% full. It can be filled, but I find it easier to use with slightly less icing. Then depending on the thickness of your icing, gently squeeze the white tube to enough to help the icing flow while holding the tip just above the surface of the cake.
It gets easier with practice. Use your dominant hand to press on the red top of the pen. Use your non-dominant hand to guide the pen body into place while you shape the letters. Ease up your grip in between words or letters to stop the icing flow. If the icing doesn’t flow, depress the red top lightly. Practice first on wax paper or a plate until you get the hang of how to hold the pen and write before writing on an actual cake.
CONCLUSION: A very useful tool for last-minute celebrations or doing your own cake decorating to create delicious, personalized cakes. Well made materials and it is easy to fill and clean.