Writing a message on a baked good is a great way to personalize it for a special occasion. But if you’re a beginner, piping a message on a Valentine’s Day cake or cookie might feel like going from sitting on the bench to playing in the Super Bowl. The expectations are high and there’s no room for error.
First, take a breath. Whomever you gift this sweet to will love it, no matter what the writing looks like. But to assuage any nerves, I chatted with ATK Reviews editor Carolyn Grillo, a pastry school graduate and former professional baker. Here’s what she recommends to set yourself up for success.