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with Nicholas Lodge
Online Class

Custom Lettering & Monograms

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Join cake decorating legend Nicholas Lodge for a comprehensive class on personalizing cakes with custom lettering and monograms. Achieve professional results using accessible transfer techniques sych as the pin-prick method. Get comfortable creating impressive lettering with freehand and color-flow royal icing techniques. Create scintillating messages by painting and piping with metallics. Stencil with innovative techniques for perfect messages every time. Use cutters to create marvelous monograms and even make three-dimensional lettering that stands up on your cake. Learn essential custom lettering and monogramming techniques for messages that complement your designs and highlight the occasion.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 3h6m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet world-renowned instructor Nicholas Lodge and learn to transfer letters onto a cake using a pin or via embossing. Then, learn how to mix gel colors for hues that pop and add dimension to your designs.

2. Royal Icing Techniques

2. Royal Icing Techniques

Learn to love your piping bag as you master creating monograms and messages by hand. Nicholas takes you through several lovely typefaces, whose templates are included in your class materials, and shows you how to plan and execute your message flawlessly. Use royal icing to pipe letters on parchment that can be transferred to the cake after they are dry.

3. Metallics

3. Metallics

Give your letters luster and sparkle as you make shiny gold, silver and even bronze paint for fondant or gum paste letters. Make your own dazzling metallic icing, perfect for piping on a cake, or add disco dust for a glittery finish.