How To Write On A Cake Without Icing

Struggle to pipe icing by hand? Looking for a quick way to decorate? If so, you will want to know how to write on a cake without icing.


To start out, type your message out on your computer in your choice of font, then print it out. You will use this to trace over with your melted chocolate.

Write Text


Using a stovetop, carefully melt your chocolate. You can also use the microwave to melt your chocolate based on the instructions on the bag. Allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly before adding it to your piping bag, Ziploc bag, or squeeze bottle.

Melt Chocolate


Take a piece of parchment or wax paper and place it above your printed text. With your melted chocolate in a piping bag or squeeze bottle, trace over the letters onto the parchment paper. 

Write Your Text


Once the chocolate is fully dried, carefully place the letters onto the cake from the parchment paper. Gently slide the letters of the parchment paper or carefully use your hands to place them on the cake. 

Add Chocolate Text to Your Cake

Don’t be afraid to practice piping with chocolate before tracing out your letters. Using a drip bottle can be an easy and effective way to write your letters if you don’t want to use a piping or Ziploc bag. If you don’t want to trace letters, there are still many great ways to write on your cake without icing.

How To Write On A Cake Without Icing