Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…..

I think that everyone reading this has been touched by breast cancer in some way.  Here’s to believing that with our continued support and donations, a CURE is just around the corner!   SUSAN G. KOMEN FOUNDATION






***This is a six inch, fondant covered cake with royal icing writing (Wilton tip 2).  The ribbon is pink fondant with a little tylose kneaded into it.  I allowed the ribbon to firm up for a day before gluing to the cake with icing.  This design could easily be transferred to buttercream.


Category: Blog Tutorials, Fall


  1. Debra Bardani says: #1

    Beautiful cake. Love the sentiment

  2. greeneyes says: #2

    Beautiful! I love the continuous wording!

  3. Nan says: #3

    are the words in buttercream…or chocolate? Love the cake, my cousin is in remission :)

  4. Lisabeth says: #4


  5. BeBe says: #5

    Hi Nan, the words are royal icing on a fondant cake. You could also write in buttercream on a buttercream frosted cake. Love and best wishes to your cousin

  6. Emma Ebeling says: #6

    We are having a girls night in next Friday to raise money for cancer. I think this cake it just the thing , I need to bring.

  7. Emma Ebeling says: #7

    I forgot to ask, where is it best to start the writing? The top middle, top edge, side or bottom?

  8. Pam Howell says: #8

    I love this cake. Am going through terminal cancer with my father now and can personally speak to the need to find a cure for all cancers!

  9. Melissa Diamond says: #9

    Thank you so much for your comments! I really appreciate them. Emma, I think that it is wonderful that you are raising money for cancer. As far as the words, I worked on the front side of the cake, then the back, then the top. I started at the top left of the front side…but whatever feels right to you! It’s a pretty forgiving design, especially if you stagger your words (making some larger than others)–there’s no pressure that way of having perfectly lined up horizonal rows of words :0)

    Nan, I’m glad that your cousin is in remission–she will be in my prayers! Pam, I will keep your father in my prayers too–I’m so sorry.

  10. Lovely! And such a great cause. In case anyone is doing fundraisers, I actually did a photo shoot last month to promote 40+ pages of FREE printables designed by Chickabug to be used for Breast Cancer Awareness events. You can see the collection and find a link to the printables here: link to

  11. BeBe says: #11

    Xiaolu– what a gorgeous photo shoot. Thanks for sharing this, and for the link to free printables–that is WONDERFUL!

  12. Melissa Diamond says: #12

    Thank you Xiaolu!!!!

  13. Thanks, BeBe and Melissa! It was Heather of Chickabug’s work mostly, but I’m so glad to have been a part of it =D.

  14. Beverly Santos says: #14

    This is gorgeous!!! It makes my hands hurt just looking at all the piping. I wish I could work with Royal as well as you do.

  15. Cheri Monahan says: #15

    beautiful and it is something I think everyone can do.

  16. I LOVE this cake — the white on white — it is beautiful and important at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

  17. leilei says: #17

    This is awesome! I really like it. :-)

  18. Catherine Lambert says: #18

    This cake is beautiful. I am a cancer surivor and love your cakes.

  19. mellycake says: #19

    Gorgeous work!!

  20. Stephanie says: #20

    I first found you on facebook and now I go to your blog for every posting. It’s the high light of my day! Thanks!

  21. June says: #21

    Very pretty cake Melissa
    Simple, elegant, to the point of what you wanted to share

  22. Peggy says: #22

    Great cake

  23. Catherine Lambert says: #23

    I just read the directions to the ghost cake again. I am making this for my granddaughters school fair. Love all your ideas.

  24. Cindy Dyess says: #24

    Pretty cake

  25. Martha Choat says: #25

    Love your cakes and ideas.

  26. Catherine Lambert says: #26

    This is a very special cake.

  27. Elizabeth Alcazar says: #28

    You are such an inspiration! I was wondering, do you think it’s possible to achieve all of the piped words with regular buttercream? Or is royal icing better to work with?

  28. Melissa Diamond says: #29

    Hi Elizabeth—I think that buttercream writing would work just fine! I’ve written on buttercream cakes with buttercream icing in the past with no problems. As far as buttercream on fondant, I would just do this with crusting buttercream to be on the safe side. Nothing too wet. Let me know how it goes!! I’m sure it will be beautiful. :0)

  29. Good Days from CDF says: #30

    That’s such an awesome cake! You’re so talented! My organization, Good Days from Chronic Disease Fund, offers financial assistance to chronic disease sufferers, including those with breast cancer, that cannot afford the medication they desperately need. To find out more about our organization, or to get involved, visit our website!

  30. What a perfect cake. The writing on it is really amazing.

  31. Shelly says: #32

    This cake is GORGEOUS! I love it.

  32. seabass123 says: #33

    Hi Melissa & Bebe,

    As always, the cake is a knock out!! So beautiful and simple.

  33. Mallory says: #34

    I absolutely love this. White on white is my favorite. I’ve featured you on my blog as part of the Pink Project: Painting the Blog World Pink for the day.

    Here is the link: link to

  34. Melissa Diamond says: #35

    Thanks so much Mallory–wonderful site! :0)

  35. Susan says: #36

    Your cake is absolutely awesome! I lost my mother-in-law to complications from breast cancer last year. She had won the battle for over ten years…wish I could have made her a cake like that! I made a wedding cake with words like this….but what a great idea for someone who is fighting the battle! Thank you for your wonderful tutorials and awesome site, I love it!

  36. Melissa Diamond says: #37

    I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your mother-in-law, I know that she must have been a very strong woman to have fought for ten years. I’ve gotten so much feedback from Facebook & e-mails about this cake…it’s a topic that hits so close to home for way too many of us. Thanks so much for sharing your story and for your nice words about our site!

  37. Tina says: #38

    Beautiful cake!

  38. Beautiful! I love the simplicity of the design, especially since there’s actually quite a lot to it!

  39. RozieT says: #40

    So glad you reposted this cake. My three friends and I are walking for the cure here in Florida on 10/21 and two of them are survivors. We are planning on wearing crazy pink bras over our tee shirts. We will be having a decorating party the week before and this cake idea would be awesome since they asked me to handle the dessert! I just may have to give it a try!

  40. Jennifer Martz says: #41

    such a beautiful cake!

  41. Ria gray says: #42

    Love this cak and I am so glad I found your school I have learned so much

  42. Know Cancer says: #43

    Hey, the cake looks great! I have become a pretty big supporter of this month and what it stands for. The mother of one of my oldest friends, her name is Chrissy, is a breast cancer survivor, and she is still with us because they were able to identify the disease at an earlier stage. I think that is one of the most important aspects about this month, helping to remind women and men everywhere of how crucial breast cancer screening and early detection are. I actually wrote a post in preparation for this month which you can check out at: link to

  43. michelle jones-brown says: #44

    Absolutely love it! My sister, two aunts, grandmother, and a few friends have all dealt with breast cancer. Beautiful cake!

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