Letters For Topper, What Are They Made O'!!???

Decorating By sheilaattaway Updated 8 Jul 2005 , 2:30pm by aunt-judy

sheilaattaway Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 3:51am
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I need to know how to make letters and those twisty things. I love the look. Iv tryed gumtex, but I cant make them look right, anyone know how and what to use. thanks

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montanakate Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 3:57am
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The top picture looks like beading, like jewelry, on a very fine gauge wire. They probably put a little knot on both sides of the beads to keep them in place and then shaped it how they liked it. I would think that you would have to make sure the beads weren't too heavy or they would bend the wire. I'm not sure about the crystal letters but I know there have been a few recent questions about these monograms that someone else should be able to help.

sheilaattaway Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 5:12am
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I am looking for edible letters that i can put on a cake as the topper. Im not sure what to use?

susanmm23 Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 5:15am
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how about candy clay????? i have never used it but i have been told its really easy to use. and there is a recipe on cc for it

meghan89 Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 5:22am
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Try using royal icing for the lettering. The beads on that cake look like gumpaste rolled into balls, then inserted on the wire, dried and dusted with lusted dust, just a guess! Good Luck!

peacockplace Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 11:51am
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I'm pretty sure that the momogram is made of royal with the crystals stuck into it and dried. You could do htat with edible pearls or the silver drages(sp)

aunt-judy Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 9:48pm
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yes, the letters definitely look like royal icing piped flat on wax/parchment paper, studded with silver dragees and then left to dry and then carefully peeled/lifted off and placed vertically on the top (attached at the base with icing). if you're going to make any decoration like this, get yourself an off-set spatula and make a few extras in case of breakage...trust me, you'll be glad of the extras.

sheilaattaway Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 10:03pm
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thanks so much for the info. It just that easy huh? I dont know what i would do without this site.

sheilaattaway Posted 7 Jul 2005 , 10:04pm
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thanks so much for the info. It just that easy huh? I dont know what i would do without this site.

aunt-judy Posted 8 Jul 2005 , 2:30pm
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yes, it's just that easy...though it may have been done in stages (piped, left to dry, and then piped over again) to build up the 3-d effect. if you're into heavy piping (which i LOVE to look at but not keen on doing myself), check out books on Lambeth or English Overpiping styles for ideas. i once came across a gorgeous wedding cake book that was filled with overpiping, as well as 3-d sculptural topper ornaments that were made from royal-icing.

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