I Need Help!! Pretty Please!!

Decorating By missmersh Updated 11 Aug 2005 , 12:52pm by thecakemaker

missmersh Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 8:19pm
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Does Fondant break down if you insert it into cake?
I made some goal posts and need to stick them in the cake, but I have never seen a cake with fondant inserted into the cake, only sitting on top.

I have another post out there on this topic, and a reply was made that gumpaste broke down (from the cake, not the icing) and was wondering if fondant would do that too?

I am sorry to be such a pest!! I just don't know what to do.

Thank you, anyone, who is willing to advise!!

Leslie icon_redface.gificon_cry.gificon_redface.gif

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thecakemaker Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 8:29pm
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It would probably eventually soften from the cake moisture but if you wait until just before serving the cake you will be fine for a while. You can try attaching lolipop sticks to the fondant using chocolate or royal icing or if you want to use an edible product - use candy sticks (we used to call them candy cigarrettes)

Good luck!

missmersh Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 9:41pm
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Thank you Cake Maker!
I am delivering the cake at 9 am and it probably won't be served until 11:30 or 12:00. Will it be ok? I thought about buying the plastic tubelike dowels and sticking them down in that and filling it up with icing....What do you think about that idea?

I think if I tried to attach anything, I might mess them up. I should have done that while they were still pliable.

I did make some gumpaste ones a few minutes ago and LOVE it more than fondant!! I found it was easier to shape for what I am doing. My fondant is always too dry. icon_sad.gif

Thank you soooo much for your quick response!!

Do you think 5 hours would be too long for the posts to stick in the cake? I am delivering it to her house and she will be carrying it to the party site. I hate to ask her to insert the posts....

Thanks again!! thumbs_up.gif

nanni Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 9:45pm
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Personally I would do one of 2 things-but it is just my opinion-I would either put lollipop sticks in the ends and insert those into the cake just so the posts look like they are sitting on the cake OR I would use the round dowel tubes and decorate those that way you can insert them into the cake a bit deeper...either is an option that won't breakdown in that time frame. Good luck!

missmersh Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 10:30pm
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Thank you!!! I think I am going to use the dowel tubes. You helped confirm my thoughts about that. The only reason I was stressing so much is because the little boy is wanting goal posts on his football cake and if he is dreaming of that, I sure didn't want to let him down.

Thank you both again!!!
Leslie thumbs_up.gif

nanni Posted 10 Aug 2005 , 11:01pm
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You are very welcome-funny how we have an idea but need that little boost..glad to help! I am sure he will enjoy his cake!

thecakemaker Posted 11 Aug 2005 , 12:52pm
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Sorry - I was off line. I hope everything worked out ok!


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