I posted in another thread about my sprained ankle and not getting my mortarboard for my cake done.
I was all set to make my mortarboard out of gumpaste. I had all my gumpaste ingredients on the counter. The baby was crying so I went to get her and my sweet 2 year old son went into the kitchen and dumped the whole can of gum-tex on the floor.
Can someone just shoot me????? I couldn't get to the store to get more because they closed at 8 and I can't drive because I sprained my right ankle. Not to mention I'd have to try and drag my 2 year old tasmanian devil and a 4 month old through the store with a sprained ankle. DH didn't get home until after 8.
SO, after this longwinded diatribe about my bad luck, I have a question.
I am going to have to try to cover a piece of cardboard with fondant for a mortarboard. I have never done this and all I have is MMF.
Can someone tell me how I am going to keep the MMF from falling off the underside of the mortarboard? I'll take any advice I can get about making a mortarboard out of a piece of cardboard and MMF. This cake has to travel 3 hours so it needs to be sturdy.
hmmm....maybe use frosting as glue for the cardboard & fondant? that's what I would try. hope that helps! good luck & I hope you feel better soon!
Oh no, you can't catch a break! I cut a square of cardboard then very lightly frosted it with buttercream. I think a small amount of corn syrup would work well too. Then roll out your fondant and put the cardboard in the middle of it. I cut the corners of the fondant off so it looked kind of like a cross shape. That way there wasn't a lot of fondant overlap. This is the underside and a lot of it will be resting on the hat, so don't stress about it, no one will see it!
I set it on a piece of wax paper to air dry in front of a fan. It doesn't really need to be hard. Hope this helps, let us know how it went!
Oh, and I have an almost 3 year old and an 8 month baby. Whenever I tend to the little one, the big one likes to stuff as many fondant decorations as she can get her hands on in her mouth before I get back. I feel your pain.
Thanks so much akgirl! I am taking my sweet tasmanian devil to the YWCA for play time (aka momma's sanity time) this morning.
I will get this cake done today!!!