How Do I Get The Number "1" To Stand Up On The Top

Decorating By mom2spunkynbug Updated 9 Jul 2008 , 1:11pm by PinkZiab

mom2spunkynbug Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:38pm
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I'm going to be making a 1st birthday cake & just love all the cakes with the number 1 standing straight up on the top tier - how do you do that?

I was thinking maybe with a toothpick inserted in the bottom & then into the cake, but some of these numbers look so thin!

I was planning on using gumpaste to do it...

Thanks for any help!

6 replies
tree45 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:48pm
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Ahhh we must be linked I just asked that too!!! I have seen on here that people used white chocolate and a popsicle stick but I asked if there were any other I'll have to check your post as well. Good luck icon_biggrin.gif

sandygirl Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:56pm
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I have done a cake with letters standing up and what I did was to form the letters out of gumpaste and stick the toothpicks in the bottom. After they dried I just stuck them into the cake. Easy as cake icon_razz.gif

Good luck!

sugarshack Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 5:55pm
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i use sucker stcisk on the back stuck with royal or choc

mom2spunkynbug Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 5:35am
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Thanks!! thumbs_up.gif

jess85 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:04pm
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with kids cakes especially, whatever you put inside the cake should be edible. i would suggest you use spaghetti instead of toothpicks. same effects/no risk of the kids (or anyone else) ingesting wood etc

PinkZiab Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:11pm
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For a thin one I use wires, for a thick one I use skewers. Of course I insert it into the number while the gumpaste or fondant is still well and the just slide into the cake Just make sure it's long enough to keep it stable.

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