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!
Ahhh we must be linked mentally....lol 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 ways...lol. I'll have to check your post as well. Good luck
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
i use sucker stcisk on the back stuck with royal or choc
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
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.