I'm making a 2 tiered cake 10in. & 8in with a asian inspired theme white icing with scrolling of black & some red flowers I would like to make the number 16 to sit on top & not quite sure how to make it
. . . perhaps FBCT or CT or BC Glaze . . . as shown in this tutorial will help . . . http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/111071540UEhrpE . . . the chocolate transfer would be strong enough to stand upright if that is the effect you are looking for . . . HTH . . . here is an example of CT used to stand upright on the cake . . . http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=87615
My first thought was gumpaste. You could use and exacto knife to cut out the numbers then stick wires in them to put into the cake.