I am trying to figure out how to stand up the numbers on the top of the cake. I made them already using fondant. With the one-I inserted a 22 gauge wire up throught the fondant and it is working fine. However, instead of 16, the b-day girl will be 14 so the 4 is tricky. I ended up inserting another wire up throught the long side of the 4 but I am not sure how to make the other part of the 4 from falling over??? Any help or suggestions...please?
Could you put a straw down thru the cake and then stick the wire attached to the 4 into the straw? That way the wire couldn't go anywhere because it's held in place by the straw.
It looks a lot like the 6 is propped with a little ball of fondant...look closely and you'll see a little green ball with a piece of candy stuck in front.
You can do the same with the 4, especially if it's a closed-top 4, then the leg is shorter. Put a ball of fondant of a different color under it and put a candy in front.
What do you mean..."the other part of the four"?? I usually make my numbers in one piece with some kind of wire or skewer to insert in the cake. If it's a number that has pieces than I would stick it together while the fondant is soft and let it dry like that.
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