Pulling My Hair Out!!!! Please Help!!!

Decorating By mlharvell Updated 2 Sep 2008 , 12:19am by mlharvell

mlharvell Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:33pm
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I have a birthday cake that I have to deliver tomorrow (actual party is on Friday). It's a 2 tiered cake (6 in and 10 in rounds). The birthday girl wants "lollipops" sticking out of the cake that say Happy Birthday. I made sugar cookies with sticks coming out to look like lollipops. I wanted to decorate them with fondant to make them look more like candy. I'm afraid that will be too heavy though. I'm just not sure they will hold up for 2 days. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do to make "lollipops?"

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mary-ann Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:47pm
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I've made them out of MMF on sticks. You can probably use gum paste too.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_820803.html

mlharvell Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:51pm
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I forgot to add one other thing. She wants them to be edible. I know fondant is edible, but I doubt she'll want to eat it. icon_wink.gif

robinscakes Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:51pm
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Do they have to be edible? You could just use real lollipops or cover styrofoam. If you want to use the cookie pops, just put them on at the last minute after the cake is delivered.

SweetArt Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:56pm
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I made a flowerpot cake a few years ago and used cookie flowers to fill it. I don't remember having to reinforce the sticks, but if you're worried about it, here's what I'd try: If you have skewers, you could use them to brace your cookies. Use white chocolate to adhere the skewer to the back of the cookie. The skewer is also long enough to go into the board of the 6" cake and help hold the weight.

biancas_mommy Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 9:58pm
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what about decorating your cookies with toba's glace or RI? they dry with a hard shiny finish but aren't as heavy as fondant. i would also suggest not adding them to the cake until after delivery.

jenny518 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:01pm
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Or what about just chocolate or candy melts ( I know you can buy the lolli sticks and molds right by them at the stores)- that would taste good!

AZCakeGirl Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:04pm
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Can you make the lollipops, but wait to put them in the cake until you deliver it? That would work as long as you think they'll hold up for a t least a few hours until the cake is served.

lainalee Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:05pm
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Could you put them into drinking straws that have already been placed into the cake. You could place the straws, show the customer how to assemble them when you arrive, and let the customer finish assemble before the party. if the cookies arn't hugh, it should work fine. HTH

lu9129 Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:07pm
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Can the mom put them in?

Lu

kakeladi Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:23pm
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lainalee's suggestion is perfect. If the straws are thicker than the stick, just fill the straw w/b'cream to hold the stick.

summernoelle Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:24pm
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Have you seen this cake? Maybe you could just lie them on the cake instead...

edited to add: This cake was made by Cakes By Ashley, from flickr
LL

PinkZiab Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 10:45pm
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Check this out... these were made from fondant.

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KoryAK Posted 27 Aug 2008 , 11:56pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lainalee

Could you put them into drinking straws that have already been placed into the cake. You could place the straws, show the customer how to assemble them when you arrive, and let the customer finish assemble before the party. if the cookies arn't hugh, it should work fine. HTH




Thats exactly what I was gonna say icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 28 Aug 2008 , 12:11am
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OK why can't you just buy, or make big lollipops, and write happy birthday on them.

Mike

mlharvell Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 4:19pm
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Thanks for your help, everyone! I've attached a pic of the cake (minus the final decorations on top to cover the holes - oops!).
LL

CBMom Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:03am
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That's adorable! Great work!

Did you end up putting the straws in the cake?

I'll bet the birthday girl loved it icon_smile.gif

lilahcakes Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:15am
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It came out sooo cute!! thumbs_up.gif

lilahcakes Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:15am
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It came out sooo cute!! thumbs_up.gif

lilahcakes Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:15am
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It came out sooo cute!! thumbs_up.gif

lilahcakes Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:15am
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It came out sooo cute!! thumbs_up.gif

mlharvell Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:19am
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Yes, I did end up using the straws. Stellar idea!!!

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