i need to put like 4 letters on top of cake for tomorrow thursday and i had bought some letter mold from country kitchen but i try it just now and it does not seen to work, i try chocolate too but it is to thin it will break and the fondant is the same, i am freaking out because i just don't have any time and i can't drive!!!!!!!!! the wanted the letters to stand up but i guess i'll just put them laying dow on top, if i can get a template, or some tips... pretty please need help!
Sorry, I can't help but is interested in this Letter molds. how does it work, like normal molds?
How about baking cookie letters on lollipop sticks? You could ice them in fondant (no drying time needed) or in royal icing (dry by tomorrow) and they will slide right into the cake to stand upright.
You can cut them with cutters if you have them, or just by hand with a paring knife for a specific size/font.
Cookies sounds like an idea with the time limit. how about you use flower paste or pastilage in the mould, put it in the freezer for a while before you take it out of the mould and then let it dry under a blue light. Or any light that give off a lot of heat.
If you look in my pix, I did a monogrammed cake using colorflow. If it's due tomorrow, make a batch of royal icing (or colorflow if you have it,), make several letters and let dry in the oven overnight with just the light on (no heat.) Then gild with lustre dust and vodka or lemon extract. Hope that helps!
You can also try putting toothpicks in the bottom to get them to stand up on the cake.
You can also pipe out candy melts, piping over a skewer so you can stick them in the cake. Candy melts set up fast .
I would go the cookie route. I have done this making sugar cookies (from scratch) and covering them in Royal Icing. I would use loliepop sticks or even popsicle sticks if you have them (to help them stand up in the cake). I have tried using tooth picks and they are just not sturdy enough and eventually cause the monogram to lean )or even fall over). HTH
i am very into gumpaste letter at the moment! either pushing out sausage pieces from a clay gun and shaping them or printing out letters on the computer and using them as a stencil to cut out gumpaste and leave to go har overnight then insert heated wire for support, i am working on a 10th bday cake right now with these tyoe of letters i will post it when i am done
Well is pretty much like the wilton candy molds, but the letter came out pretty thin.
could you strenghten them with wore or skewers attached to the back that would also give you something to insert in the cake? just a thought
ok so here is the cake i was refering to, not a brilliant shot of the letters but you get the idea, my camera batteries died right after this shot whe i was doing the close up of the letters for you guys, so the cake is for tomorrow arvo so will try and get batteries and take a better pic of the writting in the mean time here it is: