I am finished with a topsy turvey cake...and have made the numbers '3' and '0' for a 30th bday party....out of gum paste.
I have a perfectly smooth top(slanted)...and these random numbers. I have made some curly ribbons to make a bow around them....but am a complete loss.
I normally would have maybe put toothpicks in them..but I can cram a toothpick through a big '0'.
I'd put two toothpicks on the "O"....so it doesn't show. I've done it.
Can I put toothpicks in gum paste after it has dried? They are pretty rock hard.....
Are there any other methods in the event that toothpicks won't work?
since they are dry already id put the toothpick behind the number and cover with another peice of GP, glue in place and let dry.
anyone have any advise? I have to have it completed by this evening. Do you think I should shove them down into the cake? perhaps a mound of royal icing???
Thanks Sweet Cakes!! Sorry I didn't see your reply before my last post.
Cool that you are in Denton...the cake is for my friend that lives in Aubrey.
It seems so simple now - i had this problem too but il go with the toothpick and glue idea - why couldnt i have thought of it - lol
I went ahead and used some gumpaste to stick on the toothpicks and they worked like a charm. Then I went ahead and melted some choclate and shoved the numbers in there as well. Better safe than sorry.
Next time...I will remember to put in the toothpicks before the gumpaste dries out.