How To Affix Handle To Cake "mug"?

Decorating By banananutmuffin Updated 13 Dec 2008 , 7:47am by Cake4ever

banananutmuffin Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 4:00pm
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I'd love to attempt one of those cake cocoa mugs, but how do I affix the MMF handle to the cake? Seems that even with "glue" the handle will be too heavy...

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-K8memphis Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 4:10pm
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You are right it is too heavy.

Don't think of it as a handle--think of it as an attachment to the cake that the part that sticks out looks like a handle and the part you can't see keeps it securely affixed inside the cake. Often the part you can't see is bigger than the part you can see. Kwim?

Candy clay is a nice medium to use also.

UltimateCakes Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 4:16pm
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Maybe you could use floral wire coverd in MMF?

-K8memphis Posted 12 Dec 2008 , 4:25pm
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What I'm trying to say is weight this in your favor. Don't make the handle part the heavy part--it will fall out. Make it smart so you can stick it in the cake and it's own weight and design will just keep the handle showing and the other part hidden inside.


Another idea is to put it on after delivery.

Cake4ever Posted 13 Dec 2008 , 7:47am
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I just made a tea cup cake. I used gumpaste to make the handle and added 2 toothpicks at a downward angle to help the handle sit securely inside the cake. HTH. icon_wink.gif

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