Help How Do I Make A Cake Topper?

Decorating By cakesmade4u Updated 17 Dec 2008 , 5:31pm by cakesmade4u

cakesmade4u Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 4:04pm
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Can someone help I'm stuck I love all the beautiful toppers that alot of cc community makes and I decited to make a few for my cakes but I only got as far as a large number and I don't know how to make it stand up. I don't want to stick it directly in the frosting, do I use a base of gumpaste then glue with royal icing? Or glue a stick to it to insert in the cake ? Where do I place the wires in, the ones with the decorations on them? Thanks icon_redface.gif

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BlondiezBakery Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 4:23pm
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Toothpicks work the best. If they are already dry w/o the toothpick stuck inside, then use some gumpaste as glue to stick the toothpicks to the back. I also used some melted chocolate as a stablizer, as well.

Good luck....I have totally been in your shoes!

cakesmade4u Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 4:45pm
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Thanks! Do you think I should use gumpaste to place the wire in and attach it to a base or in back and around the number so the other flowers and decorations can attach that way? Or is there a easier way?

CakesByLJ Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 4:49pm
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I agree with Blondiez... toothpicks, or skewers for larger pieces (cut to size), and attach with melted chocolate (usually white).. Very easy and effective... Wires inserted before the gumpaste/fondant drys work best for small pieces only...

liapsim Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 4:52pm
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Yep, I use toothpicks and skewers on mine. Make sure you let it dry DAYS in advance! Good Luck!

cakesmade4u Posted 17 Dec 2008 , 5:31pm
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thanks for the responds I will try this.

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