How Do I Mount Toy Figures Without Pulling Up The Icing?

Decorating By olsjhs Updated 11 Feb 2009 , 8:11pm by olsjhs

olsjhs Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 9:19pm
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Im making a fondant covered cake for my Nephews 3rd birthday and as he is mad on Starwars & Powerrangers, the original "do what you want it will be lovley", to "could you possibly do Starwars" to "would it be to much trouble to do a starwars & power rangers themed one" has been a bit worrying for me as a didnt want to mess it up.

I was relieved when she asked for actual figures on the cake for him to keep so I have a darth maul & blue ranger figure, both are full size (like the kids toys you get from toys r us, or similar) and im now worried about how to get them to stand up. I am assuming the weight would just make them keep falling off the icing if I just sat them right on top of the cake with some edible glue. I then had an idea of getting some wodden dowls or something, glueing them to the feet and pushing them right through the cake, but then I assume it would have to be superglue then the poor lad would be left with 2 figures with huge dowls stuck to them lol. Anyone got any ideas please?

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olsjhs Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 1:20am
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anyone?

shell62995 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 1:41am
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maybe royal icing or candy melts would be strong enough? I would glue them on and see if they will work in advance. It would be sad if the 'glue' lost its grip and the power ranger took a nose dive in the middle of the party! GL!

olsjhs Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 1:59am
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Originally Posted by shell62995

maybe royal icing or candy melts would be strong enough? I would glue them on and see if they will work in advance. It would be sad if the 'glue' lost its grip and the power ranger took a nose dive in the middle of the party! GL!




thanks for the tip, yes I think ill give it a try on Thurs. Ill be transporting the cake WITHOUT the figure on to give it the best possible chance of survival. Thanks very much thumbs_up.gif

buffim Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 2:06am
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I'm not sure how you could do it, but perhaps you can make them balance off of something else, for example they could be in combat and thereby balancing each other (slightly lean against each other with their arms touching or something)...I hope that makes sense...

Best of luck!

JanH Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:17am
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olsjhs Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 8:11pm
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Originally Posted by buffim

I'm not sure how you could do it, but perhaps you can make them balance off of something else, for example they could be in combat and thereby balancing each other (slightly lean against each other with their arms touching or something)...I hope that makes sense...

Best of luck!




Hey yes that does deffinatley help and does make sense, I was thinking of putting them in combat, never even thought that it would take that weight off, sometimes I think I over think things and miss the obvious ways!!

Oh and JanH sorry about the duplicate I wasnt sure which area I should post the question in.

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