How Do I Mount Toy Figures?

Decorating By olsjhs Updated 11 Feb 2009 , 6:12am by JanH

olsjhs Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 10:15pm
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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?

thanks Very Happy

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DianeLM Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 11:32pm
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Rather than gluing dowels to the bottoms of their feet, perhaps you could glue a skewer, wire or other dowel-type thing to the BACK of their legs. Then, you could chisel off the glue later.

Or, attach the skewer by wrapping clear cellophane tape around the leg, like a splint!

I don't know what the figures look like exactly, but if their legs are solid colored, you might be able to find a coordinating color of electrical tape with which to attach the skewer. Electrical tape is available in LOTS of colors.

olsjhs Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 1:24am
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Originally Posted by DianeLM

Rather than gluing dowels to the bottoms of their feet, perhaps you could glue a skewer, wire or other dowel-type thing to the BACK of their legs. Then, you could chisel off the glue later.

Or, attach the skewer by wrapping clear cellophane tape around the leg, like a splint!

I don't know what the figures look like exactly, but if their legs are solid colored, you might be able to find a coordinating color of electrical tape with which to attach the skewer. Electrical tape is available in LOTS of colors.




one is blue and one is black so should Deffinatley beable to get electrical tape in those colours!!! Thanks so much for the help thumbs_up.gif

JanH Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 6:12am
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