Tips For Poking Decorations Into Cakes?

Decorating By SecretAgentCakeBaker Updated 11 Feb 2009 , 3:33pm by BREN28

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:13pm
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Before I destroy my cake, I wanted to find out if there are any tips for poking 3-D decorations into the cake.

Specifically, I made some royal icing trees on pretzel sticks. I am concerned that when I poke them into the cake, they will fall over. I see so many people put trees on their cakes like this, and they appear to be standing just fine, but I'm still concerned. I used WASC, so I'm hoping it is dense enough to support it?

Also, I will need to transport the cake after I put the trees on today. Do you think it will be ok?

Thanks so much for your help!

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BREN28 Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:33pm
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ive tried it with a golf cake i did recently ( not posted yet) and i made a tree out of chocolate,which is pretty heavy,and put it into the cake where i wanted it. i made sure to put it in deep enough so the cake could hold the weight of the top of the tree and wouldn't lean. i used my grass tip to put a little buttercream grass around the bottom of the tree and it held really well.
good luck with yours!

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