How Do I Put This Wedding Cake Topper On?

Decorating By amybunce Updated 20 Mar 2009 , 2:14pm by jamiekwebb

amybunce Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 1:43pm
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Hi everyone,

I'm working on my first wedding cake. I have a question about this topper. It has a bit of weight to it, and not much flat surface on the bottom. It is the same topper used in this post:

June 20, 2006
First Wedding Cakes
keywords wedding red mixed

It is going on the top of a 3 tier cake. The top cake is 6".

Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you.

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jamiekwebb Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:01pm
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Pm the person and ask them how they did it.

Susie53 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:01pm
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Is this the topper/picture of cake you are referring too?
I'm not sure how to attach the topper, but thought I would post the photo for you so others could see what you are talking about.

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:01pm
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Go to that picture, and copy and paste the link in this message, we can just click on it that way! icon_wink.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:04pm
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Probably not attached in any way. There are probably startegically placed dowels right under it holding it up. If it doesn't have a flat surface, mold some white fondant/gumpaste to the bottom, and flatten that out so it sits flat. Let dry, then set it on top of the cake, on top of dowels poked through with a bit of icing over the top so you can't see them. For sure, do this last thing, after the cake is all setup, as it truly won't be attached at all.

__Jamie__ Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:05pm
post #6 of 9 I gonna hit a thousand posts today? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

amybunce Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:10pm
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Yes, that link is the topper. Thanks for posting it. I will do that from now on.

This newbie hasn't worked with fondant/gumpaste yet. Do you have any suggestions holding it in place with buttercream or royal icing? I'm working with those two.


jamiekwebb Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:11pm
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The topper of the man and woman?? I would wait until you get to the venue.... maybe make a samll indention in the icing so that it will be more study... I guess just sit it on.

jamiekwebb Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:14pm
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Use some dowels too... I would either make and indention or a little hump of icing if you don't want to use fondant.... I would do fondant though if you can at all

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