How Do You Attach Your Figurines To Your Cakes?

Decorating By sheilabelle Updated 7 May 2009 , 2:12am by PinkZiab

sheilabelle Posted 7 May 2009 , 12:44am
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I have made a few figurines for cake toppers and can't find the perfect way to attach them to the top of the cake. When they are sitting it's not a big problem. When I make them stand I'm having problems. I'm also finding that people are wanting to keep the figurines so I would like them to be somewhat free standing. Is this possible? icon_rolleyes.gif

Thanks for any and all advice.

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Price Posted 7 May 2009 , 12:55am
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Take a look at Aine2's pictures. She is the modeling guru! She sometimes used a board covered in fondant to hold her figures. That can be removed from the cake with the figures attached.

I use edible glue for attaching figures to my cakes.

sheilabelle Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:17am
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I have looked at Lorraine's site (she has an amazing talant). I have also purchased some of her tutorials (all of the figures are sitting). Is the glue strong enough to keep a figure up-right? The cakes are having to be delivered already assembled. I have tried drying the figures with toothpicks / scewers inserted in their feet and then sticking these into a board and glueing that onto the cake. Just want to see if there is a better way. Thanks.

Price Posted 7 May 2009 , 1:53am
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I have done a few standing figures, I also made them with spagetti or toothpicks coming out of the legs and feet. It worked ok, but I didn't have to travel far. You need to make sure your figure is well balanced and doesn't have a tendency to fall one way or the other. Of course it would be much better if you could just place it on the cake once you got there.

tonedna Posted 7 May 2009 , 2:01am
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Toothpicks and skewers!
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PinkZiab Posted 7 May 2009 , 2:12am
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I usually make mine with skewers coming out of the bottom so I can slide them right into the cake. If the customer wants to keep the figure, the skewers are easily cut off with a pair of kitchen shears.

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