I need to put a 3D number 60 on top of a 3 tiered cake. I am making the numbers out of gumpaste. How do I make them stand up?
I want to make them like a cake on the pinkcakebox website. If anyone wants to check out the picture I am refering to it is under the celebration cakes tab, last row, 2nd from the right. It is a tiered cake with 16 on top. Does anybody know how they make their numbers stand up??
Thank for all your help!
hey. i made my numbers fairly thick out of gumpaste/fondant and then put spaghetti in them and let them dry. Then they stood up just fine!
You can build them around lollipop sticks... You can make them out of chocolate... you can nestle them into a bed of stuff (like fondant)... You can build wires into them...
I can tell you from experience that Pink Cake Box uses wires or skinny dowels/skewers, depending on how heavy the topper is.
i just made a large no. 40... coming up this week end .. i used a small skewer in each one.. drying now.. i made no. 50 last week end for anniversary.. did the same.. did great. haven,t posted picture yet of the 50th cake.. hth
I make mine from plaque paste as it sets with in a day.. i insert a toothpick in the bottom while it is still wet. I make a long sausage and make my number letter what have you from the sausage as i can then make it thinish and its not tooo heavy.. then when i put into cake i put royal icing under it to cement it...
I did however do a 50 for an anniversary cake but that went onto a plaque so i didnt use a toothpick but did glue it with royal icing and used 2 supports on either side till it set then i put decoration of flowers round it for more stability.
I let my numbers dry hard then glue them to sucker/lollipop sticks with melted chocolate.