I am lost.. I can not find the answers for the Monogram/Number cake toppers?
Break it down for me... Gum paste or Fondant ? Dowel ? Whimisical curls...
They are so cute, but each time I have tried to make them they break when I pick them up ??? They look really good laying on the tray.. which does me no good.. LOL...
TIA - TIA - TIA
I have made stand up numbers from fondant with a little tylose powder added. I have also made number toppers out of royal icing. For those I use sucker sticks. You have to leave them dry really good before using them.
How thick do they need to be ?.. I am one of those touchy feely people .. if i saw one "in person" I would get it !!
I am not an expert but I know what you are talking about. Basically you should be using gumpaste, gumpaste/fondant mixture or fondant with tylose added. The reason for that is to keep it's shape and to get the letters dry faster. You would have to use skewers to support it (so it stands up perfectly) or something similar.
As for the thickness, it really depends on how thick you want it to be. That being said, it's a personal preference.
I make mine at least a week in advance. I want those suckers bone dry by the time they go on the cake. I am making GP bows for a gift box cake due Saturday, I'm starting too late for my likes as it is.
Okay, this sounds good - I will put it to the test this weekend. I think mine where maybe too thin and not dry enough. ONCE AGAIN.. patience ... patience... patience....
Can not thank you enough -
I have used fondant with tylose and let it dry for several days. I have recently been using 50/50 fondant/gumpaste and still let it dry for several days. If you are using wire to insert with, you will need to insert while still soft.