Can someone please give me some guidance? I need to make a gum paste single letter monogram and attach it to the top of a cake? (So it's standing up straight) How do I do this, without it falling over or sinking into the cake? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Use a lollipop stick or a skewer inside the letter. Make the letter thick enough to hide the stick. Then let it dry for a few days before you use it.
You make your monogram, and insert a thin skewer (like a shish kebab) into the bottom. Dry the whole thing flat, and it should be good to go. Trim the skewer down once everything is dry.
Ditto to what Texas_Rose said. I used a skewer for the #1 topper on my Winnie the Pooh cake.
I used skewers on the bottom of my 90th birthday cake. I made about four of each number. Because they break!
Do a 50/50 fondant gumpaste. Glue some wires to the back or up the middle of it and insert after it is dry. The fondant keeps it from being so fragile and the gumpaste makes it harden.... all gumpaste will break so easy. I just did one for my cake "Dog".... good luck.
Thanks everyone for your quick replies and help! I just made my monogram and now we'll wait until tomorrow to see if the skewers hold it up!
Try to let it dry longer if possible, especially if it's thick. If you pick it up and mess with it too soon, the stick will just tear through it.