Attaching Fondant 'snake' Letters To Side Of Cake

Decorating By still_learning Updated 1 Oct 2009 , 2:13pm by nonnyscakes

still_learning Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 4:47am
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What is the best way to attach fondant 'snake' letters (like in the link below) to the side of a fondant covered cake? I'm thinking RI but I wasn't sure what most people do. I see these letters/numbers as toppers a lot but not on the sides of the cake as much.

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1433610.html

Thanks!

4 replies
kricket Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 5:23am
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I would use royal icing, as water and gum glue wouldn't be able to support that weight quite as well. Just a thin line of royal, though.

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 5:28am
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I just use water mixed with meringue powder or with tylose. The tylose works better.

suz3 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:08pm
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I used candy melts the same color of the letters.

nonnyscakes Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:13pm
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I use clear vanilla extract painted on the letters. I insert corsage pins strategically to support the letters until they dry and then remove the pins. If you insert them at an angle in curves/corners, the tiny holes are not noticible on the finished product.

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