Numbers Question..

Decorating By jenscreativity Updated 22 Oct 2009 , 3:27am by prterrell

jenscreativity Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 3:16am
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Everytime I make a figurine or number to add to cake on top or something,,it is TOO heavy for it to stay in on stick into cake. It wants to tilt over..How do I thin the fondant/ gumpaste to make the object yet, be able to put it on a stick at end to stay together and poke into the cake to stand up>??? HELP!!

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prterrell Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 3:18am
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For larger items, I sculpt them out of RKT and then cover in fondant. This greatly reduces the weight.

Texas_Rose Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 3:22am
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What kind of stick are you using? The bigger the piece that you're making, the bigger the stick that you need. If you're making something giant and sticking it on with a toothpick, that would be why you're having trouble.

I used a plastic lollipop stick for this one:
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And this one, I used probably six dowels taped together, sitting on a piece of foamcore, with one dowel extending through the foamcore into the cake, to make the tree.
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jenscreativity Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 3:24am
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I did use the lollipop stick, but still heavy..I know what you mean..wierd.

prterrell Posted 22 Oct 2009 , 3:27am
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Sorry to thread-jack here, but TexasRose that cake is adorable and hilarious all at once! I love it!

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