Im new to fondant and i want to make a #1 to go on top of my son's bday cake. something like the one in the pic below but ina bigger size to go on top of the cake. is it as simple as rolling out the fondant and molding it to the #1 shape and letting it dry or are their other step in the process? Let me know
<a href='http://blog.pinkcakebox.com/page/2'><img src='http://www.pinkcakebox.com/images/cake1196.jpg' alt='Pink Cake Box Cake'></a>
I would try just rolling it out so it's how you want it to look and let it dry. Probably take a couple of days though. If it's too flimsy use wire to make it stand. Or have it leaning on any other cake topper you are using.
use gumpaste instead or a combo of both gumpaste and fondant. You can then roll it out and cut the number in any type of font that you can find. (just print it off the computer in the size you want and then use the paper cutout to trace it.) Using gumpaste and or a mixture will make the number more sturdy. Fondant by itself will take a long time to dry so that it can stand up.
You would be better off using gumpaste then it will dry hard. Yes just roll it out making it thinner at the ends than in the middle for when you curl it up otherwise it will be too thick. Then form the shape but before it is dry insert a cocktail stick up through the centre so that half is inside the number and the other half is left exposed. This can then be stuck into the cake and then it will free stand. That is how I made the numbers below and the 1 is like the one you want to make.