Ideas For Placing Toppers

Decorating By sweetcakes Updated 11 Mar 2010 , 8:35pm by KHalstead

sweetcakes Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 1:59pm
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The ceramic kind. Do you put a board ontop of the top tier or perhaps a gumpaste plaque for them to sit on? what ways do you secure them.? I have a fairly large cross, about 7" tall but only has a 2-3" base. Im thinking i will make a large gp plaque and somehow attach it to that. The cake is covered in buttercream. I would hate to see it fall over. There is not much weight to it, but with a small base that can still make a difference. should i put straws in for support?

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leah_s Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 2:04pm
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If it's hollow, I put a skewer into the cake and leave it sticking up, then put the topper over the skewer. Otherwise, then a bunch of icing onto the base and wish everyone luck.

sweetcakes Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:18pm
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thanks Leah. They should really make cake toppers with spikes, ones that could be removed after the fact. I expect i willhave to glue it down with icing too.

KHalstead Posted 11 Mar 2010 , 8:35pm
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the topper on this cake was huge! AND HEAVY!! I cut a piece of cardboard out the exact size of the base of the topper, and dowelled underneath the topper and then ran a rope of fondant around the topper (glued the rope w/ some water to the cake's fondant) It was nice and secure.

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