Sorry, I'm sure this has been asked before... but i cant seem to find what I'm looking for.
I want to learn how to make Letters/Numbers that i can stand on the top of a cake ...I'm just not sure structurally what to do...
Thanks as always!
The ones I use most often are basically fondant and tylose "snakes" that have been rolled and then shaped into the number/letter that you need. I think either insert wire, a toothpick or thin skewer into the bottoms and then let them dry. You can make them out of gumpaste if you need them to dry very quickly. HTH
You can also use chocolate....You would it into the design or shape or number or letter you want...Or you could get a chocolate mold in the size you want...Just put a lollipop stick into the mold before pouring the chocolate and you'll be set.
Do you want one out of fondant/gumpaste, or non-edible materials like the one Khalstead posted?
If you want one out of fondant, you can color your fondant and knead in a good amount of tylose powder. Let it sit for about 5 minutes covered tightly. Use any font you want and make a template on cardstock on your computer. Roll your fondant out thickly (at least 1/4 inch). Rub a little shortening onto your template to make it adhere to the fondant, and place it on top of the fondant. Use a new blade in your exacto, and cut out your letter carefully.
Let the letter air dry for SEVERAL days. I make mine at least a week in advance. You could prolly put it in a dehydrator on it's lowest setting for a couple of days to speed things up. When I'm ready to use it, I glue sucker sticks onto the back with white chocolate and insert it. Also, make at least one extra in case of breakage. HTH!