Attaching Heavy Cardstock

Decorating By dpmey Updated 21 May 2010 , 6:04pm by jones5cm

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dpmey Posted 21 May 2010 , 4:24pm
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I made a mistake last night and I was hoping to fix it as I don't have time to redo it all. I was cutting out side of a castle to attach to the side of my cake. The will stick up past the cake. I cut them out of a mix of fondant and gumpaste but they didn't harden up enough to stand up on their own. Live and learn. Next time I will just use gum paste. Anyways is their a way to attach heavy cardstock to the back side to help it stand up?

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KristasKakes78 Posted 21 May 2010 , 4:38pm
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You could try using royal icing to glue it to the cardstock.

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tiggy2 Posted 21 May 2010 , 4:54pm
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Piping gel might also work

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jones5cm Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:02pm
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I had the same issue once and I ended up covering the back side of the 'wall' with melted chocolate (rather than cardstock - not edible); it dries fast and was sturdy enough. Just a thought....

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dpmey Posted 21 May 2010 , 5:36pm
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I hadn't thought of the chocolate. I wouldn't have to worry about the bleed through either. The kids would love to eat the castle walls. I could coat the back and put them on my form to bend them. Great idea. How much chocolate did it take to stiffen it? Thanks

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jones5cm Posted 21 May 2010 , 6:04pm
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Just about an 1/8" layer smoothed with a knife was enough to provide enough stability for the roof and the forklift attachment (see the forklift cake in my photos) free-standing. I let it dry overnight; but i'm sure it won't take that long to dry. And you're right, the kids will eat it upicon_smile.gif

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