How To Get Tappit Letters To Stand Up Vertically?

Decorating By tsal Updated 25 Jun 2010 , 7:35pm by Bonnie151

tsal Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:31am
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Hi,

is there a way to get Tappit letters to stand up vertically as a topper? Is there a way to support them at the bottom?

Any ideas?

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leah_s Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:36am
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They're so thin that you would not be able to put any type of support in them. All I can think of is to let them dry thoroughly and then make a RI base for them. I'd think it might look a bit messy though.

Caths_Cakes Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:38am
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The only thing i can think of is, To make a plaque first, and glue them 'flat' onto that, and then have that standing up as you would be able to add supports in the back of this.

tsal Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:39am
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They are really thin (and the bane of my existence as I find them hard to work with and so easily breakable). I tried cutting larger letters out if gumpaste but that didn't go well at all.

I guess I'll just lay them flat. icon_smile.gif

Kimmers971 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 11:54am
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You could try making a few of each letter and "gluing" them together to make a thicker, more sturdy piece. Then use a toothpick or whatever to use as a support to stand up.

KathysCC Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:15pm
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I just bought some tappits and I have yet to get a whole letter out of them. I have way too much sticking. Anyone have tips on using them?

I would think that if you made them out of gumpaste (and had better luck than I do getting them out of the cutter), they should dry hard enough to stand up.

TexasSugar Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 2:19pm
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Originally Posted by Kimmers971

You could try making a few of each letter and "gluing" them together to make a thicker, more sturdy piece. Then use a toothpick or whatever to use as a support to stand up.




What about making two and use glue to put a wire between them?

Bonnie151 Posted 25 Jun 2010 , 7:35pm
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Let them dry, then create a glue from gumpaste softened with water until it's gunky and glue them onto the cake standing up. You can make a seamless finish, rather than using RI which can be a bit messy.

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