I bought a toy motorcycle for the top of a cake - but unfortunately the thing won't stay up by itself. Any ideas of how to keep it standing? I was thinking of maybe making something out of gumpaste to hold it up, but I'm not sure what......Thanks.
How about a rectangle strip of fondant, the same length and a little wider than the motorcyle on top tier and attach the motercycle to it with candy melts the same color as the fondant strip. You'll have to hold in place a little while til it sets.
Forgot to say that the fondant should match your icing color and rolled very thin so it's not so obvious..
Thanks Yummy - I didn't think of making a base and using candy melts. It will be a chocolate icing - so you think I could make a rectangle (or something like it) of candy melts and then attach it? Or should I stick with fondant?
You're welcom Phyllis52.
I don't know. If you did a base out of chocolate melts I would do two mounds of of melts on top for the wheels could sit on hold til set.
It's definitely a possibility.
Now you have 2 options. Try both, come back and share what worked for you. Don't forget the pictures of the cake when finished.
I had this same problem with my Toy Story cake and thankfully my husband came to the rescue. I had a plastic Woody toy that I wanted to stand up on top of my cake (see pic). My husband drilled a small hole in both of his boots just deep enough to insert a skewer about 1/4". We drove the skewers into the top layer cake board and it worked like a charm! I don't know if there's a place for you to drill into the motorcycle, but that might be a great option for you.
Both great ideas - question though - is there any way I can make black chocolate melts to match the tires? And I looked at the bike and I can stick the skewers under it, I'll just have to color them black first.
I will be trying both and let you know (I won't be doing this until 2 months though) and then I'll get the picture on.
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Thanks so much for your help.
The darn thing is pretty heavy. I got it at the Harley Davidson store near me in York PA. I loved it until I thought about how to attach it. So it will be a lot of trial and error. I'd hate to have this thing keel over.....so I'll try all the suggestions! Thanks.